Tag: Don Cossacks

Moscow’s Attacks on Cossacks Show Limits of Putin’s ‘Reconciliation’ Program

June 14, 2015

Staunton, June 14 – “Reconciliation is a good thing, and hostility is bad,” Igor Klyamkin says. “But there are reconciliations and reconciliations,” some of which open a path to a better future and others of which point to the return of the evils of the past. Unfortunately, the one on offer in Russia today is […]

Lienz at 70 – a Tragedy Neither Moscow Nor the West Wants to Acknowledge

June 8, 2015

Staunton, June 7 – In these days 70 years ago, British forces forcibly returned to Soviet control more than 30,000 Cossacks and other Russians at the Austrian city of Lienz. Many but far from all fought on the German side during the war. At Yalta, Stalin demanded their return, and the Western allies agreed fearful […]