Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Pro-Russian thugs attacking pro-Ukrainian protesters in Donetsk on Monday
The Russian State, whatever its ideological cloak, was always capable historically at least (or so we thought) of unleashing so pretty grim strains of thought and actions in its name. The inhabitants of the Kremlin have been historic advocates of state sponsored terror for want of a better phrase. Whether it was the Black Hundreds pre 1914 or the NKVD / KGB in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950’s or the extreme ‘Russian nationalists’ of the 1990s, 2000’s and 2010’s – the end results have often been pretty grim from pogroms, deportations, state terror and even in recent years illegal killings of its opponents.

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