March 30, 2014

What Putin Could Learn from Yugoslavia

Matt Stevenson, New Geography

The Associated Press

By invading or partitioning the Ukraine, Russia sets itself up as the Yugoslavia of the 21st century—Russoslavia? Like Slobodan Milosevic before him, Putin is a former Communist war horse who champions the nationalist cause of disenfranchised Russians cut adrift after the dissolution of the Soviet Union — Yugoslavia on a grander scale, with the same hodgepodge ethnicity. Ukraine becomes the Bosnia of the 21st century.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Europe, Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslavia

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