Russia didn’t recognize the thought of renaming it to Muscovy
Russian International Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova made a propaganda assertion concerning the transformation of Ukraine into “anti-Russia.”
“The person within the bunker (that Zakharova calls Zelenskyy – ed.) proves us proper every single day. Right here is extra proof of an try and create an ‘anti-Russia’ Ukraine,” she wrote on Telegram on March 11.
Russia’s Deputy Chairman of the Safety Council, Dmitry Medvedev, reacted to the potential return of the historic title to Russia. He returned to the debunked trope of“Nazism” in Ukraine.
“The Supreme Nazi of Kyiv instructed to work out the difficulty of renaming Russia to Muscovy. Nicely, what can I say… Our reply? No, in fact not Khokhlandia (‘khokhol’ is usually used as an ethnic slur for Ukrainians – ed.). And particularly not Little Russia. Solely Schweinisch Bandera-Reich. Exakt! (German: Swine Bandera Empire. Precisely! – ed.),” Medvedev stated, displaying off his data of “historical past” and German.
Zelenskyy beforehand thought-about a petition proposing to rename Russia as Moskovia, Russian to Moskovian, and the Russian Federation to the Moscow Federation. The favored petition highlighted that “the historic title of Russia is Muscovy.”
In response to the petition, Zelenskyy instructed Shmyhal to comprehensively work out this concern with scientists.
Muscovy, based mostly off of present capital Moscow, is the historic title of Russia and its state entities: the Moscow principality, kingdom, and empire. It was utilized in most European languages and a few Asian languages. It seems on most European maps from the Sixteenth-Nineteenth centuries.
Within the Ukrainian language, the phrases Moskivshchyna and Moskovshchyna have been additionally used.
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