Moreover, in medieval Europe they did not know “Ukrainian princes and princesses”. In the monastery of St. Vincent founded by Anna in 1065 (Saint Vincent Abbey) in Senlis near Paris in front of the chapel in the 17th century, her sculpture was installed with a small model of the temple she founded in her hand. The inscription on the cap read: “Anna the Russian, Queen of France” (French “Anne de Russie Reine de France”). True, the history is gradually being corrected in the direction necessary for the owners of the West - in 1996, the inscription under the statue was changed to "Anna of Kiev, Queen of France."
We must remember that the state was Rus, the Russian land, the princes were all Russian, their children were also Russian. Even in Galicia, which has recently become a stronghold of "Ukrainians", before the seizure of this territory by Lithuania and Poland, the Russian princes ruled. And the most famous Galician prince Daniel Romanovich was considered the "King of Russia", and not "Ukraine". As for the First World War, the majority of Galicians considered themselves Russians, and this self-consciousness was corroded only by the cruelest terror. That Kiev is the ancient capital of the Russian state, and without Great Russia and separately from Russia is unthinkable in any way and in no way. Sooner or later, the two parts of Russia, the Russian land (Great and Little Russia) and the super-ethnos of the Rus will be united again.
It must be remembered that the West and South Russian lands were the yoke of Poland. They didn’t like the words “Russia” and “Russian” very much, therefore, at first, the Poles called the conquered Russian lands the Greek name “Little Russia”, Little Russia ”. Then they began to call it “the Outskirts-Ukraine”, that is, the outskirts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Great Poland), which occupied the vast Russian lands. In the end, the words “Ukraine” and “Ukrainians” were legalized. Although Little Russia, Kyiv region is one of the historical ethnocultural, linguistic cores of the Russian civilization and the Russian super-ethnos.
More at the turn of the XIX - XX centuries. the concept of "Russian" meant Great Russians, Little Russians and Belarusians combined. Great and Small Russia (Rus), Belaya Rus - these were three areas of settlement for Russians, and not for three different peoples, as the enemies of the Russian people are trying to prove. Nowadays, it is politically correct to talk about three nations - Russians (Great Russians tried to strike out during the Soviet period), Ukrainians and Belarusians. But such ethnic groups never existed! Geographic, historical areas - Little, Great and White Russia - never carried in themselves ethnic, national content. All these are territories inhabited by Russian people, who happened to be in the disintegration of the ancient Russian people and the Western occupation in different states.
Neither Great, nor Little, nor White Russia existed in the period of the Old Russian state. The concepts of “Small” and “Great” Rus appeared only in the XIV century, and did not have ethnographic, national significance. So, in Constantinople, Byzantium, from where the Russian church was ruled, subordinated to the Constantinople Patriarchate, the units of the previously united Russia were called. Metropolitans appointed to Russia were called the metropolitans of "All Russia" and the residence was Kiev, the capital of the Russian state. The situation changed when the Russian lands began to be seized by the Lithuanian princes and the Polish kings. Galitskaya Russia had fallen before everyone else and in order to distinguish it from the rest of Russia, which was called “Great”, it was called “Little Russia” (or “Little Russia”) in Byzantium. Then came the turn of the rest of the territories of southern Russia. From the Byzantine documents, these concepts penetrated into the Russian, Polish and Lithuanian. At the same time, before 1697, the government of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (in fact, the Russian state, composed of Russian lands and populated by 80-90% by Russian people) used the Russian language in official documents. There were no national differences between Russians in “Great Russia and“ Little Russia ”. When, after the annexation of a part of Little Russia and Belorussia, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich began to be called “All Velikii and Little and White Russia as an autocrat”, this expressed the idea of uniting the entire Russian people who lived in the lands that once belonged to Ancient Russia and received various names after its collapse.
The concept of the "three Russians" was tenacious and existed until 1917. Only the Bolsheviks created two new statehood - Ukrainian and Belarusian. At the same time, two new “nations” - “Ukrainians” and “Belarusians” were artificially separated from the Russian super-ethnos; they created the Ukrainian SSR and the BSSR. Although at the turn of the XIX — XX centuries, ordinary people, as in the times of Ancient Rus, Svyatoslav Igorevich and Alexander Yaroslavich, used one ethnonym for their national self-determination - the Russians. This was characteristic of all Russians, wherever they lived, in Little, White or Great Russia. The concept of the "three nations" (future "fraternal peoples") existed only in a narrow stratum of the intelligentsia, where they were “sick” with revolutionary ideas and nationalism.
