Tag: Russian attitudes toward Ukraine

Russian Support for Putin’s View that Russians and Ukrainians Are ‘One People’ Falling, Polls Show

June 26, 2015

Staunton, June 26 – Vladimir Putin has repeatedly declared that Russians and Ukrainians are one people, but over the last year, the share of Russians who agree with him on that point has continued to fall — and the percentage of those who accept that they are two different nations has risen, according to Levada […]

When a Preposition is Predetermination – Putin Began His Attack on Ukrainian Statehood in 2004

April 7, 2015

Staunton, April 7 — Vladimir Putin stopped using the preposition “v” or “in” Ukraine in 2004, reverting to the older form “na” or “on,” in official government documents, an indication that the Kremlin leader did not view Ukraine as a country but rather as a Russian borderland, according to Andrey Illarionov. From the time he […]