Historian Timothy Snyder: ‘History Is Always Plural’

Yale University historian Timothy Snyder has become one of the unexpected “celebrities” of the conflict in Ukraine.

He has written a string of articles and given dozens of lectures in which he offers his correctives to narratives about the history of Eastern Europe that have emerged from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In particular, the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler And Stalin, has waged a one-man campaign against Russian claims that Ukraine is not, to use Putin’s words, “a real country.”

  • ontario john

    Forget all those minor world issues, because two big celebrations in Ontario are the only things that matter. We have whiny indian day being celebrated across Canada. Great rants on this morning’s media about how its really white society that is causing indian men to abuse and kill women, and of course the most important celebration is pride week in Ontario. Yes all things homosexual is the theme. Wynne is raising the gay flag at Queen’s Park today because as we all know, nothing else matters in Ontario. Oh, and the Toronto Star is excited about Ramadan ding dong.

  • tom_billesley

    It’s Muscovy that’s the fake country. The real country, Kievan Rus’, was devastated by the Mongol Horde. The Dukes of Muscovy ended up as principal collectors of the tribute to be paid to the Mongol-Tatar overlords. Later they carried on collecting the tax for themselves, continuing the protection racket.

    • El Martyachi

      Ya and that’s the cornerstone of the Great Russian inferiority complex.