A massive police raid foiled extremist plans to topple Germany’s government. But the timing of the plot and its absurdity raised questions about a state security role in instigating it – something seen many times in Germany’s past.
To ban Dostoevsky and Tolstoy is to destroy not only Russian literature but all literature, Declan Hayes writes.
Even neighboring Poland, a staunch ally of Kiev in the ongoing war with Russia, has criticized the Verkhovna Rada’s Jan. 1 celebration of the birthday of Stepan Bandera.
Since the onset of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine in February this year, there has been an upsurge of interest in Ukrainian history. And in the midst of a conflict over national sovereignty, there has been an upsurge of interest in simplistic versions of Ukrainian history. But the history here is very complicated.