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The cradle of the european civilization

Latest research in the field of antropology, archaeology, linguistics etc. have proved that the territory of Ukraine was the cradle of the white man civilization. "The idea that Western civilization emerged in the Middle East is being reassessed as a result of modern archaeological techniques that date materials by heating them and analysing the light emmitted. The newest data sugest that advanced ideas and materials moved from East Europe to the Middle East, not the other way..." (The Sunday Times, June 19, 1988, England)

ll basic civilizational inventions were developed on the territory of Ukraine: the wheel, fire usage, riding, farming (40% of the world black-earth soils are concentrated on the territory of Ukraine). The infuences of the language, called today Ukrainian, have been found in all Indo-European languages, both modern and antique (including Latin, classical Greek and Sanskrit), so a number of linguists belive that the modern Ukrainian is unicly preserved (see Some interesting artifacts Proto-Indo-European tongue (M.Krasuski "The Antiquity Of The Ukrainian Language" Odesa 1880, J.Stojko "Letter To Gods' Eye" Vantage Press N.Y. 1978 and others).

Note on history of the Ukraine-Russia relations

The word UKRAINA (todays name of the country) appeared in 12th century. The meaning of the word is "the- country-within", and has described the inner territories of the Ukrainian empire Kyiv Rus'(8th-13th century) without colonies. One of the colonized territories was Moscovia. Moscow (Moskva) itself was founded in 12th century as one of the outward posts of the empire deep in the forests occupied by native Finno-Ugric tribes, the ancestors of modern Russians (80% of the topographic names in the modern central Russia have the Finno-Ugric roots including the name of the Moskva-river that means "the dirty water"). After separation from Rus' in 13th century the territory of Moscovia became a part of Tatar-Mongol empire - the Golden Horde.
Moscovia and Rus' were never identical (even in the medieval Moscow documents this difference was made) untill Tsar of Moscovia Peter I decided to establish the empire and to redirect Moscovia expantion to the West. He brought European manners to Moscovia by force and started an active Europe-oriented Moscow policy. He tried, as he called it, "to hack out the window to Europe" by conducting the Great Northern War (1700-1721) against Sweden and constructing the new capital-city of the future empire - St.Petersburg (1703). But he realized that the "gate to Europe" for Moscovia is situated in Ukraine that always was in the European political, cultural and economical development context. That is why Tsar Peter has chosen the policy of liquidation of Ukrainian independence. But not only that. He decided to take the history of old Ukrainian empire Kyiv Rus' which was famous in Europe. In 1721 Peter I gave the Moscovite state a new name: Rossiya (Engl. Russia), and proclaimed: "now the Moscovite people will be called the Russian people!" He proclaimed also that Ukraine now is only a province of Moscovia. All the Moscovite rulers that came afterwards have repeated after him including Soviet official history and KGB. They also brought to life an anti-scientific theory that Ukrainian language is nothing more but a "dialect" (!) of Russian, however about 70% of Ukrainian vocabulary and the pronunciation are different from Russian. One with the Russian native tongue can't understand Ukrainian.

Now as a result of Moscow propaganda the most of the Western historians repeat this myth and the World thinks that there is and there was no other peoples and states in Eastern Europe except Russian (Moscovite), however the facts are proving that this concept is totally untrue...
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