Mykhaylo Savva: “Modern technologies of influence on public opinion, actually, make it possible to take a person “from nowhere” and create a leader”

Interview with the Chairman of the Board of the Expert Group “SOVA”   — Recently, at one of the round tables at the Center for Russian Studies, in your report “From Simulative Democracy to Neo-Totalitarianism” you pointed out 17 features of a modern authoritarian regime. Is this from the experience of modern Russia or did you mean historical events in a broader, world-wide context? — The features I mentioned are the result of research by many scientists from different countries. The fact that authoritarian regimes are characteristic not only for our time, they were in the historical past, and probably and unfortunately, will be in the future too. Their characteristics have been traced at all stages of historical…

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Halyna Yarova: “Contemporaries, Who Are Creating Today’s Policy of the State, Seem Not to Understand Their Mission”

Interview with the Director of the Hetmanship Museum   — The activity of the Hetmanship Museum headed by you can be considered unique to Ukraine because you are paying attention to the prominent Ukrainian leaders who, in different years of the Ukrainian history, dreaming about our statehood, restored and sought to consolidate it for the sake of our people, our Ukrainian nation. I hope the time will come when this museum will have expositions dedicated to the activity of our modern Presidents. And at the same time I am asking you to kindly share your own attitude to them in answering my questions about important historical events, taking into consideration the work done…

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Visiting BINTEL — Oleh Berezyuk

“Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman is interested more than anybody else in the objective investigation of the case of disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi”   Oleh Valeriyovych Berezyuk Social activist, lawyer, human rights activist. Graduated from the Law Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Head of the NGO “Ukrainian Law Association”. Author of numerous publications on the theory of law, constitutional law. During the last two years Ukraine’s foreign policy activity in the countries of the Middle East has increased significantly. Within the relatively short period of time, President…

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Professor Oleksandr Sahan: “Many Ukrainians, especially believers, are in fact captives of Moscow myths…”

Interview with Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Leading Researcher of the H. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine   — Can we say that the topic of Ukrainian Orthodoxy, the features of which you were one of the first in Ukraine to investigate, “lay on the surface”, but was avoided because of the public “explosion risk”? — In Soviet times, the study of such themes was “boundary”, because it was about some peculiarities of spiritual life in Ukraine. And this is almost “entrenched” (there was such a term) nationalism. One “unsafe” publication — and one could be honored with the status…

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