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With the current crisis brewing in Ukraine and Crimea, and this blog’s focus on North America and Europe, it only seems appropriate to cover the situation. However, with a situation of this size and the complex political and ethnic factors involved, an article wouldn’t effectively convey enough information, so I will be working on a […]

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Russian Influence In Crimea

The country of Crimea, which currently looks to rejoin the Russian Federation, is itself made up of a number of different ethnic and religious groups. For example, Crimea’s population as of 2013 was roughly below 2,000,000 people. However, this population is not made up of simply “Crimeans,” but rather Ukrainians, Russians, Crimean Tatars, and about […]

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Chernobyl, Ghost of the Past

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, originally known as the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station, was built in 1977 in the Ukrainian SSR (Soviet Socialist Republic) near the border between Ukraine and Belarus. It consisted of four nuclear reactors, with two more planned but never completing construction. Although Reactor #4 had been operating without incident for […]

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