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Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Lee Jenkins August 16, 2015 0

As Western sanctions start to bite, Moscow hits back with its own round of embargoes  Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his recent edict ordering the destruction of food brought into the country,

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The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

Gordon Johnston May 6, 2014 2

Gordon Johnston examines the parallels between Ireland and Ukraine. The crisis in Ukraine deepens with each week that passes, bringing us closer to a global conflict. It is sad that we in the United

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Russia, Ukraine & Crimea – A Very Complex History

Russia, Ukraine & Crimea – A Very Complex History

Backbencher March 21, 2014 1

Ellie McHugh recounts the multi-faceted, multi-layered history of ethnic and religious strife that makes the Ukrainian crisis far more complex than generally appreciated “Dreamers of sleepers and white treason, we dream of rain and

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We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

Lee Jenkins March 20, 2014 6

Western leaders are mentally and institutionally ill equipped to deal with Putin’s Russia Yesterday President Putin signed the document that saw Crimea become a fully fledged part of the Russian Federation. The signing was

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The Ukrainian Crisis and the Propaganda War

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Propaganda War

Backbencher March 7, 2014 1

Stephanie Surface describes the propaganda war that has taken place over the Ukrainian Revolution The Russian military finally invaded the Crimea this week, after undercover militia first stormed the local parliament, installing the Russian

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Ukraine And Britain’s Trident Defence

Ukraine And Britain’s Trident Defence

Backbencher March 6, 2014 1

Ukraine serves as a timely reminder of the need to retain the ultimate weapon. The situation in Ukraine seems to be spiralling ever-closer to war. Russian forces have occupied the semi-autonomous region of Crimea

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Crime-a River: Has Russia Rightfully Occupied Crimea?

Crime-a River: Has Russia Rightfully Occupied Crimea?

Backbencher March 4, 2014 0

The ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine has led to unprecedented levels of violence and destruction, with widespread rioting in the streets. Independence Square in Kiev is unrecognisable as it remains occupied by protesters even

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