Tag: Alexander Turchinov

Major Role of Protestant Christians in New Ukrainian Government Disturbs Russians

March 25, 2014

Staunton, March 25 – Members of Protestant Christian denominations are playing a major role in the new Ukrainian government, from acting president Aleksandr Turchinov, who is a Baptist, on down, a development that these denominations are celebrating but that some Russians see a threat to what they call “the Russian world.” Ukraine sits astride cultural […]

Maidan 2.0: A Protest With Reservations

November 25, 2013

Perhaps 50 to 100 thousand protesters took to the streets this weekend in Kiev, Ukraine, demanding that their President, Viktor Yanukovych, sign the agreement with the European Union. As we’ve been reporting, however, Yanukovych backed down last week, largely because of the economic backlash from Russia’s trade war. The protests recall the 2004 Orange Revolution, […]