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Russia’s Changing Identity: In Search of a Role in the 21st Century

Russia’s brand of exceptionalism is not messianic. It is rooted in the isolation of ... ... split within Russia. While its western and southwestern principalities (now Belarus and Ukraine, respectively) lost their independence and were absorbed by the neighboring... ... position as a permanent veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council. In Russian history, the Soviet period stands out for two aberrations resulting from the communist...


Russia and Ukraine Battling for Historical Truth

... proceeds from the establishment of a certain state entity through a certain ethnos. Proponents of the unity of the three eastern Slavic peoples agree that the Kievan Rus was set up by the Slavs, who later gave rise to the Russians, Ukrainians and Byelorussians. In his History of Ukraine-Rus , Mr. Grushevsky not only substantiated the autochthony of the Ukrainian ethnos's origin but also firmly insisted that the Kievan Rus belonged to the tradition of the Ukrainian statehood. This concept smoothly resonates with the current official ...


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