In the early Middle Ages, Rome, which at that time was the main administrative center of Western civilization, was able to turn the Poles, who in this period practically did not differ from the Rus, who lived in Kiev and Novgorod, into their “battle ram”. As a result, Poland launched a war against its Slav brothers, which has been going on for almost a millennium. In 1018, the Polish king, Boleslav I the Brave, defeated Yaroslav and captured Kiev. The army of Boleslav, in addition to the Poles, included the Germans, the Hungarians, that is, it was the first large-scale invasion of United Europe by Russia. Then the occupation broke the popular uprising, the Russian people killed the interventionists, their remnants fled.
With the help of Poland, which included the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Russian and gained control over the vast territories of western and south-western Russia, the masters of the West began to grow another combat zombie - "Ukraine". Then Austria-Hungary, the German Empire and the Third Reich joined the process. In the middle of the 20th century, the Anglo-Saxons picked up the baton. The process was long, for several centuries the enemies of the Russian civilization grew up “Ukrainians” - the Rus, who lost their linguistic, mental and cultural unity with their ethnic group and became minions to the masters of the West.
We must remember our native words - Russia and Russian, we must remember that the state of Russia existed, not “Ukraine”, that Kiev, Chernihiv and Pereyaslavl were the most ancient Russian cities. That Southwestern Russia (Little Russia) will forever be part of Russian civilization. Enemies may temporarily occupy it, by planting their Gauleiters in the sacred Russian cities, to fool a significant part of the population, but Kiev without Great Russia (Russian civilization) is unthinkable in any case. We will sooner or later restore the territorial and spiritual unity of the Russian world.
For a long time they tried to circumvent this topic. Like, it’s politically incorrect to touch on this issue. As a result, the words "Ukraine" (from the "outskirts") and "Ukrainians" were legalized. Rooted in society. Moreover, in "independent Ukraine" created a whole mythology about the "ancient origin of ukrov" who lived almost during Atlantis and hunted mammoths. “Ukrainians” allegedly created Kievan Rus. Only later they were captured by the "totalitarian Moscow empire." "Muscovites" in this extremely distorted historical the picture - the descendants of the Finno-Ugric peoples and the Mongols, who have almost no "Slavic blood."
Without knowledge of this, it is impossible to understand the entire flawed policy of the modern Russian Federation towards Ukraine. Moscow is still talking about the “friendship of Russians and Ukrainians,” Russia and Ukraine. 23 of the year we were stuffed with good wishes for friendship and cooperation of "Slavic peoples". Although, as we all know, since 1991, the Ukrainian authorities have embarked on a cold war against Russia and “Russianness”, to become part of the “family” of European nations. And this is in full, bordering on the betrayal of national interests and self-humiliation, Moscow’s loyalty to its unfriendly neighbor, who successfully broke the Russian and Soviet bases of the Ukrainian SSR and drifted towards the European Union and NATO. And this is with practically free deliveries of energy carriers, a substantial part of which were plundered by the Ukrainian authorities and oligarchs. While maintaining economic ties that for more than two decades supported the existence of an absolutely artificial Ukrainian statehood. In fact, Moscow fed the Kiev authorities, apparently hoping for loyalty.
What did we teach back? Monster! On the ruins of the Ukrainian SSR, the embryo of the “Ukrainian Reich” was nourished and nurtured. Absolutely hostile and uncompromising entity, ready to fight and kill blood brothers, the same Rus, who retained their identity. If you take the images of Tolkien from the “Lord of the Rings”, then the current “Ukrainian patriots” are a kind of “orcs” (spoiled elves). They fell under the power of the enemy, the best of them have been exterminated for centuries, cultivated the “Ukrainian identity”, the “nerus”.
Here is the result of the last years of “independent Ukraine” and the establishment of the Ukrainian SSR in 1919. The masters of the West can be pleased with the result. Statehood appeared on the planet, which will become one of the most Russophobic-minded in the world community. She will do her best to aspire to the European Union and NATO. For many years (or even forever) the Russian Federation will associate with a significant part of the “Ukrainians” with the image of the enemy, and the enemy of the hated, who took the Crimea. “Moskal on knives” is now their slogan. The only national idea in the conditions of economic collapse, rapid impoverishment will be the return of the lands "occupied" by Moscow and the construction of the "Great Ukraine" from the Carpathians to the North Caucasus. We have already done this; one can recall examples of “Great Germany” and “Greater Poland”. The “Ukrainian Reich” will become a buffer hostile state, whose sole purpose is to harm Russia.
