'Little Russia' Pro-Russian Separatists Harden Split from Ukraine

After nationalizing businesses, pro-Russian separatists have proclaimed their own state in eastern Ukraine, calling it "Little Russia." Tens of thousands of residents in the region are now jobless.
A pro-Russian rebel guards as workers work at the Uzov Metallurgical Works in Donetsk.

A pro-Russian rebel guards as workers work at the Uzov Metallurgical Works in Donetsk.

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Translated from the German By Christopher Sultan
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