Adrian Karatnycky: When Ukraine was invisible

The West long accepted the Soviet narrative that the country was indistinct. Our understanding of its culture and people is still incomplete.Ukraine has never received as much attention as it does today. A few decades ago, the nation and its people were largely invisible, ignored by much of the West.

The Czech writer Milan Kundera wrote in 1983 that “one of the great European nations is slowly disappearing . . . without the world realizing it.”

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The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center hosted an event on 12 June 2024 to launch the book Battleground Ukraine: From Independence to the War with Russia with author Adrian Karatnycky, in conversation with The Atlantic's David Frum. Mr. Karatnycky is a Board Member of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.