I've just returned to Russia from a holiday in Ukraine (a wonderful place, I recommend it). Traveling there and back by train, I had the opportunity to talk to Ukrainians and Russians with links in both countries. There was some very lively debate about Ukrainian independence, in terms of its personal and political consequences. I've included some of what I heard in my latest article for Bella Online Russian Culture;
Accepting Change - Russians and the former Soviet States
A new world order meant brand new borders when the Soviet Union collapsed. As many former Soviet states look West, what does this mean for Russians with connections to these countries?
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