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Ukrainian teens’ voices from the middle of war: ‘You begin to appreciate what was common and boring for you’

A residential building destroyed by Russian army shelling in Borodyanka, Kyiv province. Hennadii Minchenko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto via Getty Images Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University – Newark A colleague from Kyiv, Ukraine, whom I’ll call N.M., sent me brief essays her students wrote on what they would do when the war ends. As both a scholar and a novelist, […]

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Alexander Motyl: Yes, Putin and Russia are fascist. How they meet the textbook definition

Russian President Vladimir Putin on stage during a rally in Moscow on March 18, 2022. Sergei Guneyev/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University – Newark When Vladimir Putin unleashed an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the Ukrainian media, public and policymakers almost unanimously began calling the Russian president and the state […]