On Andrei Rublev: as Russian Military and Russian Cultural Treasures swap places in Ukraine
January 1, 1970
Putin’s decision to seek authorization to dispatch and actual deployment of Russian military onto the territory of Ukraine, a sovereign nation, can be described as … unorthodox. Chronology is well-documented: three months of Maidan occupation in Kiev, escalations of hostilities capped by shooting and deaths of douzens of people in Kiev on February 20th, followed by cowardly disappearance of the now-ousted Ukrainian president disappears on February 23, unmarked military personal appears in Crimea on February 27th.
Sources: Central Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art; Making Russia Pay? Its Not So Simple (NYT);