On July 28, 2022, a round table “Soviet repression against the Ukrainian intelligentsia” was held in Warsaw (Poland). Discussion about the book by Yuriy Shapoval “Unforgiven. Oleksandr Dovzhenko and the communist special services””.
The event was organized by the laboratory named after Richard Pipes of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and took place using the ZOOM platform.
Among the participants of the round table were Polish and Ukrainian scientists – specialists in historical and political sciences.
Director of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Humanities, Professor Grzegorz Motyka addressed the participants of the round table with a welcome speech.
During the round table, the book “Unforgiven. Oleksandr Dovzhenko and the communist special services” is a joint publication of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The author-compiler of this unique edition is Yuriy Shapoval – doctor of historical sciences, professor, chief researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute.
Yu. Shapoval. Unforgiven. Oleksandr Dovzhenko and the communist special services. Warsaw–Kyiv–Kharkiv, 2022.
While working on the book, the author-compiler used unique documents about Oleksandr Dovzhenko (1894–1956), materials from the form file, as well as other archival sources. Analysis of these files made it possible to see and hear a completely “different” Oleksandr Dovzhenko – a man who was forced to create the Soviet movie canon, but at the same time – a non-conformist capable of giving realistic and ruthless assessments of the ruling order.
The participants of the round table had an interesting and objective conversation about the repressions of the Soviet authorities against representatives of the Ukrainian intelligentsia.
During the work of the round table
Employees of our Institute took part in the work of the round table: Doctor of Political Sciences Oleg Kalakura, Doctor of Political Sciences Oleg Kondratenko, Doctor of Historical Sciences Oleksandr Mayboroda, Doctor of Political Sciences Yuriy Shaihorodskyi.