Politics United States

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT THE NEW REAGAN – HE IS THE NEW CLINTON

Donald Trump has been constantly attacked for being a “populist”, for appealing to the losers of globalization and for painting an apocalyptic picture of contemporary America

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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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Culture Politics United States

Obama has literally gotten away with murder

Farewells are always a bit ceremonial and hypocritical but, really, I don’t get all this last minute outpouring of good feelings for the leaving President of the United States

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Culture Life Politics

The liberal world – tales from utopia

It feels so good to be a liberal. I don’t doubt that most people, if they had a choice, would prefer to live in a liberal world. A liberal is, by definition, on the right side of history and has universal justice on his side. To tell it all, until recently I thought I was […]

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Books Politics

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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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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Geopolitics Politics Russia

The Russians are coming

The Russian bear for hundreds of years has been viewed as presenting an existential threat to the West. This threat has periodically been marked for history’s sake in some small little convenient heading such as the “Great Game” or the “Cold War”

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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

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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Journalism Politics United States

“You are fired!” – Trump wins

Now I would expect somebody to show some intellectual integrity and draw a lesson from this. “Experts” said Trump did not stand of chance of winning the Republican nomination, “experts” said that the Republican party was finished, because of demographics and America becoming a much more diverse country, “experts” said Hillary won every single one […]

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Culture Life Politics

Our “culture” has lost any cultural value

For most of my adult life I used to have education and high culture in general in the greatest of esteem. My respect for culture bordered on deference

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Politics United States

Why is the establishment so afraid of Donald Trump?

Donald Trump, for the simple fact of being a large business owner and a billionaire, should have been a darling of capital and global plutocrats

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Culture Politics United States

Globalism is just another word for colonialism

There was a time, not many years ago, when globalization was something that everybody loved to hate.

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Geopolitics Politics Russia United States

What the West has to offer to the Syrian people is more death, brutality and destruction

It has been well documented and disseminated by the operators of the Western mass media outlets that the Russians “cynically” vetoed the joint French and Spanish resolution for a peace plan for Aleppo

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Economics Poland

Poland’s neoliberal miracle?

Economists love Poland. The history of Poland since its “liberation from the Communist yoke” is often used as the case in point to show that, yes, neoliberalism works.

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Belarus History Politics Russia

In Belarus a Maidan is only waiting to happen

My worries about an inevitable Maidan in Belarus proved to be exaggerated and unfounded last year

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