Sarah Glidden is a cartoonist whose first full-length book, a graphic-memoir titled "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less," was published by DC/Vertigo Comics in November, 2010. She's currently traveling with CLP journalists who will be the subject of her second graphic novel.
Vladimir Putin has been making plenty of headlines since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis last November — and never in a good light.
Whenever a new crisis hits the news, from the Malaysia plane crash, to street battles in Odessa, to the controversial aid convoy this summer, it’s cited as another example of Russian aggression masterminded by Putin.
And with President Obama’s UN speech last month where he he ranked Russia among the top threats to world peace, it’s starting to sound a lot like the Cold War era all over again.
After watching Russian friends and families tear each other apart on social media all winter, and hearing conflicting news stories coming out of Ukraine and Crimea, I was dying to find out for myself what’s really going on.
In the face of Russian aggression, local Ukrainians are embracing their heritage.
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