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Russia-Ukraine Ties Are Deep and Complicated

The political events unfolding in Ukraine reveal complex ethnic, historical, cultural, economic, and religious links between Russia and Ukraine. Those ties were on display Friday in Moscow during the  200th birthday celebrations for Taras Shevchenko who composed poetry in Ukrainian and prose in Russian. Participants from both nations took part including Ukraine's ambassador to Moscow, Volodymyr Yelchenko. “Unfortunately today’s ceremony is happening on the backdrop of...

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