March 18th, 2014

Иван Дурак

Peter Turchin, "Wealth and Democracy in Ukraine, Russia & Belarus" - II

In my previous blog I (http://socialevolutionforum.com/2014/03/11/wealth-and-democracy-in-ukraine) came to the conclusion that during its post-Soviet history Ukraine has become a Kevin Philips nightmare.

No matter who gets elected in Ukraine, they are either oligarchs, or oligarch stooges
:
- it appears that the oligarchs not only control the parties that compete against each other during the elections,
- the Ukrainian billionaires have also been the key players, behind the scenes, during the violent overthrow of the Yanukovich government

(see The Power of Ukraine's Billionaires - http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/how-oligarchs-in-ukraine-prepared-for-the-fall-of-yanukovych-a-955328-druck.html).



Ukrainian Oligarchs
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