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Unboxing Ukraine, the Schrödinger State

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A remarkable aspect of the Ukraines’ history is that it is consistently defined by the intersection between different civilisations. The original Slavs, Ukrainians were never exactly Viking or Byzantine, nor Mongol or Khazar. They were always kept in a box of their own, where their status was always one of both belonging AND not belonging to a larger socio-economic-cultural system. From time to time this box is cracked…

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