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14, 2015

Federalism as a technology of separatism in Ukraine

The author considers phenomenon of separatism in Ukraine as a technology of pressure on the Ukrainian government from the side of Kremlin and as a technology of disintegration and force to create the unacceptable for our state system of mode which is not even federalism in the direct meaning of this word. In authors opinion, thanks to Russian political technologists the concept 'federalism' turned into the synonym of 'separatism'. The author studies the process of discredit of the concept 'federalism' which began long before ethnic political conflict and hybrid war between Ukraine and Russia and terrorist formations on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. r
Keywords: separatism, federalism, 'Novorissiia', ethnic policy, ethnic community.

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