CWIHP Director Visits Ukraine
Ostermann visits to Ukraine October 1-9 to develop CWIHP contacts
During a week-long visit to Ukraine, CWIHP director Christian F. Ostermann gave several lectures on recent trends in Cold War historiography, declassification and archival openness. Ostermann met with the Ukrainian National Archivist, Dr. Gennadii Boriak as well as the directors of several major archives, including the former Communist Party archives. After meeting with the director of the V. Vernadsky Ukrainian National Library, Oleksiy Onyshenko, Ostermann also spoke to an international conference of librarians about new resources on Cold War history. Ostermann also gave lectures at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Kiev), the U.S. Alumni Center (Kiev), the Lviv National University (Lviv), the Ukraine Catholic University (Lviv) and at a meeting of the European Council (Yalta). The purpose of the trip was to develop CWIHP contacts with Ukrainian scholars, archivsists, librarians, and students. On October 7, Ostermann was interviewed by Yurii Makarov live on the "1+1" TV channel's breakfast show.