Here’s another good article about Putin’s play in the Ukraine (or just “Ukraine”; I can’t keep track).


  1. Eric says

    It’s always “Ukraine“. As it was explained to me some time ago, “Ukraine” has an implied article, so saying “the Ukraine” is like saying “the the United States”.

    Posted March 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Well, that may be, but I’m old enough to remember when it was “the Ukraine”, “the Sudan”, “the Congo”, and even “the Argentine”. (It’s still, officially, “the Gambia”, FYI.)

    These things change.

    Posted March 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm | Permalink
  3. Eric says

    This article goes into quite a bit of detail.

    Posted March 6, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
  4. JK says


    Posted March 7, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

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