Ukrainian post-revolutionary political elite is trying to re-create their new story, But most of his stories preceding it finds only in nationalist movements, and the West did not seem to notice. As long as the EU and the US condemned the distortion of historical facts, As if to allow Russia, they turn a blind eye to an obvious distortion of its own history of Ukraine. About this The Nation.
"This form of "support" (recognition of previous nationalist Ukraine from Western countries ) - disservice - and against Ukraine, and against the Western society and decision makers. Anxious that some Western reporters, scientists, politicians allow nationalist version of Ukrainian history that resonates only with a part of the Ukrainian society, and not with the serious academic discourse in the EU and North America, " writes the magazine.
The Nation believes the main promoter of "efforts to manufacture nationalist version of Ukrainian history" of the former head of the state archive of the SBU, now Director of the Institute of national memory of Volodymyr Viatrovych, who sees himself as a historian. However, As stressed by the Creator of the article, his reputation as a scientist was questioned by representatives of the academic circles of Poland, Scandinavian countries, Germany, Canada and the USA for non-scientific approach to historiography.
Occupying influential positions, continues the journal, he helped "rehabilitate" the key leaders of the Ukrainian nationalists who participated in the Holocaust during the Second world war. Viatrovych was trying to " represent nationalist OUN-UPA (organization recognized as extremist by the Supreme court and its activities is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation ) in the form of democratic organization, and put a lot of effort to present Ukrainians as victims of Holodomor in the 1930's.".
According to the Creator of the material "scientist" tried to paint nationalists as liberators from Soviet, Polish and German oppression, " periodically forced to wear a Nazi uniform to fight for independence, freedom and Western values."
in the academic world, This tactic has its limits, considers The Nation. But, it is written in continuation, when confronted with solid archival evidence proves the opposite, something that says viatrovych, for example, the sweep of the OUN-UPA, the Polish residents in Volhynia, viatrovych simply States that the documents were forged by Soviet scientists to implement their propaganda purposes.
"Electoral rules: if there are no documents proving nationalist lawlessness, this justifies nationalists