|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,
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
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