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The Russian flag waves next to a statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

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Ukraine: A Tale of Two Countries

DONETSK, Ukraine — In the afternoon, when the shift ends at the coal mine and the miners walk out into the cold past the old concrete statue of Lenin, they often head to a tiny corner store. There they’ll stand in the parking lot for a while, drinking little bottles of the vodka called “Truthful.”

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