Chief researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Yuriy Shapoval gave an interview to Polish Radio. The interview was about Yu. Shapoval’s book “Unforgiven. Oleksandr Dovzhenko and the communist special services”.

The author presents a new look at the figure of director and playwright, Ukrainian cinematographer Oleksandr Dovzhenko. The research work of our colleague is based on the unpublished documents of the case-form, which was opened on Dovzhenko by the Soviet special services, and which they conducted from the beginning of the 20s and actually until the end, until his death in 1956. The Chekists never forgave Dovzhenko for his nationalist past, his Ukrainian patriotism, albeit within the limits of the Soviet canon, which was intertwined with the conformism of the great creator.

Interview with Polish Radio