A Brief History Of Ukraine (And Why Russia Wants To Control It) 

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A Brief History Of Ukraine (And Why Russia Wants To Control It)
In this animated video, historian Matt Lewis tells the story of Ukraine's turbulent and often surprising history. Beginning over a thousand years ago with the formation of the Kyivan Rus state, Matt tracks the development of Ukraine during the Mongol invasions, its incorporation into the Polish and Lithuanian Commonwealth, and eventually it's allegiance with the tsars of a newly formed Russia.
The ongoing crisis in relations between Russia and Ukraine is threatening to engulf eastern Europe in a war on a scale not seen since 1945. The eyes of the world are focussed on the military activity as politicians scramble to encourage a diplomatic solution that will deescalate the conflict.
Ukraine was known as the breadbasket of Soviet Russia. It remains politically, militarily, and economically important to Russia today. Precisely why there is a dispute over the sovereignty or otherwise of Ukraine is a complex question rooted in the region’s history. It is a story more than a thousand years in the making. For much of this story, Ukraine did not
exist, at least not as an independent, sovereign state, so the name Ukraine will be used to help identify the region around Kyiv that was so central to the story. The Crimea is an important part of the story too and its history forms a part of the history of the relationship between Russia and Ukraine.
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20 Mar 2022




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Leonard 7 aylar önce
I listened to an interview with Kryuschev’s son where he clearly stated that control over crimea was given over to Ukraine because it was one of the most impoverished regions at that time and needed a local government to start managing it.
LCH 7 aylar önce
Crimea was still massively ethnically Russian at the time, they lend their trust to keep their Russians safe, and well to Ukraine, and when the coup happened which put a Pro-Western, anti-Russian president in 2014, they obviously saw a great mistake there, and went to liberate their Russian lands, Donbass regions broke away for the same reason since they were ethnically Russian. The first Ukraine-Russo war was the most reasonable conflict ever in Eastern European history.
Mol'Far Beats
Mol'Far Beats 3 aylar önce
@LCH ha ha bot
Xell Dincht
Xell Dincht 13 gün önce
apparently, Crimea did not have a lot of sweat water and needed this water from the Donbas region that's why it moved from Russian SSR to Ukrainian SSR (among other logistic reasons)
Johann Ravel
Johann Ravel 11 saatler önce
@LCH you right
mike s
mike s 5 aylar önce
I learned just this year that I have Ukrainian in my history and culture. I am 64 years old. my 87 y o dad emailed me a map of farmland showing 1 plat of farm land to have our last name. It had something to do with Czar Katerina offering farmland to German settlers. I was told since my earliest days that I and my 4 siblings were 100% German. Apparently when a folllowing czar kicked them off the land, they came to the United States. My fa, landed in S Dakota. Im trying to learn more about the post- Roman, pre-Christian Germanic/ medieval history of my German culture.
Chaldon 41
Chaldon 41 5 aylar önce
*Empress Catherine the Great (Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg)
Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hill 3 aylar önce
My mom was born on a Sioux Indian reservation in Timberlake S.D. on land the US govt gave to my grandparents who were from Russia, near Odessa. My grandparents left Russia not from pressure from the Russian government but because the lands the Russian govt. (Catherine the Great) gave German immigrants like my grandparents' ancestors had become scarce through consolidation of ownership over the course of a century, so by 1900 there was no place left for my grandparents to settle for themselves. In addition, the Tsar at the time wanted to draft my grandfather and his brothers into the Russian army to fight a war against Japan; another reason to leave. My family originated in Strassburg, Alsace before emigrating to Russia, and they still spoke German at home even with my mother's generation.
chissstardestroyer 7 aylar önce
Ironically, if you want a popular culture analogy for the destruction of Chernobyl and how that destroyed the USSR as a state; forever ending Russian control over Ukraine: look to "Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country"- it is really something of a perfect analogy set in space: Gorbechev is Chancelor Gorkon, Praxis is Chernobyl; it fits to a T; and was filmed at the same time-period as those events, specifically the end of the Cold War in both cases.
이주영 5 aylar önce
Nooooo, not at all! It was not reason
chissstardestroyer 5 aylar önce
@이주영 Actually, it is based *precisely* on those events, regarding the movie.
Bill Bob
Bill Bob 3 aylar önce
@chissstardestroyer 🙄🙄
chissstardestroyer 3 aylar önce
@Bill Bob What do you mean by *that*, pray tell?
Philip Sims
Philip Sims 3 aylar önce
I wish I didn't get this.
56kof 3 aylar önce
Rurik the Swede is probably the reason for the name Rus-Kiyv. Kiyv was an important trade city when Rurik and his two brothers arrived. Kyiv is centuries older than anything "Rus"
Dawid Lijewski
Dawid Lijewski Yıl önce
well, Western Ukraine was annexed into USSR territory during WW2 after Soviet Invasion of Poland. Before that that western area was mainly a part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, so not Russia. That's quite important factor, as this part (around Lviv) is staunchly pro-Western.
Alexander Sharko
Alexander Sharko Yıl önce
@J R Poles did similar things as Stalin on those territories... polonization, destruction of Ukrainian language, heritage, culture, enslavement and denial of basic human rights... wild times
Aidan Flanagan
Aidan Flanagan Yıl önce
Ukraine was invaded by Russia during the Russian revolution almost right after it gained independence
Jeff White
Jeff White Yıl önce
In Habsburg times, Lviv was known by the German name Lemberg.
EMS 76
EMS 76 Yıl önce
Your timeline is off. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was dissolved at the end of the First World War. There's twelve years between that dissolution and the Soviet invasion of Poland which you haven't accounted for.
William Walters
William Walters 8 aylar önce
It is very difficult to summarise a 1,000 plus history in 18 minutes but but overall you touched on many of the main events.
Sandra Leiva
Sandra Leiva 8 aylar önce
It's not difficult at all. Ukraine is Russian and has been for 1000 years. The only anomaly here is the 31 years apart from mother Russia. 1000 vrs 31, yeah we know the answer.
Lori S
Lori S 8 aylar önce
@Sandra Leiva 💯
karpie2 7 aylar önce
No, it is missing important facts and there are some false information's like the whole today Ukraine was incorporated into the USSR since 1917. It was not, the west part was taken by Poland which created Banderities (it was anti-Polish movement and not anti-Russian as there were no Russians there). This and centuries of western Ukraine being not part of Russia led into the big split of West vs East Ukraine. This split was reason for the Donbas & Luhansk rebellion against western Banderities in 2014 because they do not understand why Banderities are so xenophobic to Russians. There is no mention that the Ukraine border after WW1 were different than now - right-wing Ukraine (Banderities) consider Poland and Belarus as illegal occupiers of part of their territory and have territorial claims against them. The Donetsk was not part of the Ukraine in 1918 but incorporated into the Ukrainian SSR by USSR. There is no mention that Crimea was never of Ukraine and wanted to proclaim independence 3 times since fall of USSR - in 1992, 1994 and 2014. However, every time the Ukraine blackmailed them with military pacification so the third time, they were forced to join Russia to avoid bloodbath like in Donbass. TL;DR - Ukraine was like former Yugoslavia, being in fact a joined state of 3 different nations formed by centuries (West Ukraine, Eastern Ukraine, Crimea).
Mackenzie D
Mackenzie D Yıl önce
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana (1863)
JM 7 aylar önce
That's been disproved many, many times
Stronk Serbia
Stronk Serbia 7 aylar önce
those who cannot think of original comments are condemned to put pointless quotes instead
Nancy 7 aylar önce
@Stronk Serbia Better- those who do not LEARN from the past are condemned to repeat it. There's nothing pointless about it- IT IS TRUE.
Stronk Serbia
Stronk Serbia 7 aylar önce
@Nancy I'm sure this is a repeat comment lol
Elena 5 aylar önce
They repeated it only because they remembered exactly how to. How would they invate my country if they didn't know it's possible?
Francis Ray Prado
Francis Ray Prado 7 aylar önce
Can bashers make their own version of Ukraine history please? I’ll be glad to watch your own version.
Константин 7 aylar önce
"Our version" of history, as you define it, is academic and fundamentally different from that offered by the Kyiv manipulators, in that it is based on an evidence base, on historical documents generally recognized by the world community.
Kehena Beach
Kehena Beach 7 aylar önce
I didn’t see anywhere your comments on the CIA and The Ukraine Mess That Nuland Made?!!!
Chingiz Salla
Chingiz Salla 7 aylar önce
@Kehena Beach fool
Kehena Beach
Kehena Beach 7 aylar önce
@Chingiz Salla is someone‘s feelings hurt?
Kostia Marich
Kostia Marich 11 aylar önce
In this video there aren't mentioned such vital points of Ukraine's history as the principality of Halych-Volyn, the emerge of Cossacks and their uprisings (which didn't have joining Russia as their main goal), the Cossack Hetmanate and Zaporozhian Sich. It wouldn't be so difficult to tell about that. However, a part of video is dedicated to the Crimean War, which relates to Russia's history, not that of Ukraine. Ukraine itself didn't fight the Crimean War, the Russian Empire did. I understand this is called 'brief history' but 'brief' doesn't mean 'inaccurate' or 'partial'.
Doktor Koka
Doktor Koka 8 aylar önce
There was no independent Ukraine back then, so how else can you relate. History of Ukraine is history of Russia, even if you don't like it. Even the name comes from the word "outskirts", which implies it was the border region.
