Tag: Soviet Russia

‘Donetsk Peoples Republic’ Declares Itself Successor to 1918 Bolshevik Statelet

February 7, 2015

Staunton, February 7 – The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) has declared itself to be the successor to the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic which existed nominally within Soviet Russia in February-March 1918 between Ukraine’s signing a treaty with Germany and Soviet Russia’s signing the treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The 1918 variant presented itself as a response […]

Putin Commits Himself to ‘Novorossiya’

August 29, 2014

Staunton, August 29 – Given how often Vladimir Putin lies, it may be a mistake to make too much of any of his statements as an indication of where he is heading. But his use of the term “Novorossiya” in his statement yesterday, the first time he has talked about that space within Ukraine as […]