Aleksandr Podrabinek: From Chechnya to Ukraine

posted 19 Dec 2014, 00:38 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Dec 2014, 00:38 ]
18 December 2014

By Aleksandr Podrabinek

In people’s minds, the war in Ukraine is so closely associated with death and other disasters that it seems that the war itself is the reason why all the recent misfortunes have befallen Russia. Political demagogues have successfully used this misperception to simultaneously fan the flames of war and wave banners promoting world peace. Meanwhile, the war is not the cause but the outcome of a disaster. [Read more]