Luka Ivan Jukić
Luka Ivan Jukić is a freelance journalist with a focus on central and eastern Europe and Eurasia. He is currently a postgraduate student at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. He also covers Croatia for poll aggregator Europe Elects, where he previously covered Montenegro and Serbia as well.
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How did Ukraine go from electing a Russophile president to a Central European state in the span of a decade? The answer can be found in the very idea of a “Central European” identity.
The invasion of Ukraine has brought out positive elements in Polish society — in part due to natural compassion for their neighbors but also because of how seriously the country takes the threat of Russian imperialism.
Barely known in the West, Lev Gumilyov’s theories electrified 1990s Russia and made him an intellectual celebrity — and led to nothing less than a new national story for the post-Soviet world.
On the margins of capitalism or in the furnace of communism, Turkic peoples have borne the brunt of modernity’s failures and experienced few of its successes. Ancient history, invented or otherwise, offers a refuge.