Letters to the Editor

March 19, 2014

Complex situation

As a former professor of Russian and a long-term follower of the Eastern European scene, I’m naturally following with interest the events in Ukraine. The media has oversimplified the dispute, some commentators even comparing Crimea’s desire to secede from Ukraine as morally equivalent to Hitler’s seizure of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia before World War II. Faulty historical analogies do little to explain a complex situation.

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