Kostia Marich
Kostia Marich 8 aylar önce
@Doktor Koka So, I see you are claiming you can relate more than me? First of all, the history of Ukraine is the history of the free people of Ukraine, it belongs primarily to them. We inhabit this land for centuries, so we own it. Everything that has been done by our ancestors on their (and our) land is our history. It's quite simple. And we know our history. However, we don't arrogate neighboring countries' history. People must know what is theirs and what belongs to others. Ignorance causes historical delusions and wars. Concerning the word 'Ukraine'. The fact that it sounds similar to a Russian word 'outskirts' ('okraina') is not a linguistical or historiografical evidence of its meaning. The language was quite different in times when the word 'Ukraine' emerged. Initially, it was used to describe different lands of Rus bordering with other non-Rus territories. I haven't heard people using the word 'outskirts' to call any land that has an external border but I don't reject the fact that such border territories could have a specific term. Also, the word 'ukraina'/'ukrayna' was frequently synonymous to the word 'land' in different historical documents. In historical letters of the Cossack period, besides the word 'Ukraina' itself, the expression 'Ukraine of Little Rus' ('Ukrayna Malorossiyskaya') is used. Thus, it meant literally 'the land of Little Rus', not 'the outskirts of Little Rus'. The word 'Ukrayna' was used then as a name of the country and had nothing to do with 'outskirts'. If we even try to judge about the word 'Ukraine' through modern languages, I can mention some very similar words from Slavic languages. Here you go: UA: країна - country BY: краіна - country SK: krajina - country CZ: krajina - land PL: kraina - land SI: pokrajina - landscape ... and there is 'окраина', which corresponds to 'outskirts' in Russian. Only in Russian. I think it's clear now.
Doktor Koka
Doktor Koka 8 aylar önce
@Kostia Marich but no one takes your land, the problem is the government, you can still be proud of your history and ancestors even being included in other state. Real Ukraine (I mean historically) and the territories that belong to the state now are totally different territories. It's a complex thing, and the border between two countries shows nothing but the borders. Historically most people living in modern Ukraine are russian people, as were cossacks, I believe they called themselves russian.
Kostia Marich
Kostia Marich 8 aylar önce
@Doktor Koka Firstly. It's not true that no one takes our land. I can't get to many places in Ukraine where I was before because these places are now invaded by Russia. I can't see my acquaintances there due to the same reason. Don't pretend you have no clue what's going on. Russia is the biggest country in the world. So I genuinely cannot understand: why is Russia so obsessed with gaining new territories? Secondly. It is very ignorant to say people in Ukraine are actually Russians. Actually, it offends me but I see you believe in your words sincerely. Ukrainians in the past called themselves with different names, such as 'ukrainskiy narod', 'rus'kiy narod', 'ukrainskie malorossiyane', 'savromaty', 'kozakorussy', 'kozaki', 'rusyny' and many other. The Ukrainians are East Slavs, so they are heritors of Slavic tribes of Southern and Western Rus as well as of nomadic tribes of the steppe (but not so much). We have our own unique gene pool which differs from that of Russia (containing more Finnic and Central Asian elements) and Belarus (sharing more common with Baltic peoples). We have our own language, folklore, political traditions, national heroes and the most important - national self-consciousness that has been existing for centuries. It didn't emerged once independent Ukraine appeared on the map. Ukrainians have always known they are not the same as Russians, even if it's obvious we share some similarities and the common source - Kyivan Rus. You just have to accept that history is moving. We don't want to fight with anybody but we have to because someone always doesn't like our existence as a separate independent nation. But we are so. You don't speak Ukrainian, you don't know Ukrainian folk songs, you haven't read Ukrainian literature, you know not much about Ukrainian mentality, you probably haven't been to Ukraine. But this is ours, and it's not Russian. If we are East Slavs too and our ancestors had a similar ethnonym deriving from the word Rus, it doesn't mean we don't exist but only you do. Just accept that and stop looking for a trick.
Doktor Koka
Doktor Koka 8 aylar önce
@Kostia Marich Why, I accept your existence and respect your independence as a person. It's just that state is not the real face of the nation. Ukraine as a state has little to do with real ukrainian people, same as Russian Federation is not russian people. Politicians always use people. Same as inquisition was not the true face of christianity. Speaking of that you can't visit many regions (and there are much worse problems) - it's fucking sad, man, I feel for you. Still, it's not the territory expansion war, it's a result of an obvious american plot. No western country is saving Ukraine with those weapons and "help", they're choking the country and people in it's blood, feeding the war. RF won't stop even if they drawn own people in blood. I wish the government could just yield and let RF put it's own people in charge, so no blood would be shed, but the situation wouldn't appear in first place (I mean the war) if they were not american puppets already. The war is a desperate move, and it was provoked by the american (and british) deep state, same as other slavic conflicts. As if everyone forgot already. I'm aching for everyone who have to fight though they never wanted violence, regardless of their beliefs or nation and side in the conflict. Both sides are sending people to die for their interests, and the people is the lamb. This is mad.
Moutton Noir
Moutton Noir 4 aylar önce
An excellent documentary that gives a clear understanding of key events in Ukraines history. The people of central Europe have had a raw deal over the past 1000 years when it comes to unrest war, famine and genocide. It is particularly sad that in 2023 we have yet another mad dictator in Europe who is making territorial demands on neighbouring countries. I hope that somehow a resolution can be found in 2023 although I suspect not.
Katalin Robin
Katalin Robin 3 aylar önce
it's a shame you totally ignore the real dictators in this proxi war, namely the American government
Cetus444 2 aylar önce
Are you kidding? Video is full oversimplifications and not free from some inaccuracies.
Степан Чорнобровий
The video missed many important moments from the history of Ukraine. Even within the framework of a short retelling of the history and situation of Ukraine.
Theo Bolt
Theo Bolt 7 aylar önce
Such as? Just name e few. We really want to know.
Terk-131 7 aylar önce
Yes a few important key points are missing
Archimedes 8 aylar önce
As a Canadian the mistake people always make here when they see a bear 🐻, it’s always strikingly beautiful and Friendly looking, compared to when you see a Mountain Lion often they take the initiative and lunge a bear may approach cautiously or none nonchalantly walk away but if you poke it it can kill with a single punch.
Bradley welch
Bradley welch 8 aylar önce
That's what many including Russia itself thought when they tried to take the capital of Ukraine. The failure to overthrow the Ukranian gov't in quick succession has proven the Russian military incompetent of such a feat. It's interesting people scrutinize Ukraine (a sovereign nation with its own free will) for improving relations with NATO when Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea before any of the current events even went down. If Russia can take Crimea under the context that the people there speak Russian, then the U.S might as well hand Texas to Mexico with all the Spanish speakers there. The Ukranian people have their own culture, they are their own people, Russia DOES NOT have the right to claim its land and its identity. There's a reason the Ukranian people overthrew their pro-Russian president at that time with protests and riots! Aside from the political leaders in the pro Russian areas in Ukraine, I would not look pass the idea that the regular people there could've cared less about calling themselves a part of Russia instead of Ukraine too. What precedent does it set when a larger country can just start taking land from a smaller? You don't consider invading another country and taking their land as poking? Ukraine was willing to negotiate and dissolve entertaining NATO but guess what Putin chose to do? Invade the entire country under false nonfactual basis of "De-nazifying"" the country with ZERO concrete evidence to back up that claim. Innocent people dead from both sides, women and children raped and murdered. It's honestly sad what the state of the world is in. Russia did have a choice, look at the Cuban missile crises. Cuba had Russian military bases on it for years after that incident...did the U.S invade it? no, and things have been working out well for both countries peace wise with Cuba's sovereignty being respected. Are you saying the U.S would've been justified to invade Cuba and call it a U.S state when Russia first had placed a military base there? I doubt you would be saying that.
Константин 8 aylar önce
@Bradley welch Everything you write would look like the truth if Ukraine were a mono-ethnic state and the entire territory would be inhabited by one people - Ukrainians, but the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine are historically and ethnically Russian territories, which, after the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik leader Lenin irresponsibly included in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic with a simple stroke of the pen. Naturally, nobody asked the peoples' consent to this and no referendums were held. All subsequent referendums on the preservation of the USSR (citizens overwhelmingly approved the preservation of the country), followed 2 years later by a referendum on the independence of individual republics, did not give the people an understanding of the prospects for economic and political separation, which was manipulatively lobbied by the national elites of the republics. All peoples in the USSR lived in friendship and a false sense of its inviolability in the future, and therefore did not attach much importance to such political acts. This is how modern Ukraine was hastily tailored. The corrupt political elite, in fact the bandits and feudal lords of Ukraine, have brought the country with their venality to the point that it has become a tasty morsel for international political, financial and economic intriguers. We are now reaping the fruits of this betrayal.
Bradley welch
Bradley welch 8 aylar önce
@Константин That's interesting to know. My take on this however, is that he people today are understanding of the prospects for economic and political separation now. That's the main point. They the people have claimed their culture and identity and all modern nations have acknowledged such, including Russia prior to the invasion of Crimea several years ago. Even before the war started in the Donbass many years ago, Russia wasn't claiming those areas to be part of Russia or their own autonomous regions at all. They recognized all those lands as Ukrainian territory as a whole.
Василиса Воронова
@Bradley welch "Even before the war in the Donbass began many years ago, Russia did not at all claim that these territories were part of Russia" You answered yourself that "why did Russia come to Ukraine and put everything in order." The reason is that the western part of Ukraine excluded the connection of the eastern side. And they decided to build such regions as Donbas and Crimea. Crimea did not work out because the Russian fleet was there. But the Donbass began to destroy and, unlike Serbian Kosovo, neither the Western "enlightened" countries, nor NATO considered that this was a war crime. And silently (probably rejoicing at this) they watched what Russia would do? They laughed at the negotiation process, began to wind up sanctions. Perhaps it was already then a plan to start a world third in order to destroy Russia?
Clare D
Clare D Yıl önce
A sentence explaining the deportation of the Tartars of Crimea in WW2 & the date descendants were allowed to return from exile (1990's) was the omission i noticed (English). Of course a population whose parents & gparents came since ww2 are going to tend to sympathise with Russia but the Crimean Tartars genocided by Stalin can't vote.
