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Features and structure of edition «Atlas of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army»

Journal: Problems of Continuous Geographic Education and Cartography (Vol.25, No. 0)

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Page : 16-19

Keywords : atlas; historic mapping; structure of atlas edition; Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA); information warfare; mythologization of historic memory;

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The article introduces the edition «Atlas of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army». Actuality for mapmaking of distorted Ukrainian history pages is showed. The approaches to structure of the atlas are noted. The atlas presents the origins of UPA, its armed struggle, territorial divisions, military organization and present-day memory places. The distortion of Ukrainian Insurgent Army's history is one of the cornerstones of the Russian propaganda machine. Edition of «Atlas of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army» will contribute to the fight of the Ukrainians in the information warfare waged by the Russians for centuries, trying to assimilate the neighboring people and to appropriate its historical achievements. According to the concept, the structure of the atlas should cover a wide range of different aspects of the UPA's struggle; bases on objective materials and destroy the Soviet myths; it discloses the territorial organization of the struggle; transmits different historical phases of social processes (origins, activity, today's echo). The Atlas complies with such approaches as complexity and consistency, as well as scientific approach, clarity for consumer, Ukrainian centrism, objectivity. Its structure consists of five chapters: 1) «Origins of UPA», 2) «UPA armed struggle for the restoration of Ukrainian statehood», 3) «UPA territorial divisions», 4) «Characteristics of military organization», 5) «Memorable places of UPA». The introductory article to atlas «OUN and UPA: myths and slanders of the Russian propaganda» is intended to show the main Russian fakes. The first chapter gives the prerequisites for insurgency formation, the second reveals the theme of military confrontation of Ukrainian rebels to all invaders during World War II (German Nazis with Hungarians and Romanians, Polish chauvinists, Russian and Soviet imperialists), the third reveals territorial divisions of the armed struggle, the fourth is without maps, it shows features of military organization, the fifth contains a map scale 1: 500 000 with UPA memorable places. «Atlas of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army» will serve as a good argument in the Russian-Ukrainian information warfare. It meets modern requirements for historical cartographic popular science publications.

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