06/12/2014 09:14 am ET Updated Jun 12, 2014

Pro-Russian Separatists Are Flying the Confederate Flag. Why?

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The self-proclaimed leaders of the so-called people's republic of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine are taking some tips from the U.S., but in a way that most people will not find palatable: They adopted a modified version of the Confederate Flag.

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