Николай Южаков
Сталин спас крымских татар депортировав их. Не исключено ,что все они были бы убиты разъяренным населением после освобождения Крыма. Особенно вернувшийся с войны мужчинами. 99% мужчин крымских татар работали на нацистов. В том числе помогали и самостоятельно организовывали геноцид народов, проживающих в Крыму.
Miroslav Dusin
Miroslav Dusin 7 aylar önce
@Николай Южаков Do you know that USSR was the first who wanted to cooperate (and cooperated) with Germany and even started WW2 together. So do not be a hypocrite.
Misha Knopkin
Misha Knopkin 4 aylar önce
Crimean Tatars voted on 2014 Referendum mostly for return to Russia. Hi from USA.
Marco Andrés Villavicencio
many historical things are left out in the video, the Varangian Rus settled in Veliky Novgorod in 862 under the leadership of Rurik, the expansion of the Russian Empire, and on and on...
Phil O'Donoghue
Phil O'Donoghue Yıl önce
That would take hours long videos
Marco Andrés Villavicencio
@Phil O'Donoghue Agree, but you can't skip the beginning of the story.
Phil O'Donoghue
Phil O'Donoghue Yıl önce
@Marco Andrés Villavicencio Good point. Just because like you, I was already aware of the Varangian/Viking penetration down the major rivers, and expansion beyond Muscovy etc, the introduction could have usefully summarised those foundational historical facts. Personally I try to follow Occam’s Razor, when teaching.
M. B.
M. B. 7 aylar önce
Veliky Novgorod in 859; Kyiv in 482 year were founded. More listen russian propaganda 🤡
kalso baki
kalso baki Yıl önce
Much is not said, some things are mixed up and changed. It seems that the author read a couple of short articles about different aspects of the Ukrainian history, then tried to combine them without delving into the topic and important details
Śonah Yıl önce
Agreed - gotta love it when idiots merely google search a topic whilst throwing in stock footage, claiming they're subject matter experts. Disgusting.
M!N!'S H!M4L4Y4S
M!N!'S H!M4L4Y4S 11 aylar önce
Lol this is true for most TRvidrs that talk about Muslim history!
Derek Williams
Derek Williams 10 aylar önce
Can you please be specific?
Susanna Marker
Susanna Marker 10 aylar önce
Well said. Lazy.
Susanna Marker
Susanna Marker 10 aylar önce
@Śonah He is too young to be an expert. Listen to his voice.
romansUK 5 aylar önce
There are gas reserves in the grounds of east and north-east Ukraine. Traces have also been found in the Black Sea.
Mol'Far Beats
Mol'Far Beats 3 aylar önce
West ukraine was also the first and the biggest suplier of gas in ussr
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess Yıl önce
I would love, for an average Russian, to actually talk to me, civilly, and explain the perceived threat that nato and the west poses to them. As I, as an average “westerner” want nothing more than to exist in peace with all! PS this is actually an open request for dialogue if such a Russian sees this message!
Sergii Kuzmenko
Sergii Kuzmenko Yıl önce
@Ghost Fish it is not anti-russian alliance
Cryptonian Yıl önce
You mean the supposed defensive alliance that bombed Serbia for 2 straight months in 99, officially involved in invasions in 7 other wars and was unofficially part of countless others since 1949. Are you talking about that Nato? Don't be naive man, Nato's explicit reason for existing was to fight the Soviet Union and since the dissolution has shifted it's focus elsewhere until it recently refocused it's efforts to fight and dismantle Russia. Also, just for arguments sake, lets assume Nato are the good guys and all they are interested in is security and stability and have no ill intent towards Russia. What makes you think that this will always be the case man, what makes you think that in 20, 30, 40, years a US dictator won't come into power or world circumstances create a situation where Nato considers it an imperative to attack and weaken Russia? What happens then, what do the Russians do then, use the rewind machine to go back to a time when Ukraine was not a member of Nato and did not have a formidable Nato force at it's border(likely nuclear weapons too) within a devastating striking distance of 75% of it's population? Get real man and stop applying double standards, the US threw a fit in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis yet now we're all about an open door policy and a nation's right to gain nuclear weapons and join Nato. PS: I'm not Russian, just a westerner that absolutely detests lies and is allergic to propaganda.
Fam Vampter
Fam Vampter 8 aylar önce
I was under the impression that some western parts of modern Ukraine were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WW1. They then became part of the re-established nation of Poland, and didn't become part of the USSR until WW2, which likely made integration into a Russian - ruled Soviet Union even more difficult for the Ukrainian people in that part of the country. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.
Sophie Scholl
Sophie Scholl 7 aylar önce
You are right Lviv = Lemberg. Lots of people from austria-hungary moved there due to cheap land, and vision of new start. Something like journey to amerika, but eastwards. Poles, czechs, slovakians most of them killed by banderistas in ww2
eestichuck 7 aylar önce
My grandparents are all from western Ukraine in what was as the time Austria-Hungary. At the end of WWI the Ukrainian part became the West Ukrainian People's Republic for less than a year before losing to Poland. Western Ukraine and southern Poland are part of an area once known as Halychyna (Galicia). Poles and Ukrainians have had some bad history between them (like many neighboring peoples) but the common, centuries' old enemy of Muscovy/Russia unites them.
Anna Vorobiev
Anna Vorobiev 7 aylar önce
No you're not mistaken. The USSR was created by forcefully annexing all those Western territories, including 3 independent Baltic states. Only Finland resisted and managed to remain independent although at a very high price. Russia during it's entire history was conducting aggressive wars instead of developing it's own resources and building prosperity for itself. The main premise for Russian empire and the USSR were based
Sophie Scholl
Sophie Scholl 7 aylar önce
@Anna Vorobiev that was not the question anna, no reason to mixed in your xenophobia hatred here. And those aggressive wars are compare to of those of colonial britain, spain, regime changes of usa, or what we talking about here?
Benjamin Lewis
Benjamin Lewis 8 aylar önce
Ok slow down, wait a second...so Vikings sailed from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea? I want to see a whole video on how that works!
The Rogue Empire
The Rogue Empire 8 aylar önce
there are a lot of rivers in the area, and a lot of the boats could be taken up and walked short distances to other parts of rivers.
HowardRoark5150 7 aylar önce
The Vikings went all over the place in Europe. I thought they had only wreaked havoc in the Baltic and North seas and the English Channel areas but found out later that I was WAY off.
Terk-131 7 aylar önce
@HowardRoark5150 They we’re in the US way before Columbus
Fernandough 7 aylar önce
@Terk-131 Some say Columbus never even made it to the United States😂
Elizabeth Weatherford
Elizabeth Weatherford 7 aylar önce
They made it to Paris
Julie Smereka
Julie Smereka Yıl önce
My dad‘s family is Ukrainian; I’ve been able to trace our lineage back to the late 1700s. In 1926, my great-grandparents immigrated to Canada ahead of the Holodomor, but lost many family members in the intentional starvation of over 10 million people. Dido (my great-grandfather) lived to be 103, and so I grew up listening to his stories of his life in Ukraine. This video taught me even more than what I’ve read on my own about the history of Ukraine. Thanks for posting this! ❤️🇺🇦
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony Yıl önce
It wasn't an intentional starvation, the exact same famine occurred in all of the central agricultural regions of the Soviet Union, at that time. It came as the cumulative result of years of civil war and political infighting, economic turmoil (widespread across all of Europe at the time as well) and enforced collectivisation of grain by the Soviet authorities, in order to help maximise exports and get the money needed to build Soviet industry, according to the Five Year Plan. Perhaps you're not aware of this fact, and it is actually one of the biggest errors and misconceptions of the public in general, who assume a famine only existed in present day Ukraine.
Wade French
Wade French 8 aylar önce
@Mark Anthony Cool idea, but it is highly debated. Many believe that Stalin directed it at the Ukranian people and many countries view this to be the truth. The Ukranian people view it as a genocide. So be careful saying that it wasn't directly aimed at the Ukranian people because that is not know. What is known is that the Ukraine born the brunt of it and by far the most people died there.
Wade French
Wade French 8 aylar önce
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony 8 aylar önce
@Wade French why ought I to believe it was aimed at any one group inside the SU, more than all of the others? Collectivisation of agricultural produce was universal, it was policy everywhere inside the SU.
Berechi Anyanwu
Berechi Anyanwu 8 aylar önce
Even brothers separate to form their own families. It should not be annoying to see regions separating and forming their own countries. Circumstances and occasions occur to warrant these separations.
Rodo Espinosa
Rodo Espinosa 8 aylar önce
The problem is that this division is useful and invented by Anglos. And Look at Anglos: they never divided them selves. Even India still has a formal alliance with UK. Even US is working hand to hand with Britain. That’s why they are so powerful. UNION. That’s why China is so powerful. UNION. That’s why Russia WAS so powerful before Anglos put his shit. And that’s why they push division (search the Independence “heroes” en Latin America against Spanish Empire and search who support the black legend in America against Spain. Spoiler: Anglos). Slavic people has to do the same as panarabs: UNION. PanSlavism is what Russia government seek and that looks a good idea if you don’t want to be divided and be de dog of Anglos. If not, Russia soon will be divided and dominated by Anglos like is Latinamerica right now.
Cheapphilosophysale 8 aylar önce
@Rodo Espinosa this is not true. A sense of Ukrainian and Ruthenian identity separate to Russians and Poles has existed for centuries. There have been several attempts at an independent state of Ukraine that were crushed by either Poland or Russia over the years before we achieved independence through a referendum (in which all oblasts voted for independence). Pan-slavism is just imperialism under another name.
