The New Soviet's "New Russia"

I’ve been calling Vladimir Putin “The New Soviet” for some time, now. His dreams of a reintegrated collection of satellite states into the New USSR is well documented, if not well known. Over the last four or five months, he has been using the term “New Russia” to describe the region of eastern Ukraine and the Crimea. It is a historical term, with great nationalistic weight. It appeals to ethnic Russian minorities in the region and to Russians in general.

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