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Novoturkey as the alternative to Novorossiya. Three myths about Ottoman rule in Ukraine

This article was originally published on You can find the original version here. In the newly shot Ukrainian film “The Khadjibey Fortress” Ukrainian Cossacks and Georgians are fighting on the side of the Turks against the Russians. However, it is well known that the Cossacks played an active role in the capture of Khadjibey, […]

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Discovering Ukraine by train

I don’t like flying. It is not, unfortunately, a rational thing. I have done it before but the last time I took a plane I was physically shaking, so I do fly, but only when it is absolutely necessary. Otherwise I love trains. My dislike of flying means I have reduced travel options (I can’t […]

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