Posts Tagged ‘ Vladimir Lenin ’

Why Germans are More Ambivalent About What’s Happening in Ukraine than Anybody Else

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

by Juliane Fuerst There is no other country in which the Ukrainian crisis triggered such a divisive and self-searching debate as in Germany. This is not surprising. Germany, Russia and Ukraine are tied to each other in an uncomfortable embrace of history, politics, economics and personal relations. Germany is Russia’s most important trading partner in…


Ukraine activists swap Lenin for Lennon

Dec 24th, 2013 | By

News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Pro-EU protesters in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv want to change the name of one of their main streets from Lenin Avenue to Lennon Avenue. A poster “declaring” the name change was unveiled at the weekend during a rally in Ukraine’s second-largest city. It’s the work of…