Posts Tagged ‘de facto’

Social media in post-Soviet de facto states

Here you find Facebook interest lists and Twitter lists including the pages and public profiles of institutions, news outlets, NGOs as well as public figures related to post-Soviet de facto states.

Any Facebook or Twitter user can subscribe to these lists and follow the online activities that appear on these social media and relate to either of the post-Soviet de faco states.

Some of these lists gather a considerable number of sources (e.g. the Abkhazia interest list already includes more than 40 profiles and pages) while others include just a few.

These lists will be updated and will present a wider selection of resources. Indeed, you are welcome to send suggestions in the comments section below, by writing me at or tweeting @giocomai.

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Post-soviet de facto states official reactions to events in Crimea

Representatives of authorities in all four post-Soviet de facto states issued statements in favour of Crimea’s referendum as an expression of the right to self-determination and declared their hope that this will contribute to a shift in international law. South Ossetia and Transnistria explicitly supported also Crimea’s annexation to the Russian Federation, while Nagorno Karabakh and Abkhazia refrained from doing so, at least for what concerns official statements issued so far.

It is worth noticing that none of them declared in this context its intentions to follow the steps of Crimea and apply for accession to the Russian Federation in the immediate future (in spite of the fact that, according to surveys, this is the option favoured by a clear majority in South Ossetia and a plurality in Transnistria).

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