Today the list of victims of the economic crisis in Russia is not long but is extremely revealing. It starts with “Moskovsky Korrespondent” weekly that appeared at the end of September and was closed in October.
Akram Murtazaev, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, can tell us how it was closed in detail. However, in this case the general logic of the process rather than the details of the concrete situation is of importance.
It looks like there will be no war between Russia and Ukraine. It is clear that this fact will upset many in Moscow and Kyiv, but, unfortunately, there is a need to face realities. The efforts made by militarism heralds, admirers of Ukrainian hetman Ivan Mazepa and defenders of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet proved to be futile. They let the chance slip.
That chance offered when, by September, the relations between those two countries have become worse than ever.