Skip to comments.Here's Why Putin Calling Eastern Ukraine 'Novorossiya' Is Important
Posted on 04/18/2014 12:05:02 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
A casual listener may have missed it, but many Ukraine-watchers raised their brow when Russian President Vladimir Putin used the weighty term "Novorossiya" or "New Russia" to refer to some regions in Ukraine on Thursday. "It's new Russia," Putin told the audience during his nearly four-hour long televised Q&A. "Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Odessa were not part of Ukraine in czarist times, they were transferred in 1920. Why? God knows."
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Much of Finland didn’t belong to Russia either back then. Time to give the pre-Russo/Finnish War territories back then, eh, Vlad?
And Seward took the Czar to the cleaners with the Alaska swindle.
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Historically those are and were Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine. Except Ukraine never had a real independent existence until the past twenty odd years as a state. Most Russians see it as a fictional construct.
And recent events may prove them to be right.
~Much of Finland didnt belong to Russia either back then. Time to give the pre-Russo/Finnish War territories back then, eh, Vlad?~
To make things straight all the Finland was part of Russia ‘back then’.
I believe it was never an independent nation prior to 1918. Just like Ukraine, Finland is a product of communist takeover of Russian Empire and quite an artifical nation.
On the other hand, Finns did a good job in establishing their identity as a nation since breakaway and noone in a sane mind would argue that their independence is well deserved.
BTW, Finnish policies towards Russia is a perfect example to follow for the rest of Russian breakaway territories.
It is a well-performing free first world country right on the Russian border and somehow Russians allows it to thrive.
“It is a well-performing free first world country right on the Russian border and somehow Russians allows it to thrive.
They don’t have anything the Russians want particularly. Plus the Russians probably don’t want to remind the world just how terrible the Russian Army can be.
~They dont have anything the Russians want particularly. Plus the Russians probably dont want to remind the world just how terrible the Russian Army can be~
Bullcrap. What does Dagestan or Georgia have? Or what Afghanistan or Czechoslovakia or Hungary, or East Germany had?
BTW, I knew you would bring a Winter War here and had to speak in earlier post.
The result of the Winter War was a result of Stalin’s military reforms of late 1930s, similar to experiments Obama and Democrats are performing over US miliitary right now.
It was overcome by 1944. Finland wouldn’t offer any viable resistance for Russian invasion ever since to this day and they don’t actually need it.
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Please quit erasing the ones that put agit prop on, and leaving agit prop on others.
Othjers write agit prop on some threads, and are left. I write agit prop on some and theuy are areased.
Why are you biased>?