Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    Ukraine minister approves of idea to rename Russia to Muscovy, adds consultations needed


    The issue of the possible official use of the name “Muscovy” instead of “Russian Federation” will be worked out at the government level jointly with experts.

    This was said by the Minister of Culture and Information Policy, Oleksandr Tkachenko, who spoke at the national telethon, Ukrinform reports.

    “We will talk with experts to consider the issue. It is obvious that it has a historical basis, because Muscovy dates back to the time of Peter I, who decided to rewrite, including thanks to some Ukrainian figures, the history of Muscovy, and actually, then the name ‘Russia’ arose. Thus, since those times, they have tried to take the history of Rus-Ukraine and Kyiv and replace it with St. Petersburg, Moscow, the tundra, and all other places,” said Tkachenko.

    He emphasized that consultations with experts are needed in this regard.

    “I like this idea, so to speak, but the experts should have their say,” the minister emphasized.

    A petition to the President proposing that the Russian Federation be referred to as Muscovy has garnered 25,000 signatures.

    Responding to the motion, Volodymyr Zelensky turned to the Prime Minister with a request for a comprehensive study of the issue with the involvement of academia.