The trilogy “Ukrainian National Conservatism: The Hetman Movement” by Pavlo Hay-Nyzhnyk, a Doctor of Historical Sciences, leading researcher of the Department of Political Culture and Ideology of our Institute, was presented at the Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy.

The trilogy tells about the ideology and theory of Ukrainian national conservatism. The three volumes of the book combine the theory and ideology of Ukrainian conservatism not only in historical, but also in political contexts.

Currently, the first book of the trilogy, which chronologically covers the period from 1900 to 1936, is presented. It examines and analyzes the formation of the theoretical and ideological foundations of Ukrainian national conservatism, particularly in the concepts of V. Lypynsky and M. Mikhnovsky, developed by them before the revival of Ukrainian statehood at the end of 1917 – the beginning of 1918. The program principles and activities of the Ukrainian Democratic-Bread Party (UDHP) and the Ukrainian People’s Community (UNH) are highlighted. In particular, it is about the state-political position and activities of Hetmans of All Ukraine P. Skoropadsky, V. Lypynsky, M. Mikhnovsky, D. Dontsov, S. Shemet, V. Andrievsky and others. The grounds and course of the creation and activity of the Ukrainian Union of Wheat Growers-Statesmen (USHD) are revealed, the ideology of national conservatism, the theory of labor monarchy and classocracy of V. Lypynsky is analyzed. The activities and political outlook positions of P. Skoropadsky, N. Kochubey, O. Nazaruk, O. Skoropys-Yoltukhovsky, A. Motrezor, M. Timofeyev, S. Shemet, V. Kuchabsky and others were considered. The cause-and-effect aspects of the conflict between V. Lypinsky and P. Skoropadsky, which led to a split in the USHD and the creation of the Brotherhood of Ukrainian Classocrats-Monarchists, Hetmantsiv (BUKMG), are highlighted. The formation and activity of Ukrainian conservative, classocratic, and monarchist organizations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia, which were components of the world Hetman Movement, were tracked and analyzed.

Presentation of the first book of the trilogy at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy

 “Ukrainian National Conservatism: The Hetman’s Movement” is a historical and political trilogy that highlights and analyzes the development of the ideology of Ukrainian national conservatism and its theoretical foundations from the beginning of the 20th century and until the beginning of the 21st century. In particular, the development of Ukrainian conservatism as a type of socio-political thought, the model of the construction of the Ukrainian State, its political and economic system, etc., the foundations of Ukrainian national conservatism, the theory of classocracy and the concept of labor monarchy, as well as the course of the birth and activity of the Hetman Movement in emigration are considered.

During the presentation

The work is full of excerpts from program documents, works and speeches of theoreticians, ideologists and leading figures of Ukrainian national conservatism and the Hetman Movement. Numerous, previously little-known and unknown sources of a historical and political science nature have been introduced into scientific circulation, in particular from the documentary base of the Soviet, German, Polish, American, British, etc. special services in combination with documentary materials of Ukrainian political parties and organizations related to Ukrainian state formation, national liberation front, national-conservative politics and the world Hetman Movement. The political activity of conservative-hetman organizations was traced, highlighted and analyzed both in the context of the all-Ukrainian political system and its national liberation struggles, and in view of the geopolitical and domestic political situation in Europe and the world.

The first book of the trilogy was published in 2023 by the Kyiv publishing house “Samit-knyga” (Kyiv: Samit-knyga, 2023, 544 p.) and became one of the winners of the “Book of the Year – 2023” rating in the nomination “Sofia” (political science/sociology /cultural studies). In all categories, almost 700 publications were evaluated according to 58 expert questionnaires.