Staunton, July 8 – “Unfortunately, Russia is different from present-day Ukraine in many ways,” Lilya Shevtsova says; and consequently, if a Maidan does occur there, it is likely to be different as well, violent rather peaceful, destructive rather than constructive, and divisive rather than unifying.
In the course of an interview this week with Artyom Dekhtyarenko of Apostrof, the Russian analyst outlines the ways in which Ukraine is very different from Russia. First of all, she says, “Ukraine provides an example of pluralism,” of acceptable differences within the society and the polity.
Second, she continues, “Ukraine has shown the possibility and ability …read more
Source: The Interpreter