La ‘questione russa’ nel dibattito intellettuale e politico dell’Ucraina del post-Majdan
This paper provides an analysis of the intellectual and political debate around the role of Russian language and culture in post-Maidan Ukraine. The author retraces (a) the main social and cultural developments emerged in Ukraine in the aftermath of the Euromajdan Revolution (2013-14) and the war in Donbas (2014-), and (b) the directions of cultural policies promoted by the post-Majdan elite (2014-19). Through this twofold reading the article shows the peculiar interrelation between the field of culture and the field of politics in contemporary Ukraine, in an attempt to reveal the specific nuances of the so-called ‘Russian question’.
Keywords: Ukraine • Russian language • Poroshenko • Post-Majdan • Nation-building