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The View Of Ukraine From Moscow

Activists from Russia’s Anti-Maidan movement gather together waving various patriotic flags in central Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, to mark an anniversary of Ukraine's pro-EU protests that started on Kiev's central Independence Square, widely known as the Maidan. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP)
Activists from Russia’s Anti-Maidan movement gather together waving various patriotic flags in central Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, to mark an anniversary of Ukraine's pro-EU protests that started on Kiev's central Independence Square, widely known as the Maidan. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP)

Over the weekend, Ukraine marked one year since its Maidan revolution, which led to the current conflict.

In Kiev, they held a march to remember the victims of sniper fire during protests last February. A rally in Kharkhiv was bombed; two pro-Kiev demonstrators were killed.

How is the Ukraine conflict being seen in Russia? The BBC’s Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford reports on how much public support there is for direct Russian involvement.


Note: This BBC piece can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or the WBUR mobile app.

Reporter

  • Sarah Rainsford, Moscow correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @sarahrainsford.

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