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Ukraine in Russian cinema

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Ukraine in Russian cinema

How do Russian films portray Ukraine and Ukrainians?

Any form of art can be used to defy, critique or reinforce cultural norms and political ideologies. Analysing films within their political, periodic and geographic context can provide a deep insight into the...

Rape as a weapon of Russia in Ukraine

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Rape as a weapon of Russia in Ukraine

"Whether you like it or not, endure it, my beauty" – Putin said about Ukraine during a press conference at the beginning of February 2022. This veiled threat of coercion and sexual violence from Russia’s president hints at the features...

How the world underestimated Ukraine

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How the world underestimated Ukraine

From the very beginning of its independence, Ukraine has been standing up for subjectivity on the international stage, trying to step out of the shadow and sphere of influence of Russia. World leaders slowly started to recognise the power and...

The voices of occupation. Illia. Leaving Izium.

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The voices of occupation. Illia. Leaving Izium.

The voices of occupation is a series of stories from people who lived under occupation and managed to get out. This is a story about Illia, a grad student in philosophy, a photographer, and a tattoo artist. He managed to...

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