Ridvan Bari Urcosta

Ridvan Bari Urcosta is a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations at Warsaw University, where he specializes in Russian Foreign Policy and particularly Russian Grand Strategy. He regularly cooperates with the European Council Foreign Relations.  He has served as assistant to the Head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People since 2014, and represent Crimean Tatars at a variety of international institutions. Before the Russian annexation of Crimea, he worked as a civil servant in the Sevastopol State Administration, in the Department of Investments and Foreign Economic Activities. He regularly writes articles for Ukrainian, Polish and European magazines.

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    Articles by Ridvan Bari Urcosta

    Russia Considering Renaming Crimea as ‘Taurida’

    Immediately following Russia’s forcible annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in February–March 2014, proposals surfaced to return to an old Imperial Russian tradition of referring to this land as “Taurida.” Last

    Europeans Make a Move in the Sea of Azov

    With the level of tensions between the Russian Federation and Ukraine over the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait at their highest level in years, European countries and institutions have

    Ukraine’s Strategic Aims in the Sea of Azov

    Today’s (October 17) news of a tragic attack on a school in the Crimean coastal city of Kerch (UNIAN, October 17) snapped global attention back to this Russian-occupied corner of