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Czechoslovakia, where I was born and which celebrates its hundredth anniversary these days no longer exists. It was replaced by two independent states – Czechia and Slovakia. One hundred years ago, as World War I was drawing to a close, the victorious powers were already drawing the map of the post-war Europe. Even though the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was expected, few believed that it would be replaced by...
The Eastern Orthodox Church is on the verge of a schism after the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (PoC) to grant the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) ‘autocephaly’ (independence) from the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). The Kyiv Patriarchate is one of the three Orthodox churches in Ukraine, the other two being the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and the Ukrainian...
Ukraine saw a huge explosion of popular mobilization during the Euromaidan protests in winter 2013-2014, when t wenty percent of Ukrainians took part in the movement by either protesting or supporting the protesters. The...

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