The emergence of the 40-millionth Russophobic state on our south-western borders, another hotbed of chaos and turmoil is a huge problem. Delights about the reunification of Russia with the Crimea and Sevastopol are understandable. But the battle for Little Russia has just begun. You can not give the enemy Kharkov, Donetsk, Odessa, Kiev and Transnistria. All this is Russian land. If Moscow stops at what has been accomplished, then the enemy will regroup forces, crush the protest moods in the Southeast and will look for an opportunity to strike across Russia.
The way Neobanderists and “Ukrainian patriots” deal with the monuments of the Soviet era is a kind of sign about the future of Ukraine. Destroying the monuments to Lenin, the Soviet soldier-liberator and Kutuzov, they forever break with their historical past, tearing the historical fabric. They abandon the Great Victory of the 1945 of the year, the Soviet empire and the Russian Empire. At the same time, there is a sweep from “traitors”, those from representatives of intellectual circles who do not want to break with their Soviet or Russian identity. Already, active public figures who protect the legacy of the Soviet era and the “Russianness” of Little Russia are forced to flee or live in anticipation of repression. Many have already been hit. They are arrested, beaten and threatened to kill. And only a month has passed since the "revolution". In another month or two, reprisals will bring to a logical end, arrange public and demonstrative executions. All this we have already seen in the Third Reich, in Libya and Syria. Degradation looks the same everywhere.
Therefore, categorical terms are needed. Amorphousness and vagueness in the assessment of “Ukrainians” cause great harm. It is necessary to clarify for yourself: who are the “Ukrainians”, what they are striving to achieve and why Russians are seen as the main enemy.
Only when in Russia will a clear awareness of the fact that the “Ukrainians” are ultimately the same Russians (Ruses), and that assigning them this name is an artificial phenomenon, initiated by the enemies of the Russian people, who are striving to dismember and destroy Russian civilization, it will be possible to work out the right attitude towards the processes that are taking place in Ukraine.
I must say that the head of our state noted this fact. Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that Ukrainians and Russians are one people. Thus, in the fall of 2013, during an interview with the First Channel and the Associated Press, Putin said: “Whatever happens and wherever Ukraine goes, we will meet somewhere and somewhere”, because “we are one people” . And during the last speech on the reunification of Russia and the Crimea, the head of state again reminded about this: “We are not just close neighbors, we are in fact, as I have already said many times, one people. Kiev is the mother of Russian cities. Ancient Russia is our common source; we still cannot do without each other. ”
The goal of the Ukraine project is the destruction of the Russian world, the cultural and ethnic genocide of our people. “Ukrainian nation” is the same myth as the “Don nation”, “ethnic Cossacks”, “Siberians” and “Pomory”. All this is in fact regional parts of a single super-ethnos that the enemy is trying to turn into "special ethnic groups."
So, before the First World War, most of the Galicians, who are now the social base of the neo-Bandera movement, identified themselves as Russians. Even earlier, during the existence of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, people in both eastern and western Russia continued to consider themselves Russians, and called their land Rus. In the Grand Duchy of Lithuania there were precisely Russian, and not “Ukrainian” (or “Belarusian”) regions, Russian dignitaries were sitting in the Lithuanian Council of Nobles. Until 1697, the government of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania used Russian in official documents, not “Ukrainian”. The ethnic origin of the population of Western Russia at that time did not cause any doubts, the territories of modern Belarus and Ukraine were inhabited by Russians.
From the history of the Ukraine project
To understand where “Ukraine” and “Ukrainians” came from, it’s enough to stick to historical facts, not replacing them with artificial constructions of researchers of later times such as the ideology of Ukrainians M. S Hrushevsky (1866 — 1934) or historian N. I. Kostomarov (1817 —1885), which introduced the terms “Great Russian”, “Great Russian people” in relation to the Russian people.
The famous “three branches” of the Russian people: “Great Russians”, “Little Russians” and “Belarusians” were born from a number of later artificial constructions. They were declared separate nations. Although until the beginning of the 20th century, they did not leave any traces of their activity in historical sources. The reason is simple - there have never been such ethnic groups. They came up with politicians and public figures. Each part of the super-ethnos Rus was given the names of the historical territories in which they lived - Minor, White and Great Russia. There were other similar regions - New Russia, Ugric Russia, Carpathian Rus, etc. The names of each "branch" of the Russian people did not carry ethnic content, they only designated the territories inhabited by Russian people, which in different historical periods could be in different states . For example, we can recall the “Siberians” (Russians living in Siberia), or “Pomors” (Russians living near the White Sea). From the fact that they lived in a certain region of the Russian civilization, they did not become a separate ethnic group.
