Listener Ana and I have been talking a lot about the Eastern European view of the current Russo-Ukrainian War. She’s from North Macedonia, which is north of Greece, south of Kosovo, and next to Albania. Her country was founded in 1991 after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, and has been in the constant push and pull of the West and Russia’s sphere of influence. She gives us some perspective on life in this position as well as the growing concern in her nation about Putin’s militarism.
- Video – youtu.be/C3HfyL1cVvY
- Ana – www.facebook.com/ocean.charting
- Chechnya: War Without a Trace – tubitv.com/movies/415299/chechnya-war-without-a-trace
- The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladmir Putin – amzn.to/3ii2Dfa