On February 22, 2023, a meeting of the scientific discussion club “Cultural-Historical Dialogues” on the topic “Confirmation of Ukrainian Identity” was held in the Kyiv House of Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute, Tetiana Bevz, gave a scientific report Confirmation of Ukrainian identity in conditions of full-scale war: challenges and threats at the meeting.

The speaker emphasized the urgency of the issue of establishing the Ukrainian identity, especially now – in the conditions of a full-scale war of the Russian Federation against our state, when there was a real threat of losing the subjectivity of Ukraine. According to the scientist, the war became a kind of a test for the stability of society, the capacity of state and political institutions, and national cohesion.

Tetiana Bevz reports

The report focused on the analysis of identity markers (language, culture, religion, values, historical memory, politics, civilizational choice). It was also about the fact that the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine created a new reality, strengthening the sense of political unity, confirming Ukraine’s subjectivity and national identity. Ukrainians have proven to themselves and others that they exist as a nation that has a civic and national identity and is capable of defending its independence, territorial integrity, and unity.

Russia’s war against Ukraine had a significant impact on the consciousness of Ukrainians. It transformed our system of values, changing the evaluations of the past, the attitude towards some iconic historical figures, as well as towards influential institutions that until recently had great trust and authority.

During the work of the scientific discussion club

More than 30 scientists – philosophers, psychologists, historians and political scientists – took part in the work of the discussion club. Scientific employees of our Institute – Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Yurii Shaihorodskyi and Doctor of Political Sciences, Associate Professor Vyacheslav Yaremchuk – participated in the work of the scientific event.