The history of the war

How Russia Russified the east of Ukraine

For centuries, Ukrainians have had their unique Ukrainian language and culture. These developed separately from Russian society, in a parallel tradition. However, when the Ukrainian territories were incorporated into the Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union, the Russian authorities...

Fear and loathing in the USSR: what life was like during the so-called golden age of Soviet stability

The Soviet Union, the largest totalitarian neo-empire in the world, collapsed more than three decades ago. However, a generation of older people who lived in the USSR still recall (or re-imagine) it as a haven of solace and peace. It’s...

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