Sandra Leiva
Sandra Leiva 8 aylar önce
Not when you lost over 50 million people in WW2 and have been invaded countless times by the West. Being that Ukraine is flat and easy to invaded and reach the Russian core.
Mackenzie Dog
Mackenzie Dog 7 aylar önce
@Sandra Leiva Sandra) thanks for adding. What inspires you?
Nicole Marsh
Nicole Marsh 7 aylar önce
@Rodo Espinosa Anglos never divided themselves? Are you kidding? Did we just imagine the War of Independence? The fact that we still cooperate does not make us a single nation. The Anglos are Germanic (in case you didn't know). We still cooperate with Germany and France much of the time but the Germanic tribes that founded these SEPARATE nations went their SEPARATE ways a long time ago (following the decline of Rome). I imagine a lot of Ukrainians are more than willing to cooperate with their Russian cousins. They just don't want to be their pets. They don't want to be Russian. Just like Americans don't want to be Brits. They want to do things a bit differently. And good for them. Oh, and as far as we know, the Anglos (as you call us) were actually mostly Saxons (a closely related but SEPARATE Germanic tribe that had DIVIDED even further back in time). But that's an even longer story of separate nation building.
April Klimley
April Klimley Yıl önce
It is a complicated history. But the bottom line seems to be the emergence of a unified new country with historical ties to Russia that seeks to retain both its independence and ties with the West. Many people in the US do not understand the richness of its agricultural resources and certain areas of manufacturing that have entwined it in the global economy. We are feeling the effects of that even in our own prices in the US as the economy of Ukraine is TEMPORARILY shut down.
Bo Ek
Bo Ek 8 aylar önce
I agree whole hearted. I have to admit that i strayed from the topic in a impressive way 😇 The only place in the world that have better soil than Ucraine is the furthermost part of Sweden (here). The Swedish 10+ lands is however tiny compared to the Ucrainian lands. In the 19'th century, Sweden built railway tracks and stations allover this land and nowadays (i was against it 😇) we build windmills on everything that doesn't have outdated railway tracks. This fact might be outdated but (last i heard, about a year ago) Sweden had 4850 active windmills. We have loads of hydro from northern Sweden, nuclear from the middle of Sweden and wind/sun from everywhere. I have a "environmentally friendly" energy subscription (not what i hoped for but we all know how voting function in a household). Looking at my energy bills i (shockingly 🤡) learn that i had 0,0% of my energy usage from sunpower and between 0,8 and 2,0% from wind. This is obviously simplified numbers but the 98-99% of my needs is actually satisfied by hydro from the far north of Sweden. To transport energy cost energy (that's how a radiator functions). Somewhat overkill statistics but an undisputable fact--> during WWII, Germany used four times as mush fuel to transport fuel, as they used to wage war (that Germany used coal to create the power needed to make gasoline from coal isn't something that the Greens mention every day 😨) Spend 4 $, €, ¥, dog turds, something to get 1 in return. Vote Green.
John Swift
John Swift 7 aylar önce
Ukraine merged after WW2 with Russian influence. It was like the uk to Ireland and Scotland. If you had given the east a vote during the last 8 years. They would have left West Ukraine. West Ukraine wouldn't let them leave as the East Ukriane is rich of resources including wheat and gas. Also industry. The EU is trying to grab it.
Stephanie Romayne Hebert
Their interest in Ukraine was not complex nor historical. Their interest in Ukraine was for one simple reason: energy. It’s why they made an immediate B line for all three major energy production facilities in Europe.
viktoriya Obi
viktoriya Obi 5 aylar önce
very naive and surface level view point
Stephanie Romayne Hebert
@viktoriya Obi ok, so you believe that the largest country in the World are fighting for more land mass with a virtually non existent GDP and an economy that barely meets the definition of “emerging?”
mama mia
mama mia 3 aylar önce
not far from the truth honestly
Stephanie Romayne Hebert
I wonder who hid their reply…
Spacenerd 11 aylar önce
Totally miss the story about the energy resources in East and south Ukraine..
Халва Yıl önce
Cossacks were fighting against moskovits together with lithuanians and treaty in 1654 was signed only because hetman had no choice he needed assistance in the war against poles and this decision was quite unpopular among elites. Cossacks were never favouring moscow. This page is so important in ukrainian history and this video says almost nothing about hetmanat, viisko zaporizske and cossacks.
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Liliana Was
Liliana Was Yıl önce
I think you men Zaporozhian Cossacks? There were multiple formations of Cossacks. Some Cossacks were later conquering Siberia for Russian Empire (although most of those territories were - and are to this day- uninhabited and some tribes agreed to join Russian Empire for protection).
Magpie Girl
Magpie Girl Yıl önce
Because it's a BRIEF history of Ukraine - can't go into every aspect of its history.
Халва Yıl önce
@Magpie Girl as I said these points are quite important for understanding Ukraine's history
robohogg Yıl önce
Thank you for your comment. It lead me to do some more reading on the situation, and has added to my awareness of more of the history of this part of the world.
Devious Spirit
Devious Spirit Yıl önce
In 1922, South Bessarabia was part of Romania (7:42) Ukraine was the most privileged republic compared to other republics of the former Soviet Union and was enlarged to the west with the help of the Russians on the lands of other peoples (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania). Learn history well.
Ja mes Appling
Ja mes Appling 7 aylar önce
History is always written in the Blood of the Innocent. This current battle is just beginning 😔
Ja mes Appling
Ja mes Appling 4 aylar önce
@rhino_force Sorry Rhino. A lot of history has been written in blood. A common theme around the World.😔
Claude Rosier
Claude Rosier Yıl önce
the map of ukraine from 1922 is not accurate, the territory was much smaller until 1945.
calicocat 8 aylar önce
Until Stalin in 1945 and Nikita Khrushchev in 1954. Prior to that, Lenin, who allotted huge swaths of historically Russian territories to the Ukrainains.
Praise the Sun
Praise the Sun 8 aylar önce
@calicocat also hungarian, polish, romanian
calicocat 8 aylar önce
@Praise the Sun That, I think, was Stalin after 1945 (Yalta Conference). The fact is, the Ukrainians have never been known as kind or at least tolerant to minorities and/or cohabitants of any terrain. Any experiences or recollections, family history?
Praise the Sun
Praise the Sun 8 aylar önce
@calicocat Parts of Basarabia were attributed to USSR in 1940, when it was ocupied briefly by soviets. In fact, in the early soviet days the Party's leaders were ukraineans, theese 2 facts combined could allow to believe that the plan to divide romanian lands were at least made in the 30's. I can say only that in the attempt to destroy romanian population, my family name was ukrainized as an attempt to lower romanian the population number. Also I know that ukraineans have very cheauvenistic jokes about us, unbased. They didn't integrate well into society. In ukrainean history, they clame that they have been living here for hundres of years, yet the census of prior to russian ocupation shows that the percentage of foreign ethnicities was 11%, which became majority by 1918. It evolved into conflict with ukraineans who came on our lands as colonizers, they wanted to rip parts of our country and integrate into ukrainean state. Understandable sentiment, but don't tear pieces of other people's houses. Also search "ukrainean territorial demands at Paris peace conference 1919".
calicocat 8 aylar önce
@Praise the Sun Thanks, I'll make sure to look it up.
hhhgfffh ff
hhhgfffh ff 8 aylar önce
This guy makes great video!! Kudos. Dialogue so succinct and pertinent and narrates the video perfectly.
Andriy Lyashchenko
Andriy Lyashchenko 6 aylar önce
The guy made totally wrong video with huge number of omitted facts, inconvenient for kremlin. Read comments from educated people. below the video.
Lewis Fadipe
Lewis Fadipe Yıl önce
Ukraine has been through a whole lot. damn
Peter Jowyk
Peter Jowyk 8 aylar önce
I agree with Lewis Fadipe 100 %. This fight has been going on for over 1000 years!!!
Blue Moon
Blue Moon 7 aylar önce
Ukraine has been a free nation for 30 years and has every right to remain free. Peace for Ukraine.
Ken Zaske
Ken Zaske Yıl önce
You missed or should I say under-stressed several events of the last forty years. Like the Russian navel bases in Crimea and the water supply issues that occured when Ukraine turned off the fresh water supply to them after Russia violated the treaty they signed a few years earlier.
Misha Knopkin
Misha Knopkin 7 aylar önce
Who cares? Crimea is Russia since 1783. Hi from USA
viktoriya Obi
viktoriya Obi 5 aylar önce
@Misha Knopkin Who cares? so why aren't you eager to return Alaska to Russia then?
Wang Ai Hua
Wang Ai Hua 5 aylar önce
@Misha Knopkin And before that? and after 1954?
Randy Jansen
Randy Jansen 4 aylar önce
@Misha Knopkin And, Kalingrad was German for centuries. Stop trying to defend Russian barbaric invaders. Hi from the USA.
Seri Cono
Seri Cono 7 aylar önce
This is a good compilation of most historical facts about Ukraine, however seems to miss some important facts. The choice of colors in the maps is unfortunate since land looks like ocean and vice versa for people unfamiliar with the region
Martin Lopez
Martin Lopez 6 aylar önce
This of course is a Tribal member's interpretation of history, which means they have an agenda of their own.
Rafael Oda
Rafael Oda Yıl önce
I like how you casually ignore how Ukraine wasn't so keen on being Soviet. There was an internal struggle. So it makes no impact that Ukraine was a founding state of the USSR as they were puppets of Russia.
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony Yıl önce
I love how you casually ignore Russians themselves fought a huge civil war after WWI, which was borne precisely out of a nationwide anti-communist rebellion. So "Ukrainians" were not the only ones who hated the Soviet government, ya know?
Rafael Oda
Rafael Oda Yıl önce
@Mark Anthony oh yes, my bad. It's unfortunate that those were denazified in Siberia.
