Author: Heather McRobie and Maxim Edwards
Heather McRobie is a writer, an editor of Oxford Human Rights Hub and commissioning editor at openDemocracy 50.50. Her latest book, Literary Freedom: a Cultural Right to Literature, was published in 2013. Maxim Edwards is an Editor at openDemocracy Russia. He has worked in Armenia and Tatarstan, and writes on inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations in the post-Soviet space.

‘When talking about Ukraine, the Western left rarely talks about the Ukrainians’. These words, spoken by a Ukrainian expatriate in London, have resonated since the start of the crisis, as those of all political sympathies or none have formed convictions and preconceptions on where they should stand. (More…)