Kateryna Zarembo and Oksana Mikheieva discuss "The Rise of Ukraine's Sun".
"The Rise of Ukraine's Sun" (Схід українського сонця) is a book about the pro-Ukrainian communities and movements in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts which were there before the Russian aggression in 2014. The book's chapters depict the academic and artistic communities, rural areas, religious circles of various denominations as well pro-European movements and football fans. Each chapter narrates the stories of Donetsk and Luhansk locals, set against the backdrop of wider historical context. The reader will discover the Ukrainian identity of the region, which has always been there but which has been silenced and oppressed by the artificial myth, specially created in the Soviet and post-Soviet narrative. The book also explains why the local population did indeed take arms to fight in 2014 and onwards - but, contrary to the Russian propaganda, not for the unrecognized republics but for Ukraine's freedom and democracy.
The presentation and discussion will be held in English.
The book is available on the publisher's website (Ukrainian).