A Year of the War in Ukraine

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In the year since Russia’s invasion, Ukrainians have shown incredible fortitude on the battlefield. Yet an end to the conflict seems nowhere in sight. “Ukraine is winning in the sense that [it] didn’t allow Russia to take that whole country,” Stephen Kotkin, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and a scholar of Russian history, tells David Remnick. “But it’s losing in the sense that its country is being destroyed.” Remnick also speaks with Sevgil Musaieva, the thirty-five-year-old editor-in-chief of Ukrainska Pravda, an online publication based in Kyiv, about the toll that the war is taking on her and her peers. And Angela Bassett talks about preparing for some of her most iconic roles, from Tina Turner to Queen Ramonda of Wakanda.

A Year of the War in Ukraine

David Remnick talks with the historian Stephen Kotkin and the Kyiv-based journalist Sevgil Musaieva about a year of disaster, and what a Ukrainian victory would look like.


Angela Bassett on Playing Tina Turner and Queen Ramonda of Wakanda

Her performance in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” earned the Marvel Universe’s first Oscar nomination in acting. Bassett talks with Michael Schulman about some of her iconic roles.


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