“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past” (George Orwell, “1984”). On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale military operation against Ukraine. Today, it is as important as ever to understand Ukrainian historical and ethnic self-awareness. Therefore, this course invites you to get acquainted with the history of Ukraine and its statehood. The course will be given in Russian with slides presented in English.