Your Quick, Interesting Explainer On What’s Actually Going On With Russia And Ukraine

by
Owen Poindexter
Where did the Ukraine-Russia conflict come from anyway? This story didn't begin 6 months or even 6 years ago. It goes back a century.

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Unless you have somehow avoided all media for the last month, but are somehow reading this post, you know that Russia and Ukraine are mired in a mess. Ukraine is in turmoil, as the country tussles over its competing allegiances between Russia and the E.U., and Russia is going for a blatant power grab on the Crimean Peninsula.

But where did all of this come from anyway? Friend of the internet John Green is here to explain. This story didn't begin 6 months or even 6 years ago. It goes back a century.

Watch more: When You See What's Happening In Crimea, the Situation Is Even Crazier Than You Thought

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