EMS 76
EMS 76 Yıl önce
You offer a useful and important correction - that there was an internal struggle in Ukraine about whether or not to join the USSR - then undermine yourself by saying something that is a historical distortion - that they were "puppets of Russia." Once Ukraine joined the USSR, it was by no means a "puppet", it was quite a formidable and integral part of the USSR. Yes, autocratic rule from Moscow undermined the agency of soviet republics, particularly under Stalin. However, people easily forget that there were powerful bureocratic and governmental institutions in place within the USSR through which could be used to assert pressure on Moscow - not democratic pressure, but pressure nonetheless. In that sense, the Soviet Republic of Ukraine was a force to be reckoned with in Moscow. I recommend that you separate your political views from your grasp of history. Ideology tends to just distort history and keep you from really seeing things clearly. (Just a tip from a friendly historian.) Ukraine's relationship with Russia is extremely complex. It is a messy history, at the very least. But even if Ukrainians were wholly "Russian" (as Putin claims, citing the fascist philosopher Ilyin and others), it would not justify his recent attempt to invade and overthrow the democratically-elected Kiev government.
EMS 76
EMS 76 Yıl önce
@Mark Anthony "Anti-communist" is a loaded and imprecise word for the contingency you are referring to in the civil war that came after the Russian Revolution. The term "anti-communist" is from the Cold War and implies opposition to nation states run by totalitarian communist regimes like Maoist China or the USSR. For the Russian civil war, it is more accurate to use their own terms. "The Whites" opposed "the Reds." Or, "Anti-Bolshevik." Ideologically, the Whites were actually a loosely banded together group of Russians from all varieties of political orientations - monachists, republicans, conservatives, classic liberals, and even former Menshavik social democrats. (The Menshaviks were social democrats, a variety of socialism, who split into two camps at the start of the civil war.)
TheKeyPez 3 aylar önce
Wasn't there 2 main rivals in the modern Ukrainian/Belarusian/Russian territories during the Viking age period? The Duchy/kingdom of Novgorod (Modern St. Petersburg) and the Duchy/Kingdom of Kiev? Both were founded by Swedish vikings when some decided to settle in these Slavic lands. You had ofcourse other smaller duchies/kingdoms like Moscow and others, but they were insignificant compared to these other 2 duchies/kingdoms at that time? Why wasn't that mentioned in this video and covered? From what I learn and understood, the novgorod/kiev rivalty conflict could be compared with the northern Egyptian kingdom vs the southern Egyptian kingdom in ancient times. Sometimes the other were more powerful than the other, sometimes they were separated as 2 individual entities and sometimes unified as one grand duchy/kingdom. I might be wrong about this, if anybody has more deeper knowledge about this, then let me know!
imyarek 3 aylar önce
Basically, no. The rivalry was there but it was rather soft. Novgorod was the first capital until Rurik (the first ruler of Rus) died, then the capital was moved to Kiev and that was it. After the fracturing of Rus into several duchies (100 years before the Mongol invasion) there of course was rivalry between all of them, including Kiev and Novgorod.
Mitqo 11 aylar önce
Completely disagree with the analogy that Ukraine to Russia is Cuba to the US. Russia always had the west at its doorstep. The US did not have the east at its - until Cuba received missiles.
ISeeEverythingTwice! 8 aylar önce
Agreed- the US did not attempt to put nuclear weapons in Ukraine. This was about the basic right to self determination
ISeeEverythingTwice! 8 aylar önce
Agreed- the US did not attempt to put nuclear weapons in Ukraine. This was about the basic right to self determination
Rahul Modi
Rahul Modi 8 aylar önce
Ukraine is Texas. If the US broke up and lost it.
Lareese Blaque
Lareese Blaque 8 aylar önce
Absolutely right ✅️
Attila 8 aylar önce
completely disagree with your analogy too: Poland, Ukraine, Baltic countries, Finland, Romania (Moldova) have nobody on their sides against Moscow expansionism. Has been that way even before US become superpower in 1945 or NATO was founded in 1949. Poland was even nearly incorporated into a Soviet state during Lenin's 1917-1920 war.
Alex Rios
Alex Rios 6 aylar önce
Congratulations 👏 you are a Text book 📖 superb narrative, concise, and clear . I lived in London, some of my friends are a bit allergic to European English.
Neil Baldwin
Neil Baldwin 3 aylar önce
If the European countries don’t get their fingers out and send some real meaningful help to the brave Ukrainian people it’s going to be a very brief history indeed.
rene sagahon
rene sagahon 4 aylar önce
Very informative, liked this
Jay Ro
Jay Ro 11 aylar önce
I could have missed it… but where is the root of the prominence of the Ukraine?? You just briefly mention the Cossacks and then from no where say the Ukrainian language was banned… but don’t shed any light on how Ukraine and its language came to be proliferated?? Feels like an important aspect of this history is missing.
S-jr Grаviтоshка
S-jr Grаviтоshка 7 aylar önce
About Ukraine: nation created in Lenin's time (not to be confused with the history of the city of Kiev and/or with Kievan Rus & its Rurik dynasty started by Prince Rurik of Novgorod; Novgorod is an ancient Russian city), but only theoretical/administrative terms, since it remained under Russian control in the Soviet era, the conformation of its territory today consists mainly of territories that have historically belonged to the Russians (from the center to the eastern and southern side) and the western side has historically belonged to Poland. Important issue about Poland: the h4tred of the Poles towards the Russians is immense and it is they who have partly influenced the western part of Ukraine, this h4tred is historical, since Poland and Russia have had multiple w4rs for several centuries, even the Poles invaded Moscow at some point and were driven out by the Russians (look for the monument to Minin and Pozharsky in Moscow's Red Square). Now if you add this historical h4tred towards Russia with Neo-Naz1 elements (in western Ukraine) that by default relate Russia to the greatest enemy of the Naz1s, that is, the Soviets, who ended up destroying their beloved H1tler, you will have a gigantic anti-Russian national1sm, which the United States has been able to use as a geopolit1cal tool against the Russ1ans. On the current crisis: The people of Donbass are ethnic Russians and they did not support the 2014 coup, as those who took control of Kiev (with US backing) are openly xenophob1c against the Russians, they even banned the Russian language in Ukraine, which is the native language of the people living in Donbass. Ethnic Russians have lived in Donbass for several centuries, so at the moment they are defending their families and the lands where they have lived for many generations. People living in Donbass voted in a referendum to gain more autonomy and stay inside Ukraine, the latter being important as it shows that the Western narrative that the Donbass conflict was started by "pro-Russian separat1sts" is not is so true and this was part of the typical western pr0paganda to confuse the world about reality and adapt everything to the western narrative of "it's Russia's fault", I repeat "the people of Donbass did not vote for independence from Ukraine and/or to join Russia, they voted to have more autonomy within Ukraine", in fact this is the basis of the famous Minsk agreements that Kiev and the West refuse to implement (accusing Russia of not complying with them, when Russia does not has obligations in the agreement), and it has to be repeated that the people of Donbass wanted this because they simply never accepted the 2014 coup, which brought to power people who h4te ethnic Russians. The Ukrainian army launched an 4ttack on these regions in 2014, moving its entire 4rsenal against the civilians of Donbass, this topic is important since the w4r takes place in the lands of Donbass, therefore civilian v1ctims are always the civilians who live in the Donbass (usually the Western media always interviews Ukrainian civilians living in regions that do not suff3r the real consequences of these w4rs), the people of Donbass won practically all the b4ttles, there were a lot of material on youtube about these b4ttles, where they showed civilians f1ghting aga1nst the Ukrainian army, but youtube has cens0red almost everything. These victories should not really surprise us too much, since the people of Donbass were defend1ng their homes against people who h4te Russians (their ethn1city), any of us would fight with full force if you see that your family is thre4tened by crazy rac1sts that h4te your friends and family, today after all the 4ttacks they have received by Kiev, if they hold a new referendum it is very sure that they will vote to join Russia, they have already seen the true face of the Westerners and of those they control Kiev today. It is true that Russ1a supports those Russ1ans who live in Donbass, in fact it has more right to do so than the illegal military presence of the Y4nkees in northern Syr1a ("support1ng" the K*rds and steal1ng Syrian oil along the way), the inhabitants from Donbass are ethn1c Russ1ans, they are in lands close to the Russ1an border (secur1ty issue), they have an obvious connection with Russ1an culture and above all they share many family members with Russ1ans, for this reason after 2014 many residents of Donbass have obtained a Russian p4ssport (Russian citizensh1p).
Theo Bolt
Theo Bolt 7 aylar önce
Everything that is said here cannot be denied (at least for a part or bigger part). But the Ukranian language is just the oldest form of Russian. Just as Belorus has also it's own variation thereof. The factors that do differentiate it from "regular" Russian are geographical, ethnical and maybe to some extend religious/political. Such a proces of differentiation is seen everywhere in the world. So, don't forget, Ukranian is OLDER than Russian!
Theo Bolt
Theo Bolt 7 aylar önce
And yes, you missed it! Like this video said it STARTED with the Duchy of Kyiv! They were dominant from the 10th up to the 13th century. In the beginning of the video. Can't miss it actually.
Addam Riley
Addam Riley 7 aylar önce
@S-jr Grаviтоshка 2014 wasn’t a coup bro… it wasn’t an organisation it was the people themselves… in dictionary terminology that’s known as a revolution, but please do go on about how Russia is the second country in history after nazi germany to invade a country based on existential threat horseshit. They’re not xenophobic either… you just keep threatening them to the point where they can’t stand you (can’t blame them)… and the US only backed them through infrastructure, nothing wrong with that… moral of the story if Russia wanted to avoid this… don’t threaten people, don’t starve people to death and don’t invade under horseshit accusations.
🌬Honeybunch💨 8 aylar önce
Seems like it has always been a battlefield.
