Crimea, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Ukraine, Historical Perspective

Ukraine_historical_vs_electoral_2010I think most people are confused about Ukraine, the horrible pogroms, Polish/Ukraine mutual ethnic cleansing and why Khrushchev amputated Crimea from the USSR only a few decades ago and why Putin is a little nervous at having the West move closer and closer to the Russian Federation’s border. And what’s up with all the Tatar descendents of the Mongol Empire.  One can’t make an informed opinion about the Crimea without understanding the history, including the Charge of the Light Brigade.  Does anyone remember how Kennedy got so incensed at having USSR’s missiles in Cuba? -Carlos
http://www.geocurrents.info/cultural-geography/linguistic-geography/tale-two-ukraines-missing-five-million-ukrainians-surzhyk?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+geocurrents+%28GeoCurrents.info%29

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About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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