07 January 2011

Troubling news from Transcarpathia

Rusyn activist Dmitry Sidor
(Radio Liberty photo)
If this story is to be believed, there's a threat of armed struggle from some Rusyn activists in the Trans-Carpathian oblast of Ukraine.

Writes Paul Gobel: "Only weeks after Russia’s consul general in Lviv called him the “Moses” of his people, Dmitry Sidor, an Uzhgorod priest loyal to Moscow who heads the Rusyn movement in Transcarpathia, declared this week that “after many years” of using only political tactics, the Rusyns are now prepared to “defend their freedom with arms in their hands.”

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