Ukraine: Playground for warlordsCartoon by Latuff
Explaining Ukraine: History, nationhood, and New World Order
Ivan Daraktchiev on the meaning of nationhood and identity in Ukraine's current crisis and its relationship to Russia. He also looks at the role of nationalism in constructing singular national identities and others. For all the talk about national identity, Russian and Ukrainian history, culture and languages are interwoven. Russia's early history begins in Ukraine in a territory known as Kievan Rus from where Russia gets its name and where Ukrainian capital.