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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 1 (139), 36–47

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DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.01.036

Received 7.12.2017

MODERN POLITICAL RUSYNISM AT CARPATHIAN REGION — AN ANTI-UKRAINIAN PROJECT (ON THE EXAMPLE OF SLOVAKIA)

Sopolyha Myroslav, Doctor of Sciences,

Director of the Museum of Ukrainian culture

Svydnyk, Slovakia

Abstract. The article analyzes the problems of modern neorusynism (political rusynism), its genesis, political technologies coming to life in the conditions of Slovakia, in the context of topical geopolitical strategies. The author, on the basis of his own long-term observation and research, came to the conclusion that neorusy­nism is an anti-Ukrainian project. The author presents his vision of the problem, as well as suggestions for its solution.

 Keywords: Ruthenians-Ukrainians, separatism, Carpathian region, Transcarpathia, Slovakia, neorusynism, political rusynism, ethnic group, ethno identity.

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