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An Ambivalent Relationship

Author: Tatiana Liaugminas

Sep/Oct 2014
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Page 64   ( 1 pages)

Summary: A look at the historically testy relationship between Russians and Ukrainians.


“Ukrainy net, ne bolo i but ne mozhet” (“There is no Ukraine, there was no Ukraine and there can be no Ukraine!”) is a phrase I heard repeatedly as a child, although then I was too young to pay attention to it or to realize its significance.

The time was the 1950s, the place was Casablanca, and the sentiment was voiced to my parents – both Ukrainian, from the Soviet Union – by old aristocrats, or what was left of them.

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