Maryna Bessonova

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Maryna Bessonova is an Associate Professor of History at Zaporizhzhya National University in Ukraine and a Senior Research at the Institute of World History Institute Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

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Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved and former Soviet republics became sovereign states. Since that time Ukraine started its own policy, with the Ukrainian point of view on history, international relations, and politics differing greatly from the Russian perspective. But during the Cold War period Ukraine was also a part of the USSR, which…