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Remembering the past, looking to the future: how the war in Ukraine is changing Europe

Both sides in this war have plundered history. Vladimir Putin claims to be replaying the Second World War by “denazifying” Ukraine, while his forces desecrate the Holocaust site of Babyn Yar. Putin’s opponents have their own analogies. Putin is variously Hitler, Stalin or Tsar Peter the Great. On social media, memes mine the medieval period […]