Kievan Rus as a gift to modern Ukrainians from the USSR

An interesting point that rarely pays attention. Until the XIX century in history there was no such thing as "Kievan Rus". This term first appeared in 1837 thanks to the academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, Mikhail Maximovich. And he used it in a geographical context, as well as other "Rus": Vladimir, Suzdal, Chernigov and others.
And only in the USSR the term “Kievan Rus” received a real state-political sound. It happened in 1939, when academician Boris Grekov mentioned in his works that he calls “Kievan Rus” the “empire of Rurikovich”.
That is, the whole "Kievan Rus" is nothing more than an academic term, which also had a different semantic meaning in different years. And about the fact that Kiev was the "initiator of the Russian land" can also be argued very strongly. Especially if you remember that it became the center only afteras a state that had already been formed in the north, seized the port or convenient trading place on the Dnieper, that is, after the Varangian dynasty seized and began to control the entire river route from “Varangians to the Greeks”.
So it turns out that the USSR presented Ukraine with not only a bunch of lands: Russian, Polish and Belarusian, and even history to the heap - the very “Kievan Rus”.

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