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Volodymyr Dubrovskyi: Putin and Ukraine: Scythe on Mercury?

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Influential weekly newspaper “Dzerkalo Tyzhnya” published an article by senior economist of Center CASE Ukraine Volodymyr Dubrovskyi. This material is the third in the series of articles on possible scenario of Ukraine-Russia relationship’s development: “Ukrainian people have a “secret weapon” against the enemy. Shortly before the Maidan I have already mentioned about the analysis foretaken by Francis Fukuyama and Brian Levy, who named Ukraine an example of the country, where the primary impulse for development will come from the civil society (in difference from Singapore, where it came from the state). This scientific work was written in 2010, and last autumn this thesis caused huge skepticism from the professionals. Now, after the Maidan it it obvious that US professors were right. After all, Putin has left Ukraine no choice. Civil society, self-organization should substantially replace the state and by even more considerable degree to learn how to control it. It is incredibly hard, but possible. Moreover, it lays in our historical traditions of cossacks, otamans and two (even three – counting the Tax) Maidans”.

Original publication is available by the link
(in Ukrainian)

Previous articles by Volodymyr Dubrovskyi for “Dzerkalo Tyzhnya” (in Ukrainian):

Putin and Pandora’s box: President’s Mistake?

Putin and Wealth of Nations: Russians Want War?

May 21, 2014