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Cultural Conflict In Ukraine Reaches Back To KC

Mar 18, 2014

Russia’s incursion into the Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula has sparked a reaction across Europe. The region voted over the weekend to secede to be part of Russia, but the European Union, the United States and others have called that vote illegal. 

The Crimean peninsula is the focus of the Ukrainian-Russian tensions at the moment.
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On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with a University of Kansas professor about some of the East-West cultural conflicts that exist in the long shadow left by the Soviet Union as the Ukrainian conflict threatens to boils over. Joining the conversation is a KU graduate who’s teaching English in Kiev.


  • Vitaly Chernetsky, associate professor, department of Slavic languages and literatures, University of Kansas
  • Mickey Cesar, 2011 University of Kansas MFA graduate who teaches English in Kiev

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