Ukraine, U.S.: Democratic Congressman on Relations With Russia

Ukrainiana critiques a recent statement by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on relations with Russia.


  • George C. Thomas

    After the end of the Cold War, the US and the West are in search of an enemy to justify NATO and arms buildup. Russia has been designated the enemy in the post Cold War era, a self-fulfilling enemy designation. By isolating Russia and surrounding it with new NATO members, Russia will be driven to a costly arms race negating their rising economic power. Russians and Orthodox Ukrainians have much in common. The origins of the Russian state is in Kiev. NATO should be disbanded and the EU should welcome all European states, Russia west of the Urals included.

  • HistoryCheck

    Kyiv is the bedrock of the Ukrainian state, Moscow is the bedrock of the Russian state.

    Moscow was founded by Yuriy Dologoruki, Prince of Kyiv. It was after more than a century of Tatar rule that Moscow, also known as the Grand Duchy of Moscow, proclaimed itself “Rossiya” in a self-glorification bid. “Rossiya” is the Greek name for Rus.

    We should not confuse Russia with Kyivan Rus, lest we forget the difference between Native American Indians and India.

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