URI Political Science Professor Nicolai Petro available to talk about protests in Kiev

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Nicolai N. Petro, professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island, is living in Ukraine and available for telephone interviews to talk about the deadly protest in Kiev.

An expert in Russian history and culture, Petro is in Ukraine for a year on a Fulbright to study the role of the Russian Orthodox Church. The international press has interviewed him many times about the growing crisis.

* http://kbia.org/post/whats-behind-street-protests-ukraine

* http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/ukraines-culture-war-9838

* http://www.abc6.com/story/24677359/ukraine-opposition-protest

* http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2014/02/memory_management_in_ukraine.html

* http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/opinion/how-the-eu-pushed-ukraine-east.html?hpw&rref=opinion&_r=1&

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYSWTpr8ww8&feature=youtu.be

* http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2013_12_13/Court-frees-nine-arrested-during-Ukraine-clashes-4775/

Petro can be reached at 011-380508302381. His email is: nnpetro@gmail.com. His Skype address is nicolaipetro. Please keep in mind that there is a 7-hour plus time difference in Ukraine.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Rau in the URI Communications Department at elizabeth_rau@uri.edu.