ZOiS Report

ZOiS Report 3/2017

by Gwendolyn Sasse

Since the incorporation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as subjects of the Russian Federation in March 2014 Crimea has, by and large, become terra incognita. The ZOiS survey conducted in Crimea (March-May 2017) provides a rare glimpse into the public mood in the region after its annexation by Russia.

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ZOiS Report 2/2017

by Gwendolyn Sasse

A ZOiS survey conducted in the Donbas in December 2016 provides insights into life and attitudes across the frontline between the Kyiv-controlled Donbas and the occupied territories, the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR). The two-part survey reveals the differentiated public opinion in the DNR/LNR and similarities in views shared across the frontline.

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ZOiS Report 1/2017

by Gwendolyn Sasse

A survey conducted by ZOiS in November and December 2016 provides the first comparative data on the attitudes and identities of the people displaced by the war in Eastern Ukraine both within Ukraine and to Russia.

One group severely affected by the war in the Donbas remains hidden from view: the displaced, internally and externally. Through their displacement, these individuals fall outside standard opinion polls, they do not figure in international media reports (and hardly figure in the Ukrainian and Russian media), and in policy circles they are primarily seen as a social policy or humanitarian aid issue.

The newly founded Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin has just conducted the first two-part survey of IDPs in Ukraine and those who fled to Russia.

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