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Developing economies are typically over reliant on large, inefficient, and antiquated agricultural sectors characterised by low output, wages, and productivity. Such a dependency is seen as a key constraint on development as a large proportion of the workforce are employed for relatively little gain. 152 more words
Thinking Aloud: "Possible Next Steps for the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the International Community," Part I
Mar. 9, 2014 by Darius
Earlier this week, I attended a panel discussion about the current crisis in Ukraine. The panel served to provide some important history and insights about events that are still happening at a breakneck pace. 662 more words
“History does not tell us what a Soviet Union, allowed to develop in a ‘normal’ way of its own choosing, would look like today. We do know, however, the nature of a Soviet Union attacked in its cradle, raised alone in an extremely hostile world, and when it managed to survive to adulthood, overrun by the Nazi war machine with the blessings of the Western powers.28 more words
Seems like all I’m hearing recently is talk about Ukraine and Crimea and Russia. The only previous reference I’ve ever heard to Crimea was something called the Crimean War way back when. 448 more words
“The power of Banderovtsy (Ukrainian far-right radical nationalists – Itar-Tass) in Kiev is threatening with the blackouts and the blocking of water supplies but they’ve forgotten that that two hero-cities (the title awarded to separate cities in the USSR for their contribution to World War II combat operations – Itar-Tass), Sevastopol and Kerch, are located here and there’s no putting the Crimeans to their knees,” Temirgaliyev said.