#Year2014: 10 Crucial Points of the Year & a Poll


Year 2014 summary

As for me, the motto of this year could be: partying with illusions.

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Crucial points of 2014 in my opinion (in a somewhat chronological order):

  1. The year started with Sochi Olympic Games (see: #SochiProblems);
  2. then the Ukraine crisis turned into a full-scale civil war in Donbass;
  3. Crimea‘s reunion with Russia (btw it was supported by Mikhail Gorbachev) positioned in the West as ‘annexation‘;
  4. Odessa massacre;
  5. MH17 tragedy;
  6. Russia’s Eastern/BRICS policy (deals with China, India, Turkey, Iran, South Africa, etc.);
  7. unprecedented anti-Russian rhetoric/propaganda in Western media,
  8. and Western sanctions against Russia as well as Russian counter-sanctions as symptoms of the second Cold War;
  9. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL aka ISIS aka IS);
  10. oil price decline and rouble’s drop.

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Tune of the year 2014:

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