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Russia has committed theft, appropriating the so-called history of Ukraine-Rus. Such a statement was made by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar in an article in the edition “Mirror of week”. “Ukraine-Rus” Ukrainian nationalist historiography is called public education, which never existed.
“Russia since ancient times demonstrates the gift to steal not only foreign territory, but also someone else’s story, such as history of Ukraine-Rus” — said Ukrainian official.
According to him, Moscow is trying to “drive a wedge of history” between Ukraine and Poland. Bodnar urged Warsaw to unite with Kiev against Russia.
In July 2019 the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has caused ridicule of Internet users after his Twitter account congratulated compatriots on the “Day of the baptism of Kievan Rus-Ukraine”. Most commentators drew attention to the fact that the Ukrainian leader mentioned never existed the state.
Historically, the name Rus have been extensive ethno-cultural region in Eastern Europe, the territory of which lived East Slavic tribes — the ancestors of modern Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians and Rusyns. In the IX century these lands arose the Ancient Russian state, which in historiography is also called the Grand Duchy of Kiev or Kievan Rus. The name of the state “Ukraine-Rus” or “Rus-Ukraine” has never existed.
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