“Reich of pigs”: Outrage in Russia at the Ukrainian request to change the name of the country
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Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenskiy has commissioned an electronic petition with more than 25,000 supporting signatures to be studied which suggests officially changing the name strong>Change “Russia” to “Muscovy” and replace “Russian” with “Muscovite” and “Russian Federation” with “Moscow Federation”. The author of the petition maintains that “the historical name of Russia is Muscovy”, as reported today by the Unian agency. In Russia, the news has not gone down well.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has reacted this Saturday to the proposal advising to change the name of Ukraine to “Reich of pigs” followers of the Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi collaborationist Stepán Bandera. “The supreme Nazi in Kiev commissioned to study the issue of changing the name of Russia to Muscovy. Well, what can we say… Our answer? Of course not Khojliándia (pejorative name for the Let alone Malorrossiya. Only Schweinisch Bandera-Reich (Reich of Bandera's pigs,” he wrote on Telegram.
About the Ukrainian petition, the author assures that the name was used in European languages and in some Asian ones. “On many historical maps from the 16th to the 19th centuries, which were made in Europe before and after the name change from the Kingdom of Moscow to the All-Russian Empire, also includes the name of the Kingdom of Moscow. This name does not appear,” the request states. The author also points out that “Russia has only existed for301 years, since October 22, 1721, when Tsar Peter I of Moscow declared proclaimed 'Russian Empire' the Muscovite kingdom”.
On the other hand, from the Russian side they remember that Bandera, considered by Kiev a national hero, led during the Second World War a nationalist movement that was behind the murder of some 100,000 non-Ukrainian ethnic civilians in Volhynia andcollaborated He joined the occupying forces of Nazi Germany, for which he is hated in both Poland and Russia.
Zelenski pointed out that it was exhaustive. that “the issue raised in the petition requires comprehensive examination, both in terms of the historical and cultural context and taking into account the possible international legal consequences”. p>
Ukrainian President Added that he has commissioned his prime minister , Denys Shmyhal , to resolve this issue together with the scientific institutions. The idea of changing the name from the Russian Federation to Muscovy is not new in Ukraine.
As early as 2019, Nikita Poturaev, Zelensky's political adviser, made He made a proposal along these lines and later, the journalist Ayder Muzhdabayev affirmed that this was the case. that changing the name of Russia to Muscovy would have historical grounds.