[Marxism] Kagarlitsky on "The Ukraine Reality Show"

michael karadjis mkaradjis at hn.vnn.vn
Fri Dec 17 09:22:23 MST 2004

Actually there is a much fuller version in last week's Green Left Weekly at
I missed it due to some Internet problems (I'm out of the country) that I've
just fixed, and just found the full article.

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From: "Fred Feldman" <ffeldman at bellatlantic.net>
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Subject: [Marxism] Kagarlitsky on "The Ukraine Reality Show"

> The introductory note, which makes a good point, was added by Michael
> Karadjis of the Green Left list.
> Fred Feldman
> I think Boris Kagarlitsky's article here is a useful reality check to
> some of the 'West versus mother Russia' stuff we've tended to see in
> much left analysis of the events in the Ukraine (almost to the point
> that one might think Russia was still a 'socialist' country or
> something).T MK
> Moscow Times, Thursday, December 16, 2004. Page 11.
> The Ukraine Reality Show By Boris Kagarlitsky
> The state-run television channels were in hysterics reminiscent of the
> Cold War. Bewildered viewers discovered that next door in Ukraine, a
> coup was under way, allegedly planned by foreign secret service agents.
> The goal of these enemies, state television reported, was to bring a
> pro-Western president, Viktor Yushchenko, to power instead of
> pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych. At the same time, liberals in Russia
> dreamed of repeating Kiev's Orange Revolution at home.

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