Evgeniy Nikolaychuk on Vesti.FM: falsification is an integral part of new Ukrainian policy
All sorts of falsifications are the part of the new Ukrainian policy, the analyst of news agency Vestnik Kavkaza, Evgeniy Nikolaychuk said in the National Question program on Vesti.FM.
National Question is a weekly program on Vesti.FM, during which various aspects of national relations, primarily in Russia, are discussed. Today, the modern falsification of national relations and historical events, namely the incident at the Ukrainian Embassy in the US, was discussed in the program.
Yevgeniy Nikolaychuk noted that there is nothing new in fabrications made by Kiev. "Ever since the SBU falsified the materials on the so-called famine of the Ukrainian people, the large-scale exhibitions were held both in Ukraine and in the US, where photos of events that took place in Europe and America were exhibited as illustrations to events in the USSR," he recalled.
"This is not surprising. Kiev has one task - to demonize the Soviet past, and everything in the country is being done for such a radical rethinking. "On the one hand, such photo-falsifications are easily refuted by the facts. But they exist as a part of the system called ‘Ukrainian national concept of history’ - a concept that evaluates history ‘from the point of view of the Ukrainian nation and Ukraine,” the analyst of Vestnik Kavkaza said.
“What is the essence of Ukrainians? The idea of the existence of a special, original culture, history of the Ukrainian nation and the territory where this nation lives.” At the beginning of the 20th century, historian Mikhail Hrushevsky claimed that the concept of a single Russian history does not exist and that Ukrainians and Russians have a different history, albeit fairly close. According to Grushevsky, Ukraine is an ancient, heroic, great, but “humiliated and occupied” state, and its entire history is national liberation struggle against Russians who tried to ”colonize” and ”seize” its territory,“ Evgeniy Nikolaychuk.