by Scott Reynolds Nelson
Every would-be empire depends on the global trade in food and energy; regardless of the consequences of the current Ukraine crisis, Russia's drive to control the Black Sea won't go away.
SOURCE: Tablet Magazine
by Jeffrey Veidlinger
Soon after Catherine the Great conquered the region from the Ottoman Empire in 1783, she opened it up to Jewish settlement, hoping that the Jews would serve as a bulwark against the Turks.
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