March 18th, 2014

Иван Дурак

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

In my previous blog I ( 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 -

Ukrainian Oligarchs
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