About Us

Krytyka is not a news agency and we do not strive to provide breaking news about the situation in Ukraine. If you are seeking such information, you are better served consulting English language newspapers and online initiatives such as KyivPost, Ukraine Crisis Center, Euromaidan Press, Stop Fake, or one of the recently launched English language news channels from Ukraine.

While we support and welcome the above publications and initiatives, our ambitions lie somewhere else: Namely, by working with a wide network of experts, journalists, and international faculty, to provide in-depth analysis and substantial historical, political, and cultural context for the current situation in Ukraine. We are primarily interested in analysis that is grounded in extensive research and study. We focus on alternative solutions for Ukraine with the goal of raising the overall level of its civic and media discourse.

We seek to participate in the global debate around key issues concerning the world today, while also articulating Ukrainian emphases and perspectives. We work on establishing high standards of cultural and political debate in Ukraine, especially with regard to freedom of speech and tolerance for differences of opinion. 

We consistently introduce topics otherwise not discussed in Ukrainian media or such that are seen as taboo or marginalized in Ukrainian society (controversial historical moments, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, gender and sexual discrimination, and so on) and thus work against the grain of the popular media. By doing so, we believe to contribute to the creation of a vibrant civil society with respect for fundamental democratic values in Ukraine and the region.

Finally, we work to enable direct access to the current intellectual debate in Ukraine for international analysts and critics, thereby increasing Ukraine’s integration into the international community.

Since our inception in 1997, we have been doing all of the above and have earned recognition for the quality of our work in Ukraine and abroad.


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Editors and Staff

Editorial Board of the Krytyka Magazine: Yuriy Andrukhovych, Bogumiła Berdychowska, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Volodymyr Kulyk, Mykhailo Minakov, Serhii Plokhii, Yurko Prokhasko, Mykola Riabchuk, Oleksandr Savchenko, Yuriy Shapoval. 

Board of Directors of The Krytyka Institute: George G. Grabowicz, President (Harvard University), Michael S. Flier (Harvard University), Tamara Hundorova, Executive Director (Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Mykhailo Minakov, (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Alexander John Motyl (Rutgers University), Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University), Natalia Yakovenko (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy).


George G. Grabowicz
Editor in Chief of the Krytyka Magazine, President of The Krytyka Institute, Director of the Krytyka Group



Oleh Kotsyuba
Chief Online Editor, Chief Editor Krytyka English Edition, and Director of the Web Project
Krytyka International Representative


Tamara Hundorova
Executive Director of The Krytyka Institute


Andriy Mokrousov
Director of the publishing house Krytyka Press


Yuliya Bentia
Executive Editor of the Krytyka Magazine and Critical Solutions project



Oleksandr Boichenko
Senior Editor at the Critical Solutions project


Svitlana Oslavska

Bibliography Editor


Roskolana Sviato
​Author of reviews, translator
Maiya Prytykina
Type Setting
Bohdana Matiyash
Copy Editor at the Krytyka Magazine and Critical Solutions

Yevheniya Hryn
Newsletter Editor, Marketing, PR, and Social Media,

Moderator at Krytyka.com


Oksana Sychova
Editorial Assistant
Vadym Dyvnych
Editor at the publishing house Krytyka Press


Vasyl Shvydkyi



Hanna Protasova

Assistant Editor



  Oleksandr Boiko
  Svitlana Hayduk
Copy Editor

Nataliya Sereda
Representative in Lviv



Editors for Krytyka English

Devin Ackles
Grace Mahoney
Jessica Zyczowicz
Mike Haley
Teresa Wigglesworth-Baker


Translators for Krytyka English

Mariana Pinchuk
Anastasiya Snetkova
Iryna Voloshyna
Sarah Joy Russel
Johann Zajaczkowski
Natasha Akulenko
Kate Younger
Oleh Kotsyuba
Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu
Marta Kowalczyk
Bogdan Kochubey
Anastassiya Fershtey
Joseph Livesey
Bogdana Storozuk
Trevor Erlacher
Anna Bisikalo
Markian Dobczansky
Eugene Bondarenko
Stephen Kernytsky
Katie Harrison
Daria Platonova
Markian Kuzmovych
Anna Mostovych
Oleksandra Suprun
Jennifer Dickinson
Britta Ellwanger
Vira Suarez




Mailing address of the main office in Kyiv, Ukraine:
P.O. Box 225, 01001 Kyiv, Ukraine |  Phone/Fax: (+38-044) 235-80-03, 235-09-07   |   Email: office@krytyka.com

Representation in Lviv:
Nataliya Sereda, phone.: (+38-050) 906-3977, Email: sereda@krytyka.com

Mailing address in the US and Canada: 
Krytyka, Inc., c/o Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA   |   Phone: (+1-617) 500-8289, Fax: (+1-617) 495-8097

Newsletter subscription: Please write an email to news@krytyka.com with the subject line "Subscribe."

Magazin and online access subscription: http://krytyka.com/en/subscription

Please direct all questions re. subscription to the print edition of the Krytyka Magazine, online access and archives to subscription@krytyka.com.


