Ukraine and Russia have a shared history that goes back to Kievan Rus, an East Slavic
For instance, when Hamburg deals with the medieval and early modern history of the East Slavic
peoples, he equates Kievan Rus' with "Russia" instead describing it as a political entity that constituted the source of three East Slavic
nations: Ukrainians, Belorussians, and Russians.
The volumes are organized thematically and geographically (general, Slavic, South Slavic, West Slavic, and East Slavic
Perhaps ironically, given the nature of the present con-flagration, it was the first properly or identifiably created East Slavic
state, founded in the ninth century by the Kievan Rus.
Kiev has been the historic cultural centre of the East Slavic
civilisation; and within easy reach of the hotel are such sites as the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) and the Saint Sophia Cathedral both recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
His contribution, "From Japeth to Moscow: Narrating Biblical and Ethnic Origins of the Slavs in Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian Historiography (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries)" might well have included the later period, when Muscovites have "embraced" the notional thrust of the Sinopsis, but not Hrushevsky's view of East Slavic
In this regard, it would surely be useful to compare typologically the Georgian data with the South East Slavic
languages, sharing with Georgian not only the preservation of the synthetic Past forms (Imperfect and Aorist), but also the modal evolution of the resultative Perfect to an evidential form (Christophe 2005).
The 15 topics here include quantity dissimilation in East Slavic
, tradition versus innovation in the New Ukrainian Standard Language of 1798, the status of discourse makers as Balkanisms in South Slavic, semantic motivations for aspectual clusters of Russian verbs, the classification of Macedonian proverbs in an electronic database, and the grammar of oral narrative in the Povest' vremennykh let.
Thus the Orange Revolution-inspired gradual democratic transformation of its East Slavic
neighbor may well facilitate Russia's "return" to Europe, with post-revolutionary Ukraine playing the role of Moscow's new "window on Europe."
Despite the multi-ethnicity of Kyivan Rus', Kyivan literati created a strong identity model which exerted its influence over East Slavic
history for centuries.
The language situations in the East Slavic
countries present several noteworthy parallels providing new perspectives on the dialect continuum in Lowland Scotland.
Rusinko quotes Roman Jakobson on the fact that 'in the whole East Slavic
world, there is hardly any other marginal area whose past has been examined with such affectionate meticulousness and scholarliness as Subcarpathian Rus" (p.