I have been having discussions in several venues today, who seem convinced - deploying an ironically nationalistic logic - that the russians and the chinese both want trump to win, and want clinton to lose, because trump will weaken the american military and international prestige. Russia goes back to kievan rus, which was a viking colony around the modern day city of kiev in ukraine russia had stayed within the boundaries of europe for several centuries before expanding very very far east and taking the form we see it in today while kievan rus was formed in the ninth century, russia only spread to asia over the ural. Genesis of ukraine and ukrainians ukraina - meaning fringes, border land, land at the edge, and similar, in russian - is the south-‐ western geographical part of russia on which the contemporary state called in english ukraine is situated. The formation of these power blocs in the balkans actually managed to set the stage for the crimean war, with both britain and france siding against russia over not only the crimean peninsula, but also over palestine and romania. Russia received eastern ukraine, or the territories on the left bank including the city kiev poland retained western ukraine in the east, most of the local ukrainian leaders were either jailed or deported to siberia.
Russia ranks as the second-most corrupt country in europe (after ukraine), according to the corruption perceptions index the norwegian-russian chamber of commerce also states that [c]orruption is one of the biggest problems both russian and international companies have to deal with. No, ukraine is not part of russia, and it's not the ukraine anymore during the soviet era, ukraine was one of the republics of the ussr, and was known as the ukraine in the west as it was a regional republic within a larger whole (the ussr. In terms of the scale of the project and the pervasiveness of political control, not to mention the body count, the russian president seems to belong in the milder authoritarian category. The question of whether ukraine is postcolonial may seem an abstruse matter, one best left to scholars yet it raises some fundamental issues about the nature of ukrainian politics.
Personal attacks and abusive language, as well as racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, will not be tolerated do not editorialize unless absolutely necessary for the title to make sense otherwise, titles must be verbatim from link header/title.  here we are again concerned with the ideology of pan-slavism, according to which the bosphorus and the dardanelles must necessarily belong to russia, and constantinople as well as the historical capital of orthodoxy, seeing as christianity came to kievan rus' from byzantium. Was not that sort of trouble between russia and ukraine - partly because at ground level there just is not that sort of animosity (outside the ex-austrian west ukraine) and partly because there was something of an. For this is the conceit of worldly power (rallis-potlis, constitution of the holy and sacred canons, volume 2, p 131) in this spirit, the mother church did not concede its canonical rights over ukraine, but incorporated a special reference in the patriarchal and synodal tome about the granting of the status of autocephaly to the church. The conflict in ukraine and the alleged role of russia in it greatly escalated tensions in the relationship between russia and major western powers, especially relations between russia and the united states of america.
Russia has already shown they are not a trustworthy ally and letting russian as 2nd official language is like shooting yourselves in the feet it makes zero sense to me and it is not a compromise ukraine should make. In 1653-1654 nikon issued a rule about making the sign of the cross with three fingers after the greek practice, not with two fingers, as it was usual in russia moreover, believers were to bow to the waist instead of to the ground. It has no more to do with modern russia than the 6th century kievan russ has to do with modern ukraine modern russia may have expansionist leanings, but if they were as evil as you claim them to be, there would be a russian federation flag waving over kiev and there would not be a damn thing the rest of the planet could do about it. Ukraine rules vs russian language march 22, 2000 kiev, ukraine (ap) - the government should never elevate russian to the status of an official language.
It would be severely undermined by ukrainian [religious independence] as ukraine is the home and center of kievan rus and, therefore, of the russian world, taras kuzio, a kiev-based political scientist, said in an interview. The phanar announced that even if ukraine were to receive autocephaly, the ukrainian parishes in north america would not revert to its mother church in kiev but still belong to constantinople this is a classic example of the what's-yours-is-mine-and-what's-mine-is-mine kind of deal making. In reality, he had turned tomoscow for help against the poles and turks, but did not intend to subject the ukraine to russia in 1954, the ussr celebrated the three hundredth anniversary of the treaty of pereiaslav uniting ukraine with russia. Mariupol, ukraine — in what could represent a decisive turning point in the ukrainian conflict and a setback for russia, thousands of steelworkers fanned out thursday over the city of mariupol, establishing control over the streets and routing the pro-kremlin militants who seized control several weeks ago. The volume under review belongs to the first cataegory, and it is perhaps the most successful of them all in providing a new, authoritative survey of and reference work on the history of early modern russia.
Southwestern russia, or small russia, in the sense of central russia was exposed to the european civilization for much longer than the rest (northern or eastern) russia the part which was exposed to the papacy and feudalism is nowadays identified as the ukraine. Western part of ukraine - especially lwow, belongs to poland, historically, the eastern part is little russia - and belongs to russia lviv was founded kievan prince =daniel of galicia and the little russia i even don`t want to comment this name appeared for many years before the russia appeared. Kievan russia was not a closed society at all and interacted effectively with christian europe, with the hellenic empire of byzantium, and with the islamic civilization of the arabs only later, after the mongols conquered it, did russia become more isolated.
In my opinion, to retain neutrality, it should not be definitively ascribed to either russia, which is taking it over controversially, or ukraine, which is no longer in control to do so would at the present time imply that wp supports a particular outcome to the crisis. Ukraine has a long symbiotic relationship with russia dating back to the kievan rus' as noted earlier, in ad 883, the kievan rus' was the capital of the entire area between the carpathian and ural mts, and included modern belarus, russia, and ukraine.
Trilateral agreement among russia, ukraine, and united states prepares for denuclearizing ukraine's armed forces chernomyrdin states that radical economic reform has come to an end in russia reformers quit posts. Should gazprom not get paid for deliveries to ukraine itself it will stop the flow destined to ukraine ukraine will then, likely, skim off the flow that is destined to other countries this is a european problem.