Turning the clock on history
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By UJE Board Member Serhii Plokhy
The Kremlin’s attempt to recreate the Russian Empire
On December 2021 I accepted an invitation from the former prime minister of Ukraine, Oleksiy Honcharuk, to attend a conference that he had co-organized at Stanford. I wanted to hear first-hand what Honcharuk, who had headed Volodymyr Zelensky’s first government, thought about the chances of a major war between Russia and Ukraine — a subject that had been dominating the media for weeks.
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