And for a full scholarly account of Dugin's place amidst the fervid ideologizing in regard to the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, see Marlene Laruelle, "The Three Colors of Novorossiya
, or the Russian Nationalist Mythmaking of the Ukrainian Crisis," Post-Soviet Affairs, advance online publication, March 20, 2015, retrieved from http://www.
The young people of the Euromaidan had no interest or love for Putin's vision of the Tsarist Novorossiya
It is generally assumed that the Russian annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin's attempts -- with tanks, artillery, special forces and false propaganda in the face of Ukrainian resistance -- to implement their project of creating Novorossiya
and destroy the Ukrainian state, is nothing more than a punishment for Ukraine's conscious pro-European stance and its unwillingness to join the post-Soviet empire.
For this kind of settlement to be possible, the Kremlin will have to walk back its most extreme rhetoric - and ambitions - about a Novorossiya
Russian television ran footage of rebels raising the flag of Novorossiya
, as they call their nominal republic, over a building in the town, and images of several dozen captured Ukrainian troops being escorted along a village road by the rebels.
For example, is he more likely to extend and consolidate separatist control over the eastern Ukraine region, or might he instead look to the Novorossiya
region in southern Ukraine to create a land bridge between Russia and Crimea?
Believing it was betrayed in Ukraine, Russia tried to rip eastern Ukraine --which it refers to as Novorossiya
(New Russia) -- from Ukraine after Crimea.
The units of this legion could be sent to help Novorossiya
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Opponents said Mr Putin's "disastrous" campaign in an area he calls Novorossiya
, or New Russia, had left him an "outcast" on the world stage.
The project Novorossiya
(New Russia) is over," former deputy prime minister turned opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said, referring to the loaded Tsarist-era name for what is now southern and eastern Ukraine.
The separatist news outlet Novorossiya
said Ukrainian forces had shelled the village of Khryashchevatoe overnight with mortars to tighten the circle round Luhansk.
Ukrainian government artillery had responded by setting an ammunition depot in the city on fire, Novorossiya
news agency reported.