Stephen Velychenko

is a historian and research fellow at the Chair for Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto. His books include: State Building in Revolutionary Ukraine: A Comparative Study of Governments and Bureaucrats, 1917-1922 (University of Toronto, 2010) and Painting Imperialism and Nationalism Red: The Ukrainian Marxist Critique of Russian Communist Rule in Ukraine 1918-1922 (2015).


Director Oliver Stone with Victor Yanukovych.

In December 2014, the American film director Oliver Stone interviewed the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych; and then argued that events on the Maidan last winter were the product of CIA involvement. Historian Stephen Velychenko responds.

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