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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Media, Kremlin Keep Mum on Revolution Centennial
    Nov08

    Russian Media, Kremlin Keep Mum on Revolution Centennial

    In rare comment on Soviet terror, Putin says it served no higher national purpose. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia uses isolation, threats & closed trial to hide the one ’state secret’ of its Crimea sabotage plot
    Nov08

    Russia uses isolation, threats & closed trial to hide the one ’state secret’ of its Crimea sabotage plot

    The trial of at least one of the Sevastopol Ukrainians whom Russia has accused of a ‘sabotage plot’ could be held behind closed doors. The excuse given is that the case allegedly involves material containing state secrets. Scepticism is inevitable given the heavy pressure placed on the men to reject independent lawyers and admit...

    Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
    Nov08

    Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine

    Germany’s public broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s first satirical clip in a new series has aroused anger among many Ukrainians. The humour for a country which has seen such huge human loss since early 2014 seems at very least questionable, and many feel the first ‘Zapovednik’ clip places in question Russia’s military...

    Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus
    Nov07

    Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 **MEDIA ADVISORY** MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM CAUCUS Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) have announced the formation of the Victims of Communism Caucus for the 115th Congress (2017-2019). The Victims of Communism Caucus...

    1917: What Is There to Celebrate?

    Mostly Russians are ignoring the messy question of what happened back then, and even Vladimir Putin can’t come up with a consistent narrative. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    1917: The Empire’s Diverging Revolutions
    Nov07

    1917: The Empire’s Diverging Revolutions

    We have long acknowledged and taught that 1917 was not one but many revolutions, including parallel, sometimes overlapping, but often conflicting movements of soldiers, workers, peasants, white-collar workers, and other intelligentsia and social groups. But all these revolutions were refracted through national, imperial, and colonial prisms, so...

    Russia’s Unlikely Withdrawal from Syria
    Nov07

    Russia’s Unlikely Withdrawal from Syria

    Russian soldier with PKM machine gun (Modernizirovanniy Pulemyot Kalashnikova), image via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 636, November 7, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Moscow’s intervention in the Syrian civil war boosted the reputation of the Russian military, afforded it valuable training, and enhanced Moscow’s...

    Desperate plea from Ukrainian prisoner who attempted suicide over plans to take him to Russia
    Nov07

    Desperate plea from Ukrainian prisoner who attempted suicide over plans to take him to Russia

    Andriy Lugin, one of at least two Crimean prisoners who have slashed their throats in protest at being taken against their will to Russia, has addressed an open appeal to the Ukrainian government and international community on behalf of all Ukrainian prisoners whom Russia is illegally foisting its citizenship upon. …read more Source:...

    New surreal confessions from Ukrainian ‘SBU agent’ seized by Russia backed Donbas militants
    Nov07

    New surreal confessions from Ukrainian ‘SBU agent’ seized by Russia backed Donbas militants

    Oleksandr Polishchuk’s ‘confessions’ on video would elicit humour were it not for the regular reports of unnamed ‘spies’ and ‘saboteurs’ being sentenced to up to 22 years” imprisonment. DPR leader Oleksandr Zakharchenko has also recently suggested that people he called ‘spies’ might simply be shot. …read...

    The Language Issue in Ukraine, Again
    Nov07

    The Language Issue in Ukraine, Again

    On September 25, 2017, the Ukrainian president signed off on the Law on Education, which had been approved by the parliament twenty days before. This law, which had long been anticipated as a means of launching educational reform and somewhat prematurely praised by the U.S. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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