Mitologia polityczna współczesnej Ukrainy
Treść / Zawartość
After gaining its independence in 1991, Ukraine – the young state – needed elements, which could reinforce and consolidate social cohesion of divided nation. Official historical policy, promoted especially by the government of Viktor Yushchenko, was based on a mythologized history of Kievan Rus’, the extreme nationalist organization, i.e. OUN, UPA and the Ukrainian and Cossacks folklore. Authors based their article on an analysis of texts, websites and monitoring of Ukrainian media. Article shows the process of forming a new political mythology of Ukraine after the Orange Revolution, 2013–2014 Maidan unrest and current events in eastern Ukraine. Authors state that Maidan events have become the core of modern Ukraine’s political mythology, its founding myth, which constitutes a crucial element of Ukrainian national identity.