June 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm #358336
If I would rename Ukraine I would name it "Ruthenia", that would include both Ukrainians and Carpathian Rusyns and it's also the historically correct term for Ukraine.
I also think so, but I read that "Ukraine" can mean "In our land".
Rus' is not unpopular among us since Rus' was the first Ukrainian state to exist, but Muscovites stole the term Rus' from us and use it as excuse for their imperialism by pretending that present-day Russia is the successor of the ancient Rus'. "Russia" has nothing to do with ancient Rus', in fact, Kievan duke Sviatoslav sold the ancestors of nowadays "Russians" as slaves
Watch for Russian reaction here! 😮