Miroslav Dusin
Miroslav Dusin 7 aylar önce
Living next to Russia does not provide any other option.
Elena 5 aylar önce
Ukraine is located in the middle of everything. Of course our territories must be hell with all the wars we have in the world. Like, did we have a choice during WW2? They just needed to use our roads to get to their end point. That's if we talk in general about Ukraine in the world.
Cheryl Semrau
Cheryl Semrau 4 aylar önce
Thank you. I have learned a lot. I like learning about history. Greetings from Canada.
Anna 3 aylar önce
Learning history from around the globe…..so important! Make sure your history is correct and factual! ❤️
Siena Miller
Siena Miller 3 aylar önce
You actually learned wrong lol😂 read books, here info is very mixed up and much important facts are not said ps I am from Ukraine.
Ed Gabel
Ed Gabel 3 aylar önce
I would like to see more about the start of the result of the recent conflict, especially 2014 onward.
Casper 63
Casper 63 7 aylar önce
Back in the first part of the 1900s my grandfather's family members all started on a trip to leave the then Soviet occupied Ukraine just outside of the capital it took them 3 years to escape they lost the life of my grandfather's uncle and his sister at the sadistic hands of Russian troops my grandfather told me he had spent his whole life wishing he could return to his homeland but it just wasn't safe for him to return I grew up wanting to go to the Ukraine my wife and I were actually talking about going to the Ukraine with the ideas of seeing if we could move there and spend the rest of our lives as Ukrainian citizens we were pricing out our return to the Ukraine when the demon possessed Putin let the devil himself talk him into attacking the people of the Ukraine
Jackie Mack
Jackie Mack 7 aylar önce
Yes my grandparents on father's side were from Ukraine. They arrived in 1910. I always wanted to visit. I enjoyed Ukrainian Easter with pysanki and grandma baking bread with cross on top that was blessed at Ukrainian church. Ukrainian priest blessed house.
Николай Южаков
@Jackie Mack Нет украинской церкви. Есть русская церковь. Как нет французской церкви, есть римская.
Николай Южаков
Как можно оккупировать собственную часть?
Jackie Mack
Jackie Mack 7 aylar önce
@Николай Южаков Never learned Ukrainian. Born in America. My post is in English.
Gordii Gordii
Gordii Gordii 8 aylar önce
This helps me realise why the Chinese see the war in Ukraine as a fight between neighbours over where the garden fence is placed.
quest 77051
quest 77051 8 aylar önce
Wang Ai Hua
Wang Ai Hua 5 aylar önce
You lump all Chinese together? The fight (attack of the Russian Federation on Ukraine) is far more complex over where the fence is. It is about imperialism, expansionism , historical revisionism and genocide.-- Perhaps you would prefer to refer to it as a "conflict"?
josef nagy
josef nagy 6 aylar önce
Very interesting and very informative, showing a complexity that actually makes every possible solution impossible. History is a bitch, reality is another. The russia-Ukraine problem has an easy solution though. A starting point is that no past historical states can be reestablished unless all parts want it. So the Soviet Union can not be reestablished, because then the Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Serbian Empire, the Third Reich, the British Empire, and so on and on would have right to do whatever it would take. Even Sweden once was a mini superpower, fighting in what is russia today. To conclude: Russian leaders should be satisfied with having the worlds biggest state and leave Ukraine to decide its own future. An other thing: living together in a small world makes some giving and taking. And as we can see, even the worlds biggest state can be crushed by its own egocentrism and stupidity because the rest of the world is not a bunch of idiots
Abominabelle DDcadent
Decent compendium but role of Poland in Western Ukraine up to 17.09.1939 is completely neglected.
RECKS 'M 8 aylar önce
The only thing we learned about war from history is that we never learn. -someone I can't remember
Judy Florida
Judy Florida 8 aylar önce
Also there are religious pressures.
actually In America
actually In America 7 aylar önce
We learn to kill better so that's something.
Lennie Doroja
Lennie Doroja 8 aylar önce
I think the more important question is. Is Europe now finally see why the US Government what to hold the region? I mean how's the economics now a days?
kristinaF54 8 aylar önce
As the video hints and the comments highlight, Ukraine has been subject to a lot of upheavals in its history, being as it is a geographic crossroads between East and West. I think as Ukraine became more important as a food exporter to the world, it really should have been a top-priority of the Ukrainian government to pump funds (35% of its GDP) into its military and defensive capabilities to protect its national treasure which is food production (and in so doing it protects its sovereign territory and national interests). It speaks volumes to the incredible ineptitude and stupefying blindness that the Ukrainian government didn't recognise national defence as a priority until it was invaded by Putin's forces. I hope now that with the influx of imported defensive weaponry, military training (combined with the people's indomitable fighting spirit) and how these have helped turn the tide against the Russian invaders, that every future Ukrainian will see that the funding of a large well-trained and well-equipped national defensive military force is more important than ever realised, and should be in future the top-priority of every elected Ukrainian government to guard its national interests, territory and food production. It's pure madness and idiocy not to recognise that Ukraine, by its history and location, has been and always will be the subject of dreadful upheavals, because it sits at a crossroads between powerful Eastern and Western forces. Only a massive professional defensive army can guarantee stability in such a crucial region as Ukraine, the success of such rests upon its leaders not being boastful, hostile, stupid or otherwise forgetful of its precarious position as a crossroads between two ginormous powers.
Dianna Wuagneux
Dianna Wuagneux 11 aylar önce
Thank you for an excellent overview that I can share.
History Hit
History Hit 11 aylar önce
Our pleasure!
uroš kumer
uroš kumer 3 aylar önce
make a video on why NATO wants to control it and how they own it
Anna Nova
Anna Nova 3 aylar önce
Very simplified. The territory of Ukraine that became part of the USSR was much larger, including Kuban, which was later exchanged for Crimea. Also, Ukraine was the largest supplier of gas to Europe, and has a lot of oil. This is one of the reasons for Moscow's attack, because it got out of its control.
Kary Herndon
Kary Herndon 6 aylar önce
So interesting... to me, and well done... with this Russian-Ukraine’s history. Thank you from southern Colorado USA. 💛..😇🇺🇸..🧸..💜..🐓
sokolov alexey
sokolov alexey 5 aylar önce
Russia protecting her motherland from NATO
xxmobstrxx 853
xxmobstrxx 853 Yıl önce
Ukraine was a big part of the USSR although they were not so keen on it at first they had a large role in the development of the country good and bad seeing as that they were the 2nd most powerful republic/state/region within the USSR.
Elena Fox
Elena Fox 8 aylar önce
You have no clue what are you talking about. Such a mishmash of events.
rubix 8 aylar önce
You have no idea what your talking about 😂
A P 11 aylar önce
If I was to make a BRIEF video about Ukraine history, I would spend most of the time on key points showing formation of the nation (if it ever existed as such separately from Russians). Rulers, culture, language, territory emergence (as a separate nation) and expansion. There is no point in showing 20th century history in such detail (half of the video). There should be a specific message too, supported by facts throughout, making the video consistent. Otherwise, you should have merely shown the borders of an independent country called Ukraine dynamics (started after the Bolsheviks' revolution) or who this land was under throughout the history (facts), without going into political controversies. This kind of video would not take more than 10-15 minutes with all the details.
Sandra Leiva
Sandra Leiva 8 aylar önce
grey eminence
grey eminence 7 aylar önce
Surely it could be done well enough. Until a few months ago I've never heard official reorganization for anything Brest-Livotsk generated as it was a Central Powers Treaty. All the short lived late-WWI and Russian Civil War era states which Austria-Hungary or Germany recognized on the Eastern front along with mobile forces like the Czech legion all had their own reasons for fighting the Bolsheviks. A genuine mutiny occurred in 1917 within the Tsarist Army and the Entente were in either denial or had a total lack of intel when the February Revolution came. I spent most of my former-USSR focus in Central Asia but you can't start to understand the entire entity without being as dispassionate as possible. Well that's not likely, but in the last 5-6 months I have seen multiple "unorthodox" readings of some united anti-communist front between Whites, Blacks and Greens or something impossible like that.
David Murphy
David Murphy Yıl önce
"Precisely why there is a dispute over the sovereignty or otherwise of Ukraine is a complex question rooted in the region's history" And there was me thinking it had something to do with its huge riches in metals and massive untapped natural gas reserves that threaten EU dependency on Russian supply.
Alec Blunden
Alec Blunden Yıl önce
Self interest often requires some grand historic link to make rape, pillage and plunder appear less heinous.
Ser Garlan Tyrell
My thoughts exactly. 🤔
Florence Oztas
Florence Oztas Yıl önce
Well said .
Wendy Simpson
Wendy Simpson 7 aylar önce
Wish I'd seen this ages ago!
Joe Zingher
Joe Zingher Yıl önce
When Russia took over the position of the USSR in the UN, it recognized the legitimacy of Ukraine's sovereignty. That cuts of the legal theories regarding their right to exist as a separate country.
Bellacottobella 8 aylar önce
😂😂😂😂 Do some research ,you listen only to propaganda not to the real history !
Nicole Marsh
Nicole Marsh 7 aylar önce
@Bellacottobella please enlighten me. Have Russia never recognised Ukraine's sovereignty?
Николай Южаков
Украина никогда не была суверенна. Признание не влияет на реал политик. С 2014 г. Украина полностью потеряла легитимность и суверенность.