To sections:

Web Platform Krytyka.com | Krytyka Group | Project "Critical Solutions" | Krytyka's English Edition


Web Platform Krytyka.com

Idea: Serhiy Mayilo, Oleh Kotsyuba
Concept: Oleh Kotsyuba
Product Design: Oleh Kotsyuba, Oksana Forostyna
Idea and Concept of the Project "Critical Solutions": Oksana Forostyna


Krytyka Group

Journal Krytyka was founded in 1997 by American and Ukrainian intellectuals, headed by Harvard professor George G. Grabowicz, to promote open and democratic values and high international standards of debate in and about Ukraine. By 2000, Krytyka also started publishing books (as Krytyka Press) and in the course of the decade has become generally recognized as perhaps the most prestigious independent publishing house in Ukraine, specializing both in academic books and belles lettres.


  • George G. Grabowicz, Professor of Ukrainian Literature at Harvard University
  • Solomiya Pavlychko, prominent literary scholar
  • Mykola Riabchuk, leading Ukrainian public intellectual, essayist, expert on questions of national identity and civil society, first executive editor of Krytyka Magazine
  • Oleksandr Savchenko, expert on banking and financial markets, former Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Director of the International Institute of Business - Ukraine
  • Vadym Skurativsky, Professor at the Kyiv National University of Theater, Cinema, and Television, prominent Ukrainian historian and art historian, literary scholar
  • Oleksiy Tolochko, Professor of Medieval History at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 

In 2003, The Krytyka Institute was founded as a non-profit research institution to focus Krytyka’s academic goals. Since then it has organized major international conferences in Kyiv, and a number of academic and cultural symposia and events, and published dozens of scholarly books, which continue to set new standards of excellence. 

The Krytyka Institute is also engaged in a strategic partnership with the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI), the world’s leading academic institution working in Ukrainian studies.

Krytyka.com is the web platform of the Krytyka Group which now consists of a research center (The Krytyka Institute), a publishing house (Krytyka Press), and the journal (Krytyka Magazine).

The Krytyka Group promotes cooperation among Ukrainian experts in different fields and their colleagues in other countries and organizes seminars and conferences on the crucial topics for Ukraine’s democratic development.  Today, Krytyka’s contributors and readers include the very best of Ukraine's intellectuals in all the regions of the country. 

The Krytyka Group is also an umbrella partner for leading Ukrainian journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences such as Ukraïna Moderna (http://uamoderna.com) and Ukraïnskyi Humanitarnyi Ohlyad (Ukrainian Humanities Review).

Project "Critical Solutions"

In the fall of 2013, Krytyka launched the project "Critical Solutions" as a new, independent, and avant-garde online media project to facilitate cooperation among Ukraine’s democratic intellectuals, and to establish solution journalism as a new trend in the Ukrainian media landscape. The main goal of the project is the promotion of such fundamental democratic values as freedom of speech, press, petition, and religion; the right for peaceful assembly; an open and objective debate about controversial issues; political participation; rule of law, and others.

Another goal of the project remains the creation of a network of interested readers and contributors. This would rehabilitate the institute of critical online debate that has been severely compromised in Ukraine due to "trolling," and it would allow for intellectual linkages between Ukraine and the West. While impacting policy making and consensus, the project also works for the long-term goal of rebuilding and strengthening institutions crucial to a democratic society.

Krytyka's English Edition

Idea, concept, and product design: Oleh Kotsyuba

Chief Editor: Oleh Kotsyuba

Editors: Grace Mahoney, Jessica Zychowycz, Devin Ackles, Mike Haley, Teresa Wigglesworth-Baker

Translators: Mariana Pinchuk, Anastasiya Snetkova, Iryna Voloshyna, Sarah Joy Russel, Johann Zajaczkowski, Natasha Akulenko, Kate Younger, Oleh Kotsyuba, Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu, Marta Kowalczyk, Bogdan Kochubey, Anastassiya Fershtey, Joseph Livesey, Bogdana Storozuk, Trevor Erlacher, Anna Bisikalo, Markian Dobczansky, Eugene Bondarenko, Stephen Kernytsky, Katie Harrison, Daria Platonova, Markian Kuzmovych, Anna Mostovych, Oleksandra Suprun, Jennifer Dickinson, Britta Ellwanger, Vira Suarez.

Disclaimer: All editors, copy editors, and translators are active as volunteers and receive no compensation for their outstanding work.

If you would like to join this dynamic team, or if you would like to become a financial sponsor of the project, please contact Oleh Kotsyuba at kotsyuba@krytyka.com, or go to http://krytyka.com/en/donations.

In August 2014, with generous support from Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart, Germany), Selfreliance (N.Y.) Federal Credit Union (New York, USA), and Mr. Charles Podpirka, Krytyka launched an English language edition of its web platform.

The English language edition is not aimed at being an exact copy of the Ukrainian version. It focuses on issues that are particularly important for the international community in regards to Ukraine and represent the Ukrainian view on them. The main goal of the project is to provide to the international reader a deeper context for the current Ukrainian social, political, and cultural issues as they are situated in the global events. The selection of content for translation thus includes articles from Krytyka Magazine with their deeper and more academic arguments, and articles solicited specifically for Krytyka Engish.

Donations in support of Krytyka's projects and activities, as well as for translation of particular articles can be made here: http://krytyka.com/en/donations

Subscriptin to Krytyka Magazine is available here: http://krytyka.com/en/subscription. By subscribing to Krytyka, you support a Ukrainian voice of the highest intellectual quality and nuance.