Tag: Crimean Anschluss

Moscow Patriarchate Wants Crimea to be ‘Precedent for Clericalization of Russia’

July 11, 2014

Staunton, July 9 – Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea has already had a number of impacts on Russia, but some in the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church hope it will have at least one more – that special treatment of the church on the peninsula will become “a precedent for the clericalization” of all […]

IMO and ICAO Actions Impose Real Costs on Moscow for Crimean Anschluss

July 9, 2014

Staunton, July 9 – Kyiv would like to see the Crimean ports of Yevpatoria, Kerch, Feodosia, Yalta and Sevastopol closed to international shipping to put pressure on Moscow to end its illegal occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula. The International Maritime Organization has not done that, but its declarations have nonetheless imposed real costs on Russia. […]

West Must Accept Crimean Anschluss Because of Putin’s ‘Good’ Behavior Elsewhere, Russian Analyst Says

July 8, 2014

Staunton, July 7 – What may become a central plank in Moscow’s propaganda about and policy toward Ukraine has now emerged with a Russian analyst arguing that the West should accept as final and legitimate Moscow’s annexation of Crimea because Vladimir Putin is showing such restraint elsewhere in Ukraine. Anton Chablin points out that the […]

Rural Russia Not Being Swept Along by Kremlin Patriotism, Belarusian Visitor Says

July 7, 2014

Staunton, July 6 – An article of faith among many commentators on Russia since the Crimean Anschluss is that the patriotic wave the Kremlin has promoted has swept across the entire country and is likely to be even stronger in traditional areas than in Moscow and other major urban centers. That view in some cases […]

Rostov Journalist Outlines Five Scenarios for Ukraine’s Disintegration

July 2, 2014

Staunton, July 1 – In the wake of the Crimean Anschluss, many Russians have predicted and many Ukrainians have been fearful that Ukraine could disintegrate as a country as a result of the actions of the Russian government and its agents in Eastern Ukraine. Exactly how that might happen and thus what Ukraine should do […]