09 February 2011

An overview of the Carpatho-Rusyn national debate

A website called Europa312 has posted an article that offers a look at the identity debate among Carpatho-Rusyns in the Carpathian homeland that dates back to the 19th Century.

It doesn't break new ground, but offers a look at the arguments that continue today, noting a parallel between the past and present:

"There is curious parallel between the current Ukrainian attitude towards the Carpatho-Rusyns and that of the Russian Empire towards Ukrainians in nineteenth century. The Russian Empire also denied the existence, or even the possibility of there being a Ukrainian nation, and made legal obstructions to the development of a separate Ukrainian identity."

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I never thought about this parallel, but that is compelling! Thanks for sharing the article!