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Mary Dejevsky

Mary Dejevsky is an Independent columnist on foreign affairs, having previously been the title*s foreign correspondent in Moscow, Paris and Washington. She has written about the collapse of communism from inside Moscow, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Iraq War and is a key authority on Russian politics, and on diplomatic relations between the Kremlin and the west.

Mary Dejevsky There are many reasons why the survival of the union is not guaranteed

But perhaps at the cost of more money and more power spun off from Westminster, it will endure for the time being, writes Mary Dejevsky


Mary Dejevsky It*s events happening outside of Hong Kong that make it so volatile

Offering passports to Hong Kongers is no different to Putin offering them to Ukrainians. The UK would be wise to tread carefully with this strategy, says Mary Dejevsky


Mary Dejevsky It*s time for a National Care Service to honour our care workers

The NHS may be getting all it asks for, but it has taken almost two months for the plight of the fragmented care services and the care homes to command attention at all, writes Mary Dejevsky


Mary Dejevsky Why we shouldn*t put the NHS on a pedestal

The more praise that is heaped on it, writes Mary Dejevsky, the less reason the government will have to reform and properly fund this dysfunctional institution

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