Before the collapse of the early medieval Russian state (“Kievan Rus” is a conventional name, the Russians did not call it that way, they said “Russia” or “Russian land”) neither Great, nor Little, nor White Russia existed. Neither written sources nor popular memory mention them. The concepts of “Small” and “Great” Rus were born only in the XIV century, not bearing in themselves ethnographic or national significance. And they originated outside of Russia, and for a long time walked in a narrow circle, were not known to the people. These words arose in Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, from where the Russian church, the former "structural unit" of the Constantinople Patriarchate, was ruled for many centuries. Prior to the "Tatar" invasion, the entire territory of the Russian state was called "Rus" or "Russia" in Constantinople. Metropolitans appointed from there were called the Metropolitans of "All Russia."
The situation changed when Russia collapsed, and Lithuanians and Poles began to seize its lands. Before all fell Galicia. Therefore, in order to separate it from the rest of Russia, it began to be called “Little Russia” or “Little Russia”. The rest, a large part of Russia began to be called "Great." As the capture of other West Russian lands, it was their turn to become "Little Russian". Kiev belonged to the “Great Russia” until 1362, when it was captured by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Olgerd. Then he entered the “Little Russia”.
Gradually, from Greek documents, new concepts penetrated into Russian, Polish and Lithuanian documents. It is clear that initially no national differences were made between the territories. After the annexation of significant parts of Little Russia and Belarus, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich became known as “All the Great and Little and White Russia as an autocrat”, this indicated the reunification of the entire Russian people who lived on the lands of Ancient Russia, which after the collapse received new names.
Only in the XIX century among the intelligentsia began to spread the idea of the existence of "three branches" of the Russian people or even three "different nations". The people did not have a clue about these explorations, and as in the times of Ancient Russia, everyone considered themselves Russians. This was typical of all Russians, regardless of where they lived. Another thing is the intelligentsia, in the midst of which these ideas found active supporters and flourished. In addition, the artificial separation of the Russian people made it possible to draw up revolutionary and separatist plans. First of all, the liberals, revolutionaries and Ukrainian separatists were interested in spreading this concept. The first "Ukrainians" appeared who believed in their peculiarity and began to try to spread their ideas to those around them.
The press began to actively impose the terms "Great Russian", "Little Russia" and "Belarusian". Attention was focused on differences in life, customs, peculiarities of clothing, local dialects. Thus, it was possible to create not three "peoples", but a dozen or two ... Thus, practically all the former principalities and lands of Russia - Ryazan, Veliky Novgorod, Pskov, Smolensk, Moscow, Tver, etc., had their own characteristics. Following the thought of "reformers" ", It was possible to distinguish" nationalities "of Ryazan, Muscovites, Novgorod, etc. They also had some regional features in the dialect, clothing, life, etc.
Thus, the ground was prepared for a more fundamental "reform", which made it possible to wrest almost a third of its composition out of the body of a single super ethnic group. After the 1917 revolution, the Trotskyists, who were the instrument of the “financial international,” directively renamed the “three branches” of the Russian people into “three fraternal peoples”, three separate independent nations. It was a terrible blow to the Russian superethnos. “Little Russians” and “Belarusians” generally lost their former Russianness, and the “Little Russians” were also renamed “Ukrainians”. Russian began to consider only the "Great". Moreover, the term "Great Russian" was abolished, it was no longer needed.
History rewrote again. In Soviet textbooks and encyclopedias, the Rostov-Suzdal (Suzdal-Vladimirskaya) land became the political and cultural center of the Russian (Great Russian) ethnic group, where during the XIV-XV centuries. formed the "Russian people." By the ancestors of the Russian tribes attributed Krivichy, Vyatichi, northerners and Novgorod Sloven. Thus, several “rabbits” were killed immediately. First, Ancient Russia was outside of Russian history. Russian history has been cut off for several centuries. Secondly, the period of the Old Russian state was inhabited by certain "Eastern Slavs", although it is known from historical sources that the Russians then called themselves "Russians", "Dews", etc. The neighboring nations also named them. And their land was called "Rus". From the "Eastern Slavs" brought "three fraternal, Eastern Slavic people."
