In rundown Horlivka, pro-Russian separatists’ gains come as no surprise to many

By Anna Nemtsova, April 30, 2014

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — When a few dozen masked men were taking over the city council building in Horlivka on Wednesday morning, Pavel Kravchenko was busy with routine work at his fashion atelier. He took measurements of two customers, fit an elegant suit on a lifelong client and discussed politics with his pretty, dark-haired wife, Yaroslava.

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