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Hristo Voynov
Hristo Voynov is the Deputy Editor in Chief of The Vostokian. A Bulgarian-American who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, Hristo graduated with a BA in Political Science at Hunter College and is currently doing an MA in Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center. His interests include radical politics, underground movements, and conflicts.
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This is part two of “The Balkans as Told by Propaganda”, part one of which can be found here. It is an attempt to portray the region in a way ...
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On July 18th, pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine declared the formation of a new country, Malorossiya, Малороссия, or Little Russia. The term is in reference to the Tsar-era name for Ukraine, ...
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At the end of WWI, the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was followed by the formalization of Hungary’s borders in the Treaty of Trianon. Written on June 4th 1920, it ...
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Former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured in an explosion that police believe was triggered by a letter bomb in Athens late Thursday night. This is nothing new or unusual ...
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In order to understand propaganda, it is important to look at the historical context, who produced it, and who its target audience is. Today, the ability to make propaganda has ...
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As part of the land route into Europe, Bulgaria has been put in the middle of the refugee crisis. This has put much pressure on the Bulgarian government and civil ...
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The Antemurale myth is the idea that a nation or group of people were the last or true line of defense before a certain ‘other’. It is used by nationalists ...
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Newroz is the New Years of Iranian calendar. This year’s celebration marks the 2716th year in the Persian calendar. Its celebration means much to the Kurdish people, particularly now when ...
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ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS, or Daesh depending on who you ask) has recently popped up in all corners of the globe, not being contained in the territory it ...
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This is the second part in a series of articles which will focus on the claims of different nations in the Balkans to greater states. The previous part focused on ...