An account of Ukraine and its people. Andrew Wilson focuses on the complex relations between Ukraine and Russia and explains the different versions of the past propagated by Ukrainians and Russians. He also examines the continuing debates over identity, culture, and religion in Ukraine since its independence in 1991. This second edition is updated and includes coverage of the Yushchenko government and the "Gongadze affair".
Andrew Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London.