Tuesday, 21 April 2015

How Ukraine became as poor as Tajikistan in just one year

Analysis of Iran French RadioApril 16, 2015
April 20, 2015
Translated from French by Tom WinterThe start of the civil war and the disintegration of Ukraine have made this comparison both possible and apt. To comprehend the depth of the impoverishment of Ukraine in just one year, it is fair to compare certain of its economic indicators with those of Tajikistan.
All civil wars are alike. Though the people in Ukraine started fighting each other 23 years after independence, the war broke out in Tajikistan just five months after independence, on September 9, 1991. And it was not until June 27, ...read more

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