To Whom Does Kievan Rus — страница 2

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independent of each other. It is not reasonable to insist that Ukraine maintained a sense of nationality without some influence from Russia, and it is equally illogical that Russia did not benefit from some influence from Ukraine. Therefore, in conclusion, my opinion about Hrushevsky’s argument that Kievan history belongs to Ukraine but not to Russia would have to be one of disagreement. Exclusivity just does not make sense to me in this case. There are too many good arguments on both sides for me to be able to come to any conclusion other than that both came from Kievan Rus’. To what extent each inherited its culture has really been mussed up by all the myths flying around, so we may never know with any certainty who is right. 351