David Roger Marples
Dr. Marples is author of sixteen single-authored books and five edited books on topics ranging from 20th Century Russia, Stalinism, contemporary Belarus, contemporary Ukraine, and the Chernobyl disaster. His recent books include The War in Ukraine's Donbas (edited, 2022), Understanding Ukraine and Belarus (Bristol: E-International Relations, 2020), ‘Our Glorious Past: Lukashenka’s Belarus and the Great Patriotic War (Stuttgart, Germany: Ibidem Verlag, 2014), Russia in the 20th Century: The Quest for Stability (London: Routledge, 2011), Heroes and Villains: Creating National History in Contemporary Ukraine (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2008) and The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991 (London: Longman, 2004). In March 2022, he was appointed Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.
The Russian war on Ukraine has now lasted more than 100 days. It has exacerbated a critical demographic…