The missing piece about Putin and Ukraine

Putin is immersed in Russian Christian Orthodoxy; his interpretation is incongruous with compromise

The public dialogue about the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been dominated by 20th-century historians and political scientists, according to UC Riverside Department of History Professor Georg Michels. Michels, who specializes in early Russian, Ukrainian, and Hungarian history, acknowledges the relevance of 20th-century history, including World War II analogies and Stalinist influences, in framing the present discourse.

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