Dr.  Taras Kuzio
(Centre for Political and Regional Studies,  Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) – www.rieas.gr – based in Athens, Greece - (Date of Publication: 4 February 2014).

Soviet political cultural tenets of xenophobia, spy-mania and conspiracy theories run throughout the working culture of the Russian and Ukrainian successor intelligence agencies to the Soviet KGB and foreigners (diplomats, journalists, businesspersons and human rights activists) are often assumed to be Western spies. Such mind sets were evident in legislation adopted in Russia and Ukraine that defined foundations and NGO’s that received foreign (i.e. Western, not Russian) funding as ‘foreign agents.... Read more

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