Just as he is complicit in Ukrainian war crimes in Novorossiya
, Daesh/Al-Nusra/Ahrar al-Sham, etc.
Dryuk was a "legendary commander of a female tank crew" and a "symbol of Novorossiya
(eastern Ukraine), said the Kiev channel.
But when the widespread local support for Novorossiya
("New Russia") in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize as Moscow hoped it would, this situation changed.
These pro-Russian demonstrations bring to light an idea of separatism that is closely related to the historical evolution of Ukraine: Novorossiya
, that is, the region incorporated by Lenin into Ukraine's SSR between 1918 and 1921.
FOUR years ago, after the so-called referendum in Crimea in March 2014, which took place under the conditions of military occupation of the peninsula by the Russian "green men," the Kremlin continued its aggressive war of conquest of an even larger area of Ukraine -- practically the entire southeast of the country, calling this plan for the division of Ukraine 'Novorossiya
project, aimed at detaching all southern and eastern Ukraine from Kyiv's control, was shelved in 2014 but could be revived in different forms.
In the months following the Crimean annexation until today, Russia has denied any involvement in the Eastern part of Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have established the self-proclaimed republics in Luhansk and Donetsk corresponding to the newly launched geopolitical construct of Novorossiya
sativa, "We have indigenous or self-growing hemp in the Taurus mountains (s11), on the Terek (s11), along the Don, and the Dnieper in Novorossiya
(s12)." Guldenstadt (1791) encountered wilder hanf in Ukraine and referred to it as "Cannabis" or a new name, Cannabis vulgaris (x1).
an old familiarity, a long-standing spatial entanglement and a range of geopolitical emotions.' Toal's conclusion is that the recent annexation of the Crimea, the ongoing war with Ukraine, as well as the failed invasion of Georgia, may all be part of Putin's attempts to recreate 'The Great Russia' under the less aggrandising name Novorossiya
(the New Russia) and as such they require 'the international community to make a concerted effort to address the unresolved political conflicts in Ukraine, Moldova and the Caucasus.' Easier said than done...
For example, the Russian narratives deployed in Eastern Ukraine, including the idea of Russia as a Eurasian empire, Ukraine as an integral part of greater Russia (often labeled "Novorossiya
"), and the rebuilding of an Eastern Orthodox/Mother Russia power, were intended both to facilitate the invasion of Ukraine and Crimea, a weaponized narrative deployment that fits within our definition, and to support internal Russian narratives of the resurgence of Russia as a respected world power, which falls outside of our definition.
One email supposedly sent by separatist leader Denis Pushilin features a map of Ukraine divided into three regions of which the eastern portion is labeled "Novorossiya
" (New Russia) and the central region, "Malorossiya" (Lesser Russia).