Tag Archives: Ukraine

The Second Crimean War: When Decaying Empires Strike Back

Professor Rein Taagepera maps the present situation in Crimea, Russia, and Ukraine in the broader historical context, relying on quantitative studies of empire growth and decay over the last 5000 years. Continue reading

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Win Crimea and Pawn Siberia

What Putin most likely did not hear from his advisors in March 2014? Has anyone else won from the recent events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, besides China? Professor Emeritus of political science Rein Taagepera has the answers. Continue reading

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Student Career Podcast: Myroslava at Fortumo

In this podcast interview, Myroslava Stavnycha, a first-year master’s student of software engineering at the University of Tartu, talks about her fresh job at the leading mobile payments provider Fortumo. Continue reading

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Crimea “Referendum”: Welcome Back Home!

Semiotician Mihhail Lotman showcases the modelling role of art, based on a popular, recent picture that came to symbolise the current state of affairs in Crimea. Continue reading

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How Secure Are Small Nations after the Annexation of Crimea?

Heiko Pääbo, Head of the UT Center for Baltic Studies, writes about the perspective and the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Crimea for the small nations. Continue reading

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Russian Federation 2014: A Difficult Year Ahead?

Read what an expert network led by two UT political scientists predicts for Russia in 2014 with regard to its political, economic, and societal development. Continue reading

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Did Chernobyl Ruin Men’s Health?

Kaja Rahu’s research reveals that Chernobyl veterans’ health is affected less by radiation effects and more by the men’s uncertainty about the amount of radiation and danger to which they were exposed. Continue reading

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