Representatives of the intelligentsia emphasized the differences in life, customs, and regional dialects. These regional differences proved the existence of the "three branches" of the Russian people, and then the three separate "fraternal East Slavic peoples." But today it has reached the point that “Ukrainians” have been declared “true heirs” of Kievan Rus, and Russians have been declared “a mixture of Finno-Ugrians and Mongols” who have no relation to the ancient history of the “Kiev state”. It should be noted that following this scheme, according to the artificial division of the Russian superethnos, it is easy to distinguish Pomorians, various Cossacks, Siberians, Muscovites, etc. And such work is being consistently carried out, the Big Game continues! And earlier, in the XVII-XIX centuries, it was possible to distinguish into separate "peoples" —Ryazanians, Novgorodians, Pskovs, Tverichs, etc. — all Russian inhabitants of individual Russian states and lands. They all had their own characteristics in everyday life, customs, dialect, etc.
The real national catastrophe of the Russian superethnos occurred after the 1917 year, when the internationalist revolutionaries who dominated national politics before the 30s (despite some mitigations that I. Stalin could carry out), in a directive order renamed "three Russian nationalities" ( also a false scheme) in the "three fraternal peoples". In one fell swoop, the Russianness of the two parts of a single superethnos of the Rus (Russians) was destroyed. Little Russia and Belarusians have lost their former Russianness, and the Little Russia also turned into a new nation - "Ukrainians". This cunning operation led to the fact that with one blow the number of the Russian people was reduced by a third! Russian left only the former "Great".
Another catastrophe occurred in 1991, when every “brotherly nation” was singled out in a separate republic. In the USSR, especially when the Stalinist regime subdued nationalistic tendencies, all the same, national distinctions did not exaggerate, they created a community of “Soviet people”. From this time on, the Ukraine (Malaya Rus) was completely freed by the Bandera-Nazis, who turned out to be convenient tools in the hands of thieving oligarchic groups-families oriented toward selling off, robbery- “privatization” of national wealth created by the works of many generations of Russian and Soviet people. When the masters of the West began to kindle a fire of the Fourth World War (in the form of a series of revolutions, revolts, local conflicts developing into regional ones like Iraq and Syria), Ukraine became a convenient springboard for creating the “Ukrainian Front”, undermining the stability of the Russian Federation, the entire post-Soviet space and Europe. And the Ukrainian "elite" - thieves-oligarchs, got the opportunity to complete the robbery of the people (with the withdrawal of the remaining assets to the West), they say, the war will write off everything. At the same time, it is possible to establish a fascist regime, hiding behind “aggression from the East” and drowning any dissatisfaction in the blood (as in Odessa and in the Donbas).
Hence, the origins of the current tragedy of Little Russia (Ukraine), where the situation reached the Russian-Russian war to the delight of the enemies of Russian civilization and the people. Where Kiev is the ancient Russian capital, is occupied by the pro-Western gangster regime, performing the installation of the West. Leading linguistic, ethnocultural, socio-economic, criminal genocide of the Russian people of Little Russia. The masters of the West and Kholuy, the thieves' regime in Kiev, perform the task of destroying and dismembering the Russian ethnos, of bleeding Russians with Russians, in order to destroy the still existing young passionary part of the population in mutual slaughter, part - to make them flee to Europe as white slaves and elderly lime by socio-economic genocide (“liberal reforms”, “optimization”). At the same time, all the existing signs of the common Soviet and Russian past, history, culture and language are destroyed.
Thus, we must remember that the “Ukrainians”, ultimately, are the same Russians (southern Rus), and separating them from the Russian superethnos is an artificial phenomenon, initiated by the enemies of the Russian people, striving for the dismemberment and destruction of Russia, the Russian civilization and our great nation. The purpose of such a dismemberment is obvious - the ethnocultural, linguistic genocide of the Russian superethnos, the solution of the “Russian question” by the masters of the West, when some Russians (who are told that they are a different people) are pitted against others.
The strategic goal of all Russians (in Little, White and Great Russia) is a single development project based on social justice and ethics of conscience, the unity of Russian super-ethnos within the framework of one statehood.