To Help ‘Brotherly People’? Russian Policy Towards Ukrainian Refugees

  title={To Help ‘Brotherly People’? Russian Policy Towards Ukrainian Refugees},
  author={Irina Kuznetsova},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={505 - 527}
  • I. Kuznetsova
  • Published 15 March 2020
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Abstract The essay focuses on Russian policy towards displaced persons from Ukraine’s war-torn territories from 2014 until mid-2019. The privileging of refugees from Ukraine relative to immigrants and refugees from other countries and, later, the granting of Russian citizenship to Ukrainian citizens from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, were interwoven with both influence-seeking in the Russian geopolitical neighbourhood and transborder nationalism and supported via direct presidential control… 
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