Did You Know? CIUS Answers

To address the strong public interest in understanding the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies has launched a rapid response series, "Did You Know? CIUS Answers: A Response to Your Questions about Russia’s War Against Ukraine." This video series is designed to address common queries directly and concisely.

"What was Operation Payback?" with Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk


"About the Incident in the Parliament of Canada" with Dr. David Marples


"What was the Waffen-SS 'Galicia' Division?" with Dr. Myroslav Shkandrij



"What are the consequences of Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka Dam?" with Dr. Nicholas Kupensky


"What is the historical background to the current dispute over the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra?" with Dr. Frank Sysyn


"How have the Catholic Church and the Vatican responded to the Russian war in Ukraine?" with Dr. Heather Coleman


"What is the significance of the Ukrainian-Russian borderlands?" with Dr. Volodymyr Kravchenko


"Why is there such interest in contemporary Ukrainian music right now?" with Dr. Olena Sivachenko


"How and what do Ukrainian art and literature contribute to the world?" with Dr. Vita Yakovlyeva


"What is the significance of Mariupol to Ukrainian history and its importance in this current war?" with Dr. Marko Stech


"Is there a genocide of the Russian people in Ukraine?" with Dr. Larysa Bilous


"Is Belarus on Russia's side in this current war?" with Dr. David Marples


"What is the relationship between the Patriarch and Putin?" with Dr. Heather Coleman


"Are Ukrainians and Russians the same people?" with Dr. Frank Sysyn


"Is the Ukrainian language the same as the Russian language?" with Dr. Marko Stech


"Is the war in Ukraine a result of ethnic conflict?" with Dr.Natalia Khanenko-Friesen


"Where is Transdnistria and why is it important to Ukraine?" with Dr. Eduard Baidaus


"Are Ukrainians fascists?" with Jars Balan


"Are all Ukrainians Orthodox?" with Dr. Heather Coleman


"Why is Ukraine so important to Russia? Part One: On Russia" with Dr. Volodymyr Kravchenko 


"Why is Ukraine so important to Russia? Part Two: On Ukraine" with Dr. Volodymyr Kravchenko 


"Is the Russian language spoken in Ukraine?" with Dr. Alla Nedashkivska


"Why is it important to say Kyiv and not Kiev?" with Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen


"Why do both Ukrainians and Russians have Cossacks? Are they the same?" with Dr. Serhiy Bilenky


"From a historical perspective, does Crimea belong to Ukraine or Russia?" with Dr. Marko Stech


"What is the corrrect way to refer to the country: 'the' Ukraine, or Ukraine?" with Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen