The Russian considered Ukrainians (and Belarusians) to be ethnically Russian, and referred to them as "Little Russians". Until the end of World War I when this view was opposed by a small group of Ukrainian nationalists and thereafter various set of measures were executed by Russian aimed at the russification of the "Little Russians"
Explained: The Historical Reasons Behind The Russian Ukrainian War 2022
New Delhi (ABC Live India): World is witnessing a war between Russia and Ukraine for last 20 days, all stakeholders visible and invisible are playing according to their respective interests therefore amiable solution to the war is not near.
The ABC Research team keeping close watch on Russian-Ukrainian war 2022, recommends the our readers to read the cultural and historical association of Russia and Ukraine, for the same following are the precise references;
The modern nations of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine all claim Kievan Rus as their cultural ancestors, with Belarus and Russia deriving their names from it.
Know about Kievan Rus' or Kyivan Rus’?
Both Russia and Ukraine claim their heritage from Kievan Rus', a polity that united most of the East Slavic and some Finnish tribes and adopted Byzantine Orthodoxy in the ninth to eleventh centuries. According to old Rus chronicles, Kyiv, the capital of modern Ukraine, was proclaimed the Mother of Rus Cities as it was the capital of the powerful late Medieval state of Rus
According to Rus' Primary Chronicle, the first ruler to start uniting East Slavic lands into what would become Kievan Rus' was Prince Oleg (879–912). He extended his control from Novgorod south along the Dnieper river valley to protect trade from Khazar incursions from the east, and moved his capital to the more strategic Kiev.
When Modern Russia Come into existence?
Under Peter the Great, Russia was proclaimed an empire in 1721, and became one of the European great powers and following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the newly independent Russian SFSR renamed itself the Russian Federation.
When Ukraine came into existence in History?
After the Partitions of Poland (1772–1795) and the Russian conquest of the Crimean Khanate, the Russian Empire and Habsburg Austria were in control of all the territories that constitute present day Ukraine for a hundred years.
The Ukrainian Bolsheviks, who had defeated the national government in Kyiv, established the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which on 30 December 1922 became one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union and Ukraine became independent again when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991.
What are Historical Issues between Russia and Ukraine?
The Russian considered Ukrainians (and Belarusians) to be ethnically Russian, and referred to them as "Little Russians". Until the end of World War I when this view was opposed by a small group of Ukrainian nationalists and thereafter various set of measures were executed by Russian aimed at the russification of the "Little Russians".
In 1804, the Ukrainian language was banned from schools as a subject and language of instruction.In 1876 Alexander II's secretary Ems Ukaz prohibited the publication and importation of most Ukrainian language books, public performances and lectures in the Ukrainian language, and even the printing of Ukrainian texts accompanying musical scores.Also, Read