Friday, May 02, 2014

A Shared Culture?

Myself (giving the camera the full Ron Burgundy): As the accusations and warnings from both East and West mount…

As the pace of violence in Ukraine intensifies and the prospects of war grow…

People living in what is now Ukraine find themselves in a familiar, uncomfortable position – seemingly at the mercy of a much more powerful neighbor.

In this case, the Russians.

Theirs is a tangled relationship – sometimes close; other times strained, but rarely equal.

In fact, the connections between the two countries run deep. Through marriage. Religion. Culture. And language.

Prodnose: Due to the configuration of its phone network, Crimea will be voting in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Ukraine rather than Russia on Saturday.
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