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Katie David Interviewed about Putin’s Push to Control Ukraine

Posted by on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Uncategorized.

Katie David, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, was recently interviewed on a CBC radio show about current events in Ukraine.

“What’s behind Vladimir Putin’s push for control over Ukraine?”

Western leaders have been meeting this week to coordinate a strategy to address the presence of about 100,000 Russian troops along the border with Ukraine. The current tensions between Russia and Ukraine date back to 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea. But Kathryn David, the Mellon assistant professor of Russian and East European studies at Vanderbilt University, says Russia’s interest with Ukraine goes far deeper than that — and is central to its identity as a country.

The link for the interview is here: 

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