01 April 2010

"You say Lwów, I say Lviv"

This entertaining piece from the Economist samples of the frequently silly arguments that divide the various peoples of Central and Eastern Europe.

The paragraph focusing on "us":
"Any talk of a Ruthenian nation is ill-informed, stupid, possibly mad and the product of Muscovite attempt to split and destroy Ukraine."

You know how it goes: you say Ruthenian, I say Rusyn (and I'm right).

1 comment:

  1. Talk of a Ruthenian NATION is unrealistic; however, there IS a Ruthenian (or Rusyn, as you wish) ETHNICITY, and you cannot simply wish away the existence of 2 million of us.