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RUSSIA'S WAR ON UKRAINE 'What is Ukraine . . . and Why Didn't I Know That?"

01 Mar 2014 10:06 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

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By Victor Rud

Which of the following are statements by Vladimir Putin, his Foreign Minister
Sergei Lavrov or other Kremlin spokesmen, and which are by Western media,
academics, politicians and commentators: "Ukraine and Russia share deep
historical and cultural roots," "Russia traces its 1000 year history to its
beginnings in Kiev", Ukraine is really "Little Russia," "the Russian Orthodox
Church originated in Kiev", "thousand years of Russian Christianity", "lJkraine
is a part of Russia", Russia and Ukraine are not separate countries," "Russia
is a thousand year old state," "Kievan Russia was the beginning of the modern
Russia," "Ukrainians and Russians are brotherly nations"?

There is no distinction between who said any of the above. Each statement has
been repeated, for a century in the United States and longer by the Kremlin.
Such remarkable unanimity reflects either recognition of the same historical
record, or the recognition of the same historical mythology. If the latter, how
and why in American academe and politics is that mythology declared with
such certitude by those who should know better, thereby facilitating a
historical hologram?

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