Ruthenians: a nation on the territory of Ukraine forgotten by historians

World knows the history of Ukraine-Ruthenia, despite all attempts and efforts of Moscow to destroy the true knowledge about Ukraine.

The Muscovy has always been famous for attempt to destroy all mention of Ukraine, its culture, its history at all centuries. It destroyed not only literary monuments of Ukraine, but also books published outside its territory. Books, clearly pointing to fraud committed by Moscow – the country that stole our history.
One of the authors, who revealed the Russian Empire was a Frenchman Casimir Delamarre. Moscow was buying up and destroying his books.
In 1869, Casimir Delamarre wrote: "There is a nation in Europe, forgotten by historians – Ruthenians (le peuple Ruthann). 12.5 millions of whom live under the reign of Russian tsar, and 2.5 millions under the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Number of this people is equal to the people of Spain, three times bigger than the Czechs and equal to the number of all the patrials of the St. Stephen’s crown. This nation exists, it has a history"...
"Citizens of Ukraine have survival in their blood. They have known a lot of trouble, designated for humanity, but managed to survive. The global financial crisis is the proof. The sense of confidence is rooted in the understanding of one simple truth: if suddenly something happens, Ukrainians will take shovels, hoes and rakes to grow potatoes on their lands and live through the hungry winter" wrote Casimir Delamarre in 1869.
Casimir Delamarre (1797-1870) is quite unknown person on our end. Primarily because this French politician, owner of the bank, Senator, editor of influential magazine «La Patrie», and a close friend of French Emperor Napoleon III was famous for having introduced in French Senate a petition concerning the Ukrainian case. It was later published under the title "The forgotten fifteen million European nation". He was the first foreigner, who drew attention to the completely falsified history of the Russian Empire, being studied at schools and lyceums in France.
He argued that "the university community mistakenly confuses two different peoples: Ruthenians and Muscovites in one – Russes (Russians)".
Casimir Delamarre pointed out that "Muscovy" and "Ukraine" are different countries, "do not confuse "Rus" (Rous) with "Russia" (Russie), which was founded much later.
It was he who, specifically, to avoid the confusion (intentionally designed by Muscovites) used the terms "Ruthenia" (Ruthénie) and "Rutensky" (Ruthène) for the name of Ukraine.
He also was first to raise at the state level the issue of protection of the Ukrainian people, who in the last quarter of the XVIII century was under the yoke of the tzar of Moscow, and in the XIX century was almost completely forgotten in Europe.
Delamarre did not hide his anti-Russian views and two of his works prove this fact: "A lot instead of a single and pan slavism destroyed in principle", released in 1868, as well as "What's the Russians? Ethnographic research on Vikesnel’s work", from 1871.
I must say that Delamarre is still not very popular in Ukraine. It was nearly impossible to find his works in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union. His name was suppressed so carefully that you won’t find any information about it in any Russian-Soviet handbook or encyclopedia. His name and his works became popular in Ukraine, only after achieving independence. The first mention of him and his work you can find in the work of Sichinskiy "Foreigners on Ukraine" that was published in 1992 in Kiev.
This work is strongly recommended to read for those, who are interested in the history of Ukraine and study the history on the professional level. Delamarre's work will give you an opportunity to rethink the history of Ukraine in XIX - XX centuries. The citizens of Ukraine will have an opportunity to avoid many mistakes in future by analyzing the mistakes of the past.
"A petition to the Senate of the Empire with a demand to reform the teaching of history"
"Mr. chairman and senators,
There is a huge empire ranging along half Europe and third of Asia. It threatens Austria, Turkey, Persia, India and China. This constantly growing Empire, is the Russian Empire.
Russian Empire consists of a mosaic of peoples, most of whom are suffering from oppression. It was formed by the conquest of all the others by one of the peoples.
Muscovites are conquerors. As for the other people, the list of them would be endless, so we just mention Ruthenians, Lithuanians and Poles.
In France, we are making a serious error, considering that the Russian Empire is a single whole. On the contrary, diversity is its rule. And this diversity can be seen even in the activities of its government.
As Russia enters into a relationship with Europe, it claims that it is Slavic and even European State, and its sovereign titles himself "Emperor of Russia".
When it turns to Asia, it says that Russia is a Turan country, that is the Tartar and Asian, and its autocrat calls himself the "White King".
Where does this hypocrisy come from?
The reason for it is that both Slavic nations from Europe and Turanian peoples from Asia can be found in the Russian Empire. As well as, on both sides of Russia in the opposite directions there are Slavic and Turanian nations which are not conquered by Russia. Russia stretches its hand of friendship in order to wriggle into their favor.
But where does dividing line between these two opposing elementsin passes? The line that separates European civilization from the Asian civilization? On which side of this line are the Muscovites, people who founded the empire and manages it?
So who is the Muscovites – Slavs or Turanians?
Petersburg government is interested in consideration of Muscovites as Slavs. Therefore they started the scientific campaign, using science, which is a powerful political weapon in the hands of the Empire.
That is why European scientists separated: some of them, deceived by a skilled set of historical lies inclined to the idea of ​​Slavism Muscovites, while others, on the contrary, think that Muscovites are Tartarus, both in their origin and in their instincts, though they speak one of the Slavic languages – Russian.
The political implications of this scientific debate are important. If the Muscovites are not Slavs, and if their civilization and habits differ significantly from the customs of the Slavs, whom they conquered, then by law they lose all rights on their possessions, as in this case they become oppressors of the Slavs.
The rate of this discussion, as we see, is massive, so it is understandable why the Russian historical science frantically looking for answers stable for them. But a careful study of the history of the peoples who speak Slavic languages, can give us the right answer, because it will allow to make a clear distinction between them.
However, it has been ten years since the study of the Slavic peoples completely neglected. The studies of brilliant scholars of consideration, who have opened a new horizon in the historical science, are not used for teaching history in public institutions.
Thus, the purpose of my application is to ask the Senate to its high effort to include the history of peoples, who speak Slavic languages, to the official program of teaching history in secondary classical education.
This addition should be of great importance, as it would force universities and high schools to give up on their current Panslavist teaching of history. It is a consequence of artificial associations of many nations that create the Russian Empire, under the generic name of Rus (Russes). Just like Senate recently refused the Pan-Slavic name of the department of Slavic languages ​​and literature at the "College de France", thanks to our initiative.
Yesterday we have acknowledged the number of these people, and it is time to start listing them.
Because unfounded association in the so-called community of many peoples, who speak Slavic languages, right on hand pan-Slavism, which is nothing but artificial union.
All this is happening right in front of our eyes. We see how university education mixes two essentially different people with apparently opposing cultures and historical traditions.
These two nations are Ruthenians and Muscovites, mixed in the general title Russes.
Living between Muscovy and Poland, Ruthenians (Ukrainians), who previously included Russes and Rusyns (Russiens), were enslaved by the Muscovites in the last century. Conquerors distributed name of people they enslaved to itself, above all in order to receive the imaginary ownership of them.
It is necessary to understand that the word Russes and Muscovites, which today seem to us synonymous, are in fact quite different.
This deliberate confusion allowed Muscovites to absorb even the history of the Ruthenians. Like a later political act can influence the history of previous eras."
Casimir Delamarre (1869).
EMPR, Maria Nesheva conributed to this publication
Original article in Russian is available on

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  1. Vlad Pufagtinenko 8 years ago

    Excellent article

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