Fabian Baumann

is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET), University of Vienna. His book Dynasty Divided: A Family History of Russian and Ukrainian Nationalism will be published by Cornell University Press in August 2023.


Cover for: Choosing Ukrainian, then and now

Reintegrating Russian-speaking Ukrainians into the ‘Motherland’ – one of Putin’s central pretexts for war – has impacted a sharp counter reaction: many are abandoning their mother tongue, reaffirming their Ukrainian identity. Could Ukraine be headed for monolingualism after centuries of multi-language cultural exchange?