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The Russian-Ukrainian Ongoing War: Roots, Causes, Stages, Prospects

Wednesday, July 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5 – $10

Presented in partnership by The Museum of Russian Art, East-West Connections, Global Minnesota, Committee on Foreign Relations Minnesota,  Zerkalo – Russian-Speaking Media of MN, World Without Genocide, Russians Against War – Minnesota, and Russian Studies at Macalester College:

The Russian-Ukrainian Ongoing War: Roots, Causes, Stages, Prospects 

A Presentation by Dr. Oleksandr Komarenko 

Join us for an insightful lecture presented by Dr. Oleksandr (Alex) Komarenko, Associate Professor of the Faculty of History at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota for 2024.

Dr. Komarenko will delve into the key components of the centuries-long and intertwined relations between two East-Slavic peoples – the Russians and the Ukrainians. The lecture will journey from the creation of the first united East-Slavic state in 882 AD, known as Kievan Rus’, to the current full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine. By tracing the historical developments, challenges, and paradoxes over more than a thousand years, Dr. Komarenko will provide a comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamics that have led to this devastating conflict.

This event offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper perspective on the historical and contemporary factors influencing Russian-Ukrainian relations, highlighting the historical fatality of what has become the bloodiest conflict in the Post-Soviet space.

Dr. Komarenko will be introduced by Dr. Catherine Guisan, Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 24 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Tickets: General Admission $10 |  TMORA Members $8 |  Students $5

Doors open at 6:00 PM, All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open. The lecture will take place in the Main Gallery. Seating is general admission.  Free parking is located across the street from the Museum in the Mayflower Church parking lot.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Oleksandr (Alex) Komarenko is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of History at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute of Global Studies and the Department of History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, for 2024. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor/Scholar at Hamline University and Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at several prestigious universities worldwide. Dr. Komarenko has authored or co-authored four books and nearly 70 scholarly articles and publications.

Dr. Catherine Guisan is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Saint Petersburg European University in Russia in 2013 and served as a Lecturer for the US State Department Speaker Bureau in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2016. Dr. Guisan is co-hosting Dr. Komarenko during his tenure at the University of Minnesota in 2024.

 

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TMORA
5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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