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Will there be a second Crimean War?

In: Zerkalo nedeli/Dzerkalo tyzhnia, no. 15(743), 25-29 April 2009.

The August 2008 war in the Caucasus was a shock to Russian-Western relations. The West’s timid reaction to the five-day conflict and  to the de facto annexation of two Georgian provinces, by Russia, do not bode well for the future of European security. While the recent renewal of friendly relations between Moscow and Washington as well as current rapprochement between President Dmitry Medvedev and the liberal Russian intelligentsia give reason for hope, the major source for instability in northern Eurasia remains in place.....

Continued in Russian: http://www.zn.ua/1000/1600/66019/
Continued in Ukrainian: http://www.dt.ua/1000/1600/66019/

An English language comment received by e-mail today:
--- On Sat, 4/25/09, ivan ivanov <takojsjakoj@mail.ru> wrote:

From: ivan ivanov <takojsjakoj@mail.ru>
Subject: your article about nationalist in Russia and war in Crimea
To: andreas.umland@ku-eichstaett.de
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009, 6:36 PM

A was born in Crimea. Crimea was, is and will be russian ! Nothing : not USA, NOT Gernany will not be decide about status Crimea ! Only Russians, who grandfathers die in war with Franch, England, Turkish okkupant in 1854-1855 and die with brave and honor, similary my grandfather beat Germany okkupant in Sevastopol ! My other grandfather beat German in Stalingrad. Similary I will be beat okkupant : or Amerikan or Germany on my russian Crimea. Remember STALINGRAD !

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