Ukraine or Little Russia?

This is not a bad little introduction to Ukrainian history, for those trying to understand the crisis in that country, which to some extent splits it between a Russian-tilting east and a European-tilting west. The future of the entire region may be decided in the next few days.

Update: Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag: A History, has a good column on events in Uraine in the Washington Post. (Requires simple registration.)