Cw Boog
Cw Boog 6 aylar önce
In Western historiography, terms “Russia” in English, “Russie” in French, “Russland” in German designates indiscriminately the Kyivan state (Rus’) from the 10th to the 13th century, the Grand Duchy of Moscow (Muscovy) from the 14th to the 17th century, the Empire of Peter the Great (who artificially introduced a Greek spelled term Rossiia for the new empire, having adopted the name from the Old Rus’, i. e. Ukraine) and of his successors from the 18th century to the 20th century. This has led to many misconceptions in historical literature and to a great confusion of ideas. For instance, originally, the term Rus’ in its geographico-ethnical meaning referred to Kyiv area and all sources agree on that. It should be stressed that Rus’ was primarily a geographical and ethnic term bound to a certain territory in Ukraine. Let us take some examples from the Primary Chronicle to illustrate the problem: Under the year 1152 it is said of the meeting of the Kyivan Prince Izyaslav with the king of Hungary: I. 1152 A.D. And they went away, the King to his country, Hungary, and Izyaslav to the land of Rus’. Or other examples: II. 1180 A.D.: Prince Svyatoslav, son of Vsevolod…marched from Rus’ to Suzdal (city near Moscow in modern Russia) III. 1193 A.D.: Svyatoslav sent his envoys to Riurik (to Ovruch) and said to him: Come now to Rus’….; Riurik…came with all his troops to Rus’ IV. 1231 A.D.: Danylo (of Halych) captured the town of Torchesk (in modern Central Ukraine) belonging to the land of Rus’. V. 1132 A.D.: In this year, Vsevolod went forth (from Novgorod) to Rus’, to Pereyaslavl’. VI. 1141 A.D.: Fleeing from Novgorod, Svyatoslav went to Rus’, to his brother… VII. 1140 A.D. Mstislav, Prince of Kyiv, summoned the Prince of Polotsk to Rus’… VIII. 1147 A.D. …Go to Smolensk…I order you not to stay in the land of Rus’. IX. 1175 A.D.: (At the moment of Andrew’s death) his little son was staying at Novgorod and his brothers were in Rus’. 8 X. 1152 A.D.: Yuri went forth with the men of Rostov, Suzdal and Ryazan to Rus’…. It appears from these quotations that Rus’ is obviously a geographical term. It implies above all the territory of Kyiv. We see also that, the above cited cities of Novgorod, Ryazan, Rostov, Smolensk, Polotsk and Suzdal (all in modern Russia and Belarus) were not in Rus’. Nestor stresses the dependence of these lands on Rus’ (Kyiv territory), contrasting these conquered territories. The bulk of the settlements in the territory of Kyiv were concentrated in the triangle formed by the Dnieper and its tow western tributaries, the Irpin’ and the Ros’). On the left bank of the Dnieper, Rus’ consisted of two provinces: those of Chernihiv and of Pereyaslavl’. The southern and eastern boundaries of the Pereyaslavl were fluid disappearing into the steppes. There is no doubt that the geographical notion of Rus’ originated in the land of Kyiv, which was a political centre.9 The Ukrainians (Українці or Ruthenians - Русини in older definition) may well claim to be the “original Rus’ians”. Theirs was the land where St. Cyril and St. Methodius converted the Slavic peoples in the 9th century, and that land, with Kyiv as the centre, became the starting point of Greco-Slavic Christianity. From 988 onwards it was the religious and political capital of whole Rus’. Great Russia (what we know today as Russia) was then merely a conglomerate, of Swedish, Finnish, and Slavic tribes. Kyivan Rus’ was Ukrainian state and Ukrainians are inheritors and continuers in modern times. But in reality the fight for Kyivan inheritance led to paradoxical results: Ukrainians not only lost their state but also Ukraine´s original name Rus’ was overtaken by northern winner - Moscow. Having named itself Russia (Rossiya) in 1721 or Great Russia (Великороссия - Velikorosiya), the Muscovy (Московия) claimed itself as inheritor of medieval (Kyivan) Rus’ state and claimed by this "sobiraniye zemel Russkikh" (gathering of Russian lands). Despite the fact that Moscow state historically represented different formation from Kyivan state, the northern tribe of Muscovites took over the name Rus’ after the Mongol invasion, and referred to its ties with the old Kyivan dynasty. o The word "Rus’" has been used by Greeks in their chronicles as long ago as II century A.D. o Arabs in mid-8th century were very specific in defining the location of Rus’ as a Kingdom on the middle Dnieper around Kyiv, in the lands of an Eastern Slav Polyanians tribe. Interestingly, the Varangians do not appear in Kyiv until 860 AD, in fact, their first arrival in Rus’ lands is dated at around 750 AD in Staraya Ladoga. o River Ros' flows through the lands populated by a Slavic tribal union of Polyanians at the centre of the future Kyivan Rus’, in the area directly adjacent to Kyiv. o When Andrey, the prince of Vladimir (city and principality in Muscovy) planned an attack on Kyiv, he said that he was "going against the Rus’". This and other evidence supports the opinion that even in Kyivan Rus’, the word "Rus’" implied the Southern Rus’ lands, namely the principalities of Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Pereyaslavl' (possibly, even Halych and Volhyn). Question then is why would one not use the word Rus’ for Novgorod, where Riurik had taken up power initially. One of the greatest objections to the "Rus’" being Norse comes from Scandinavia itself. Rus’ lands were well known to the Norse. They called it Garðariki, the land of castles or cities, and spoke in glowing terms of its wealth. The Kyivan royal house had a number of connections with Scandinavian dynasties.
Ele goz
Ele goz 5 aylar önce
What a difference ?we are living in the year 2033 and it doesn’t metter what happened 🇷🇺1000 years ago
Cw Boog
Cw Boog 5 aylar önce
@Ele goz 2033? 2022 -it seems to matter or bother to putin cause he bothers Ukraine so it matters, russians are not RUSsians just Muscovite with Muscovite history and not Kyvian RUS
PARTY TIME KID 5 aylar önce
​@Ele goz 2033? It's 2047 for crying out loud. Where did you get the time machine from???
Yurii Gromyk
Yurii Gromyk Yıl önce
I was expecting to see a well-made research, but instead it was a video with many skipped essential parts of Ukrainian history,
Misha Knopkin
Misha Knopkin 4 aylar önce
@Yurii Gromyk idu, idu vmeste s territoriyami. Ya kstati "Ukrainez" v Amerike iz Odessy. Skoro i moya Odessa ujdjot v Rossiju.
Олександр Цибко
To add one more missing part - the proclamation of independency of Ukraine People’s Republics in 1918, which was occupied by soviets So that it wouldn’t look like whole nation just joined USSR
Garrett Burbidge
Garrett Burbidge 9 aylar önce
Isn't Russia simply freeing the Donbas region from Ukraine? Because they chose to be Russian back in 2014?
Just Gretchen
Just Gretchen 6 aylar önce
neat. helps me understand the long-term picture of it all. THANKS
Oppa Otwo
Oppa Otwo 7 aylar önce
Yanukovich couldn't have been replaced by Yuschenko. He was in power after the latter.
Wang Ai Hua
Wang Ai Hua 5 aylar önce
Learn some history!
Thanks, you've cleared so much up.
Björn Degen
Björn Degen 8 aylar önce
Sadly you are wrong about "rus" . In the area of Uppland also knownas Rolsagen the Swedish vikings were known as Rusers ( there of russia), Russia got the name from a small tribe of the Swedish vikings. Regards/Björn
Isak Falk-Eliasson
Isak Falk-Eliasson 8 aylar önce
...... *Roslagen
Nick Mon
Nick Mon 4 aylar önce
People in and around Kyiv we're known as Rus. Moscow since it's establishment used a different name - Moscowia. Only in the 18 the century Moscowia, by decree of czar, adopted the name Russia for itself. Kyiv at the time was conquered by Moscow.
You do well, Bro, history repeat itself.
Bill Peart
Bill Peart 3 aylar önce
Information on the development of a Ukrainian culture and language would help to explain the Ukrainian desire for independence.
Edward Patrick deTrafford-Moffit
⚔️I’ve asked myself “ Mr Putin has reminisced fuel supplies from the Ukraine as well as parts of Europe: Ukraine has wheat for Russia! So why not cut as much Supplys of wheat from them, as is, the percentage of fuel they keep from Ukrainians?”
James Williamson
James Williamson 20 gün önce
This is a great explanation...simplified...
Bartosz Golik
Bartosz Golik 7 aylar önce
8:45 what made the person preparing the map to leave the borders of Kaliningrad oblast after 45 is a mystery to me.
Денис Зинкевич
Not even a word about Galician-Volyn principality. Not even a word about the king Danylo who was the rightful king of Rus and heir of the Rurik dynasty, who build a lot of cities in the eastern part of Rus like Lviv and who was the only ruler of so-called Rus states who kept on fighting the Golden hord unlike nothern states who just gave up and paid tribute. Not even a word about Zaporozhian Sich and famous cossack hetmans. You could have mentioned Bohdan Khmelnitsky at least. Ukranian identity began to emerge more fully in 19th century, really? And what in your opinion our ancestors were doing before that time? They lived on this land and spoke their own language and were fighting for their identity. You've made good short documentary, but I'm really pissed that after the destraction of Kievan Rus you have a blank space like ukranians never existed and then they suddenly "emerge" only in 19th century.
Matthew Gillies
Matthew Gillies Yıl önce
As I said to some others who were unsatisfied with the video: this isn't an academic paper or a Ken Burns documentary, it is a historical appetizer. It is for the layman, it is designed to foster some interest in the regions' history, not dump it all on them at once.
Abominabelle DDcadent
"who build a lot of cities in the eastern part of Rus like Lviv" since when is Lviv in EAST of any RUS??? Never was & never will be.
Sorin B
Sorin B Yıl önce
@Abominabelle DDcadent He may have mistaken - east instead of west , but otherwise he's right .
S J Yıl önce
Don't worry. Soon Kiev will be renamed to Putingrad.
Денис Зинкевич
@S J Don’t worry. Soon Putin will join Zhirinovsky.
