"The Rusyn's history is more beautiful than the Ukrainians'". Using history in the process of legitimization of national Aspiration by Carpatho-Rusyn
"The Rusyn's history is more beautiful than the Ukrainians'". Using history in the process of legitimization of national Aspiration by Carpatho-Rusyn

Author(s): Ewa Michna
Subject(s): History
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: Carpathians; Rusyns; national renaissance; Ukraine

Summary/Abstract: Adducing to the past, ethnic myths, the history and traditions is also a basis of national and ethnic ideologies. The vision of the Carpatho-Rusyn ethnic leaders is based on a fundamental premise that over the course of history, until the year 1945, the Rusyns had nothing in common with the Ukrainians. They have their own specifi c and unique history which decided of their distinctness and which gives them the right to recognize them as a fourth Eastern Slavic nation, separate from the Ukrainians.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-108
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English