The History and Culture of Ukraine from Late Antiquity to Today

Ukraine has been occupied since the Chalcolithic (Copper Age) and the Sredny Stog culture from 4500 BCE. Introduction Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe, formerly a part of the Soviet Union, bordering Russia, Romania and the Black Sea. From at least the ninth century, the territory of present-day Ukraine was a center of medieval[…]

The Pre- and Post-Kievan East Slavs

By 600 CE, the Slavs had split linguistically into southern, western, and eastern branches. Introduction The East Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking the East Slavic languages. Formerly the main population of the loose medieval Kievan Rus federation state[2], by the seventeenth century they evolved into the Belarusian, Russian, Rusyn and Ukrainian[3] people. Sources Researchers know[…]