How social media transformed pro-Russian nostalgia into violence in Ukraine

  • Ivan Kozachenko

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

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When Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Victor Yanukovych, was ousted in late February, thousands of outraged and fearful people in southern and eastern cities took to the streets to demonstrate against the new pro-European government that had swept to power. When Crimea was annexed by Russia shortly afterwards, there were sympathetic popular uprisingsin a number of cities in other parts of Ukraine by people variously demanding federalisation or reunion with Russia.

 

Period16 Oct 2014

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