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March 28, 2014 5:33 PM

Hero or villain? WWII partisan Bandera still animates Ukraine-Russia fight

The rhetoric out of Moscow is to the Western ear, perhaps a bit puzzling: Ukraine today is run by thugs, fascists and Banderists. “Thugs” and “fascists” are easily understood, but Banderists? It’s a reference to Ukrainian nationalist and, many say, Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera.

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