It is enough to even know a little historical sources to understand the enormity of this concept. In the initial Russian chronicle under 852, it is said: "To nachshchu to the kingdom of the kingdom, it was called Russian land ... with this king came to Tsargrad." "Russian land" is constantly mentioned in the Russian chronicles. Even earlier news about Russia is in European and Arab sources. An embassy arrived in Emperor Ludovic in 839, which included the “Ruses”. Arabian geographer Ibn Hordadbeh about the same time reports: “As for the Russians (Ruses) - and they are a Slavic tribe - they are sent from the most distant ends of Saklab (Glory) to the Russian (Black) sea and sell foxes, and also swords. During the campaign of the Russian troops in Constantinople in 907, the chronicle reports “much evil is Rus' by the Greek”. In 911, Grand Duke Oleg signs a treaty with Byzantium. The text of the agreement refers to "Russian princes", Russian law "," Russian kind "and the Russian land"; some people are called the word "Rusyns", in the plural - "Russians". There is also a collective word "Russia".
The sources do not have a word about the "ancient ukrov", "Ukrainians", "Little Russians" and "Ukraine". There is no "Eastern Slavs." Everywhere there are “Russes”, “Russians”, “Rusyns”, “Rus”, etc. In all documents there is not a trace of “Ukrainians”. Arab historian Masudi reports about the Rus campaign in the 910-s: “The ships of the Rus dispersed in the sea and attacked Gilan, Deylem, Tabaristan and Abaskun”. In 944, the great Russian prince Igor concludes a new treaty with Byzantium. Again in the document we meet all the same expressions: “Russian land”, “Russian princes”, Russian ”, etc. Byzantine authors often wrote“ rus ”as“ ros ”. Hence the later "Rossia" and "Russian". Prince Svyatoslav, during a meeting with the Byzantine emperor, introduced himself as follows: "Az Svyatoslav, Prince of Russia ... and others like the essence of Russia under me." Before the decisive battle, he said to his soldiers: "We will not disgrace the Russian land." Where are "Ukrainians" and "Eastern Slavs"? As Russians (Ruses) lived in Kiev, Chernihiv and Novgorod a thousand years ago, they still live.
In the "Instructions" of Vladimir Monomakh, who, like the other first Russian princes, was turned into "Ukrainians" in Ukraine, it says: "Az, named for the baptism of Vasily, with the Russian name Volodymyr." The Galician prince Roman Mstislavovich is named in the Volyn chronicle as a great and “autocratic all-Russia”. Pope Innocent VII, in a charter from 1246, calls Daniel of Galicia "the king of Russia." All sources, both Russian and foreign, call our ancestors "Rus", "Russian" "Rusyns", "Dews", etc. Everywhere there are two key words - “Russia” and “Russian”.
Third, they created two artificial statehoods at once - “Ukrainian” and “Belarusian”. The largest part of the Russian super-ethnos was deprived of statehood altogether - they established the RSFSR, the owners of which were declared “one hundred nations and nationalities”. At the same time, the Russians made up in it then up to 90% of the population, and even now constitute the overwhelming majority of the population of the Russian Federation.
In 1991, Ukraine and Belarus became independent states. The Russian civilization and the Russian people were torn into three parts. And on this "reformers" did not stop. In the Russian Federation gave birth to another chimera - some "Russians". And beyond its borders, Russians began to be called “Russian-speaking” and “Russian-cultural”, whose nationality is incomprehensible and blurred. A sort of "biological material" from which you can sculpt at least "Ukrainians", at least, say, Germans. All this led to the current catastrophe in Ukraine, where games of “Ukrainians” caused the birth of a monster - the germ of the “Ukrainian Reich”. The descendants of the victors of the brown plague themselves were turned into neo-Nazis who hate the world around them and around seeing enemies. Ready to cut "Muscovites", "Jews", Poles, Germans ...
In order not to give the enemy a final split of the single Russian superethnos, it is necessary to remember how the inhabitants of Ancient Russia of the times of Rurik-Sokol and Svyatoslav self-determined themselves. They did not call themselves "Eastern Slavs", "Little Russians", "Great Russians", "South Russian" or "Northern Russian" ethnic groups, "Ukrainians" or "Russians". All these concepts are inventions of the new time. The Russian people initially identified their nationality as Russian and did not divide it into any "branches" and "fraternal peoples." We have been like Russians for thousands of years, and they remain so.