DrJulia68 Yıl önce
Very good on the economic motives for Russian invasion, which is my primary take on this invasion - all the brotherly love stuff is a convenient excuse, as was the annexation of Crimea (Sevastopel - the only all round, unfrozen port for its fleet that Russia was in danger of losing access to). Alongside the wheat, aren't there also considerable gas reserves in the country which Western technology would enable Ukraine to tap?
Mark Delbrooke-Jones
Mark Delbrooke-Jones 7 aylar önce
You mean the globalists to tap
топу дамбраускас
BRIEF being the key word 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺
Nesi Rosern
Nesi Rosern 29 gün önce
"Brief history of Ukraine" - yeah, well, it can't be a long one, afterall it's a country that existed for 30 years Also I couldn't help but notice that Stepan Bandera is missing from your version of history
Tanner Yıl önce
This is a great short documentary. However, I am also looking for a documentary about the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth. Does anyone know of a really good documentary about the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth?
JR Hawk
JR Hawk 6 aylar önce
There is an excellent "Historical Novel" which gives even more insight to the Ukrainian/ Russian saga. "RUSKA"....
Ser Garlan Tyrell
Nothing about the Natural gas reserves (including large, off-shore deposites around the Crimean peninsular) that were found not long before Ukraine moved to make closer ties with the EU in 2014, lessening the EU and most to NATO's reliance on Russia for energy & heating during the winter AND threatening the profits of an industry that makes up around 1/3 of the Russian economy?
Śonah Yıl önce
This is the work of an individual who has google searched the history of the region within one day, before writing a quick transcript to some stock footage and adobe after effects. This is amateur to say the least and an insult to the Ukranian people. I'm suprised this pisstake is still online for viewing.
calicocat 8 aylar önce
NATO reliance in energy? Why would a "Defensive Alliance" need energy in quantities it'd have to "rely on"?
Robert Findley
Robert Findley 7 aylar önce
Very nice job. Complex history.
larisa sayenko
larisa sayenko 2 aylar önce
Some specific, pivotal points, details regarding the Rise of Ukraine. "Out of the chaos into which Russia fell after the Revolution of the February1917, a NEW NATION now emerges - the "Ukrainian People's Republic." "Dismembered Russia- Some of the Fragments" "The New York Times" February 1918 Canadian scholar Orest Subtelny about this newly emerged Nation - Ukraine: "In 1919 total chaos engulfed Ukraine. Indeed, in the modern history of Europe no country experienced such complete anarchy, bitter civil strife, and total collapse of authority as did Ukraine at this time. Six different armies..., operated on its territory. Kyiv changed hands five times in less than a year. Cities and regions were cut off from each other by the numerous fronts. Communications with the outside world broke down almost completely. The starving cities emptied as people moved into the countryside in their search for food." Newly emerged Ukraine struggled for survival till November 1921. This turmoil resulted in the division of Ukraine between the Bolshevik Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia. Fragments, absorbed by Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia didn't get any kind of autonomy ever. And only in the frame of the Soviet Union , newly emerged Nation - Ukraine was granted the Autonomy. The Ukrainian Soviet Republic was proclaimed as an integral part of the Soviet Union, created in 1922. And Attention! The same way newly emerged "Donetsk Krivorozsk Republic", with the capital in Kharkov, historically Russian industrial hub of Russian Empire - Donbass, proclaimed in 1917 originally as part of Russian Federation! on the Demand of Lenin, it was also included in the new artificial construct of the Soviet Ukraine. Such way Historically Russian Donbass became the part of the Soviet Ukraine Moreover, the Northern Coastal land of Black Sea, with all these strategically important, jarbor9 ports, beautiful cities - Odessa, Kherson, Ochakov, Mariupol to name a few, which were founded, developed, and flourishing in the time of Russian Empire when Ukraine didn't exist yet, this strategically important Northern Coastal land of the Black Sea was also included in the Soviet Ukraine on the demand of Lenin! In 1939 and 1945 Stalin included in the Soviet Ukraine the Western territories. Crimea was annexed by Russia 240 years ago, when Ukraine didn't exist yet "The Ottoman Empire was defeated by Catherine the Great, Russia. Crimea was traded to Russia as part of the treaty provisions and was annexed in 1783. After two centuries of conflicts, the Russian fleet had destroyed the Ottoman navy and the Russian army had inflicted heavy defeats on the Ottoman land forces". And there was NO Ukraine, it simply didn't exist. There were 12 wars between Russia and Ottoman Empire, and each time Crimea and Northern Coastal land of Black Sea, which as a whole was marked on the map of Russian Empire as Taurida Governorate - for centuries it was recognized as an integral part of Russia, demonstrated increased Russia's power in the Black Sea areas and the territories of the Northern Coastal land. Since 1783 Crimea was part of Russia, until Nikita Khrushchev, in 1954 decided to make a present of it to Ukrainian Soviet Republic - at time it was an internal transaction, could be seen as meaningless legally and politically, because Ukraine was an integral part of the Soviet Union".. and important! nobody ever cared about people of Crimea, nobody asked if they liked it if they wanted to become part of the Ukraine..
Rudi Van de Reep
Rudi Van de Reep 8 aylar önce
Fractions of history repeating itself
jose carlos
jose carlos 8 aylar önce
A lot of interesting details, missing much important points, such as the gifting of the Crimea to Ukraine by Kruschev in 1960. It also barely mentions Ukraine's manufacturing prowess and natural resources, as well as having per capita, more nuclear powerplants than any country in the world.
Tobias M
Tobias M 20 gün önce
'A thousands years of sacrifice taints our people' Boris Serbina
Gary Morrison
Gary Morrison 7 aylar önce
Great summary! Thanks.
romystumpy 6 aylar önce
Yes indeed and that is what it is , very interesting
Ruby Doobie
Ruby Doobie 7 aylar önce
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - Unknown source (some time in the past)
Niroo Paulvictor
Niroo Paulvictor 6 aylar önce
Attributed to George Santayana
Red Fox
Red Fox 5 aylar önce
My favorite part was the commercials about The History of Ukraine between the ads.
Truth for Second Life
Truth for Second Life 7 aylar önce
Grateful... even if posters do mention needed considerations - is good to see. I only wonder - learning new things here.
Tim Kim
Tim Kim 8 aylar önce
Thank you. I love this about the history of Ukraine and Russia
Terk-131 7 aylar önce
Too many key points left out
O Dy
O Dy 3 aylar önce
It’s misrepresenting Ukrainian people and history 100%
Mat 7 aylar önce
Ukraine is the definition of "Vassal State." But NOW, we should get behind the idea of Ukraine independence... as long as they depend on us.
Magpie Girl
Magpie Girl Yıl önce
For goodness sake, people. It is titled A Brief History of Ukraine. Brief means that some things will be left out. This video does not purport to be the COMPLETE history of Ukraine.
Megan Reed
Megan Reed Yıl önce
i would agree, but it's so brief that it's misleading. E.g. Ukraine have not joined USSR. Red Army set puppet government in Kharkov and later occupied rest of Ukraine, pushed Ukrainian government out of Kiev. But in the video it sounds like Ukraine has joined voluntarily. While in fact it was simply occupied by Lenin.
Moni 7 aylar önce
Agree but the video makes it sound as if Russia has preexisting claims to Ukraine and glosses over the actual historical truths.
Graeme McKenzie
Graeme McKenzie Yıl önce
Just what was needed - thanks
Lana Gukina
Lana Gukina Yıl önce
Russian Empire stole the name, Russian Empire came out from Moscovia. Poland and Lithuania also could call themselves Russia then, since they had Rus territories at some point.
Белая Гвардия
Не было никакой Московии, хватит псевдонаучный бред нести 🤦🏼‍♀️
Sayler 9 aylar önce
Lena Gurkina why are u so funny fools xd
veni 4 aylar önce
The phase "mother of rus cities" is believed to be a poor translation from the notes of the Byzantine Empire which were the main info source of the chronicle that mentioned this phrase. it should've been metropoly ("metropolis") not mater poli ("mother of cities").
ThroatSore Yıl önce
Very interesting. I would enjoy an update.
Hip hop
Hip hop 3 aylar önce
To all who watched this you either like it or hate it ,it depends whether you’re pro Russian or pro Ukrainian so hear and see what you want to see or hear.
Jesse Blades
Jesse Blades Yıl önce
Fantastic summary. Thanks for posting it!
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Yulie Ana
Yulie Ana 7 aylar önce
Land called "Kievan Rus" never existed. It was a term created by Russian historians in the 19th century to describe a historical period when Kiev was the center of Rus.
Fern Low
Fern Low 7 aylar önce
Thank you very much for producing this very interesting history and the conflicts that existed between countries.
Thomas Simpson
Thomas Simpson 7 aylar önce
Halford MacKinder, the father of British geopolitics, proposed that the British Empire use geopolitics to seize control of the "Eurasian Heartland" which MacKinder identified as the World Island. (British control of Russia) And as his theory goes, whoever controls the World Island, controls the World. If you read MacKinder's report on this subject and put it in the context of what has transpired since US/EU/NATO actions beginning in the Fall of 2013, in Ukraine, you will get what I am driving at. Zbigniew Brezinsky grasped the importance of Halford MacKinder's theory, suggesting that Ukraine be brought into the orbit of NATO. And that if Ukraine no longer represented a soft buffer between NATO and Russia, NATO would have the edge in a proxy war against Russia. Thus the eventuality of seizing control of Russia would be in sight. All NATO would have to do is avoid direct nuclear conflict with Russia for as long as it would take to bleed Russia white. The problem with playing out Britain's Great Game is the fact that Boris Yeltsin was succeeded by Vladimir Putin. And Putin is committed to the defense of Matuska Rus by all means at Russia's disposal. This means that civilization is being held hostage in a Thermonuclear chicken game that US/UK/NATO is intent on playing.