Orest Subtelny

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Orest Subtelny (born 7 May 1943, Kraków, Poland24 July 2016) was a Canadian historian of Ukrainian descent. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973. Since 1982 he has been a professor in the departments of History and Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada.


  • At a time when even the most impoverished and underdeveloped states in the third world enjoy full sovereignty, Ukraine has practically none. This great discrepancy is a historical puzzle, one that calls for an examination of the often overlooked and even more frequently misunderstood past of Ukraine and the Ukrainians.
    • Ukraine: A History (1988), p. 15.

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