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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., December 07, 2016

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(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor2013/holodomor2013.html 
Holodomor Remembrance Day: Why the Past Matters for the Future Atlantic Council, 21Nov2016; Victor Rud

- Victor Rud commemorates the Holodomor from the perspective of the distant past, the recent past, the present genocidal intentions of Vladimir Putin and the possible future.

(2) Ukrainophobia/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html
Ukraine's turbulent past between hagiography and demonization Raam op Rusland, 02Nov2016; Mykola Riabchuk

- Mykola Riabchuk replies to the well-meaning, but misguided, article of German researcher, Andreas Umland, criticizing Ukraine and Ukrainians for "heroizing" OUN-UPA.

(3) Religious Affairs:
 http://willzuzak.ca/cl/religious/religious.html -- No additions this month.
(4) Video Links:
Ukraine Students Prepare For a Russian Invasion Newsweek, 04Nov2016; Nolan Peterson

- After providing a link to a video [07:29] describing the plight of the 1.7 million refugees from the Donbas, Nolan Petereon highlights the life and death of Ukrainian student, Sviatoslav Horbenko, whose life has inspired the creation of a Students Guard at Taras Shevchenko University.

(5) Putin Files:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/putin/putin.html
What is the nature of the “Ukraine crisis”? Open Democracy, 15Nov2016; Andreas Umland, [2] 15Nov2016
Ukraine’s Reforms Are Pointless without Resolving Security Issues Atlantic Council, 15Nov2016; Andreas Umland

- Andreas Umland lauds Ukraine's reforms, but points out that it is these very reforms that threaten Putin's regime and may cause further Russian intervention. Consequently, in addition to Western help in the economic sphere, help in the security sphere is also required.
- Mr. Umlands analyses the significance of the "Surkov leaks", which indicate direct Russian involvement in orchestratting the separatist insurrections in the Donbas, Kharkiv and Odesa.

(6) Miscellaneous:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/miscellaneous/miscellaneous.html
The Kleptocracy Curse: Rethinking Containment Hudson Institute, 20Oct2016; Tim Judah

- In a 32-page pdf article, Tim Judah demonstrates that globalization has turned into the golden age of money laundering:
"We see the kleptocrats’ curse most clearly in Ukraine. ... As Western diplomats struggled to impress on Ukrainian politicians the importance of the rule of law and  responsible government, Western bankers, lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, and public relations consultants were laundering and sequestering illicitly extracted Ukrainian wealth in the West."

(7) Oksana Bashuk Hepburn: http://willzuzak.ca/tp/hepburn/hepburn.html
Proposed Canadian communications with President-elect Donald Trump CG4DU, 22Nov2016; Oksana Bashuk Hepburn
President Trump, make America, not Russia, great Kyiv Post, 13Nov2016; Oksana Bashuk Hepburn

- Oksana Bashuk Hepburn challenges President-elect Donald Trump to stand up to Vladimir Putin's anti-Americanism.
- The CG4DU has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (and other politicians) urging him to continue supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.

(8) Ukrainian Week:  http://www.ukrainianweek.com/
http://i.tyzhden.ua/content/photoalbum/2016/12_2016/05/1/book11.pdf -- No. 11 (103) 28Nov2016-04Dec2016
http://ukrainianweek.com/Economics/180154 -- The daily life of cartels  05Dec2016, Lyubomyr Shavalyuk

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Respectfully submitted,
Will Zuzak, 2016.12.07
In the eyes of God, the soul of your enemy is as important as your own soul