According to Alexander Tkachenko, when Peter I renamed Muscovy into Russia, the goal was to take away history from Rus-Ukraine and Kyiv.
Minister of Culture and Information Policy Alexander Tkachenko supported the idea to rename the Russian Federation into “Muscovy”. The official said this on the air of the telethon.
According to the minister, the decision to call the Russian Federation “Muscovy” in official documents has a historical justification, since the name “Russia” appeared during the reign of Peter I. Thus, in Moscow they wanted to take away the history of Rus’-Ukraine, Kyiv and take it away for the whole empire, Tkachenko believes. However, to resolve the issue, consultations with experts are needed.
“We will talk with experts and consider this issue. It is obvious that it has a historical background, because the story with the Muscovy appeared during the time of Peter I, who decided to rewrite, including thanks to some Ukrainian figures, the history of Muscovy, and in fact, then arose the name “Russia,” Tkachenko said.
He also added that he personally said that he liked the initiative, but the last word belongs to the experts.
Recall that on March 11, President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to a petition to rename the Russian Federation into Muscovy. The issue requires careful study, the leader of the country noted.
On the same day, ex-president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev reacted to the initiative. According to him, Ukraine should be renamed “Malorosiya” or “Kh*ohlyandiya”. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the renaming initiative is the creation of anti-Russia in Ukraine. Also, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called President Vladimir Zelensky “bunker”.
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