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Thread: Ukraine Uprising: Russian Rhetoric via History's Lens

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    Tensions have mounted this week between Ukraine and Russia over deadly protests and apparent Russian military aggression in southern Ukraine. Although Putin's only public comments so far were on Friday, when he said Russia will "continue contacts with partners in Kiev," history shows that leaders of Russia and the former Soviet Union have often used military force along its massive borders.



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    Protesters build a barricade early in the morning of Feb. 21, 2014 on Kiev's main square, Independence Square. Efforts to gain a ceasefire between the protesters and Ukrainian government forces had not yet borne fruit, and violence was raging.

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    Protesters shout at a barricade on Thursday at Independence Square in Kiev.

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    An anti-government demonstrator wears flowers in her helmet in Kiev.

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    An anti-government protester shows empty bullet casings used by riot police against the demonstrators.
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    I thought events such as the Famine etc were going to be depicted.

    Oh well, maybe in a subsequent post.

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