Anne Applebaum on Ukrainian resistance and Russian totalitarianism | Thinking in Dark Times # 6

January 23, 2023

Anne Applebaum is an American journalist and historian, Pulitzer Prize winner (2004), author of numerous books about Eastern Europe and global politics, and Washington Post columnist.

Volodymyr Yermolenko, chief editor of UkraineWorld, speaks to Anne Applebaum about the deep roots of the Ukrainian resistance, the history of Russian totalitarianism, KGB politics, and the cult of impunity.

The goal of the series Thinking in Dark Times is to make Ukraine and its current war a focal point of our common reflection about the world's present, past, and future. We try to see light through and despite the current darkness. is a website in English about Ukraine run by Ukrainians. It is brought to you by Internews Ukraine. Support us at

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