Jul 21, 2023

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Since the start of the present Russia-Ukraine War there have been many words – both written and spoken – from left activists and organisations across the globe. However, and particularly in countries such as South Africa and indeed in the global south more generally, the voices of the Ukrainian left have largely been absent or ignored. That must change.

In this respect ILRIG is proud to host a webinar that brings the voices of two activist-intellectuals from the Ukrainian left to the fore. They will speak to the character, role and perspectives of Ukrainian and (where possible Russian) left forces as well as critically engage with the perspectives/arguments related to the war coming from some governments and left activists-organisations internationally, but particularly in the global south.

DATE: Thursday 27 July 2023

TIME: 4pm – 5.30pm SAST


Anastasia Ribchuk (Associate Professor in Sociology at Kyiv Mohyla Academy and British Academy CARA scholar-at-risk at Oxford University; Member of the editorial board of Spilne/Commons journal)

Denys Pilash (Lecturer in International Relations at Kyiv University; Activist of Sotsialnyi Rukh (‘Social Movement’); Member of the editorial board of Commons/Spilne journal)


Dale McKinley (ILRIG)

This event will take place on Zoom. Register in advance to access the link:


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