In the middle of this battle between geopolitical superpowers are the interests of ordinary Ukrainians, which are unlikely to be served by either Russia or the West.
Over a thousand people marched through London to Downing Street on Saturday, to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian Revolution.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has seen the greatest upheaval in 20 years over the last month.
Ilya Budraitskis, the Moscow-based socialist, was interviewed by marx21.de magazine earlier this month about the protests in Ukraine.
Neil Davidson continues an rs21 series on the fundamentals of our political tradition by looking at uneven and combined development.