Friday, February 28, 2014

Fast Five Friday: Ukraine

After the recent developments in Kiev and the Crimea, are you eager to learn more about the people, culture, and politics of Ukraine? Your Alexandria Campus Library has you covered.

DK 508.4 .H45 2009

The volume provides a basic overview of social, political and artistic life of Ukraine. Topics covered include religion, language, gender, education, customs, media, literature, music and cinema.

DK510.28 .B55 2011

Get a sense of the landscape, borders, history, and issues at stake in Ukraine’s decision to pivot East or West through this geographic exploration. Blinknikov’s book is chalked full of insightful and informative maps, charts, and photographs designed to enhance understanding of modern Russia and the states formerly included in the Soviet Federation.

DK 293 D55 1993b

This book, written in the immediate aftermath of the Soviet dissolution, provides color and context for the events that shaped former U.S.S.R. countries back into independent states.

DK 214 .R69 2000

Readers can use Royle’s detailed account of the Crimea War to learn how this now roiling Ukrainian territory was once at the center of a 19th century global dispute.

JC 328.3 .C58 2011

This anthology explores the political uses of non-violence, and its chapter on the Orange Revolution explicates the internal tensions still very much alive in Ukraine. Read about Viktor Yanukovych first failed attempt at winning the Ukrainian presidency, how his bid was blocked by peaceful protests, and Moscow's reactions to events.

Do not forget that the Alexandria Campus Library also holds many databases that can help you understand current events. Monitor trending global news using Lexis-Nexis, delve into the culture and customs of Ukrainians using A-Z World Cultures, and examine world borders utilizing A-Z Maps.

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