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Russia is not Russia

Recently I found a story reported by Miquel Puertas, the brave Spanish independent blogger who has been living in Donetsk for more than three years now

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Geopolitics Russia Ukraine

The Russian perspective on the Ukrainian crisis. Did the West force Putin to play his hand?

Kremlinologists never miss an opportunity to feel complacent about their unparalleled expertise and their unvaluable wisdom

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Geopolitics Ukraine

No, the future of Europe is not decided in Ukraine

For more than 3 years I have suffered from a bad case of déformation professionnelle. Having kept a close eye on Ukraine at least since the first Maidan in 2004 and visited the country regularly for the past ten years, I was under the impression that the future of the European Union

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Geopolitics Politics Ukraine

Why the Ukrainian crisis was a turning point

I have often been asked: why do you care so much about Ukraine?

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Geopolitics Politics Ukraine

Miquel Puertas from Donetsk: “I believe in the European values but the EU has become a prison of nations”

“The further a society drifts away from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it” George Orwell Interview with Gonzo Blogger Miquel Puertas

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Books History Politics Russia Ukraine

Letter to Harvard Prof. Serhii Plokhy

Dear Prof. Plokhy, I am reading your latest book on the history of Ukraine. It is not the first book I read on the subject and it will probably not be the last one. I hold the institution of Harvard, where you happen to teach, in very high esteem

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History Russia Ukraine

Трагедия 1932-1933 годов или геноцид украинского населения?

Одним из главных козырей в антисоветской и антироссийской пропаганде в Украине является тема «голодомора». Хотя от страшного голода 1932-1933 годов вызванного засухой и перегибами в коллективизации пострадала не только Украина

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Ukraine

Who lives in the Donbass? National identity of the inhabitants of the Donetsk Popular Republic

Because of its history, the Donbass has always been a region where various ethnic groups lived side by side and intermingled

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Ukraine

Система образования Донецкой Народной Республики

В 2014 году правительство Украины запретило какую либо деятельность учебным заведениям на территории подконтрольной ДНР и ЛНР. Многие из них переехали в другие города Украины, опасаясь прекращения своих лицензий на образовательную деятельность. Преподавательский состав также выехал за пределы республики, потому что им угрожали лишением учёных степеней и званий. То есть, то что гарантированно государством всем […]

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Life Politics Russia Ukraine

Взгляд из Донецка – Факты и мифы патриотической войны

Каким я вижу будущее Донбасса? Вопрос, который способен поставить в тупик любого, даже самого профессионального и искушенного политолога. Мне проще ответить, каким я не вижу будущее Донбасса

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History Russia Ukraine

Кто живёт в Донбассе? Национальная идентичность жителей ДНР

Донбасс в силу исторических условий стал регионом межэтнического взаимодействия представителей многих этносов

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Geopolitics Politics Russia Ukraine

The future of the Donbass

From our correspondent in Donetsk At the moment of truth in Ukraine’s “Revolution of Dignity” in February 2014, when President Yanukovich hastily left Ukraine

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Politics Ukraine

Куда идёт Донбасс?

От нашего корреспондента в Донецке Зимой 2013-2014 годов в Украине произошла «революция», жители западных и центральных регионов выступили против коррумпированной власти президента Януковича.

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Politics Russia Ukraine

Former CIA agent in Donetsk: “MH17 was not downed by a BUK”

East&West: Mister Simpson, how have you ended up in Donetsk? Have you come here from the US? David Simpson: 25 years ago I was a CIA agent in Riga, Latvia.

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Politics Russia Ukraine

Dialogue between a patriot and an appeaser

Appeaser: These symbols look really strange … Patriot: You should educate yourself about the symbols of Azov before so easily falling for Russian propaganda. They have nothing to do with Nazism.

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Languages Poland Russia Ukraine

A (Confused) History of the Ukrainian Language

The Ukrainian language is

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Poland Politics Ukraine

Polonia resurrecta – a new Intermarium for Poland?

For some people in Eastern Europe, the old American Dream now is a Polish Dream. Undoubtedly, Poland has gone a long way from 1989. Its economy increased by a factor of six since it freed itself from the Soviet domination and it was the only major country in Europe to avoid a recession in 2008-09. […]

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History Russia Ukraine

Two years of war propaganda have made Ukraine and Russia enemies for generations to come

“The biggest problem of Ukraine”, told me a man travelling with me in a train from Kiev to Lviv, “is that we have a very bad neighbour”. It did not come as a surprise to me, as the man was from Lviv, the cultural capital of the Ukrainian national awakening that started in the second […]

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