March 9, 2014

A Farewell to Russia

Vitaly Portnikov, Eurozine

The Associated Press

Russia may have won Crimea but it has lost Ukraine, writes Vitaly Portnikov. At the same time, Ukraine has gained a whole world of sympathetic people who support the country in its fight for something that should in fact be just as much a necessity for Russia too: freedom.

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