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A Ukrainian woman greeted troops with a soviet flag.

11 mins | Jun 6, 2022
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Now, she tells Putin to stop killing Ukrainians. Anna Ivanova has emerged as a symbol for Russian propaganda, inspiring monuments across the country, but her tale is of grief and poverty in the post-Soviet world. In this reflection on the complicated personal histories of the Soviet reign in eastern Ukraine, Yaroslav Trofimov explores Ivanova’s story.
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