Little Russia


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Little Russia

a region of the former SW Soviet Union, consisting chiefly of Ukraine

Little Russia

 

(Malorossiia), a name for the Ukraine, used in official documents of tsarist Russia, historical sources, and noble-bourgeois historiography. The term “Little Russia” arose in the 14th century and originally referred to Galician and Volynian Rus’. In the 17th century, after the reunification of the Ukraine with Russia, it was used officially in government circles. The word does not appear in Soviet historiography.

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Gogol, himself Ukranian, was obsessed with his homeland--he wrote an unpublished, eight-volume history of the Ukraine--and he strove his entire life to establish the rightful place of "Little Russia" in the world order.
A united Ukraine (also known as Little Russia) with a dynamic democratic culture could have a significant effect on the thinking of Great Russia as it finds its way forward.
The horn solo which launches Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony had just a tinge of 'authentic' vibrato to set us off on this exploration of folk tunes from Little Russia. Hilliam's reading was tight and invigorating, with a secure rhythmic rein over Tchaikovsky's many-paragraphed finale.
To obtain further clarification of this issue, I electronically interviewed participants of two popular sites in my sample (Little Russia in San Antonio and Virtual Russia) in which I had also been a participant-observer for my dissertation research between 1997 and 1999.
A sample of 3,775 posts on the Little Russia in San Antonio and Virtual Russia discussion boards showed that nearly 19% of the posts (702) specifically provided or asked for advice, much of which included first-hand accounts.
in all the red richness of Little Russia they are drinking wine,
As Russian intellectuals gradually disavowed their earlier interest in Little Russia's cultural peculiarities, which they began to see as a challenge to the emergent myth that Great, Little, and White Russia constituted a single and indivisible triune nation, officials liquidated the Cyrillo-Methodian Society and exiled its leaders.
(20) As the commission's official publication put it, Polish rule of Little Russia had broken the "internal moral bond between the aristocracy and the people," "subjugated the simple folk to the unlimited power of aristocrats, torn them from their faith, and led them to despise their own nationality [narodnost']." (21) Maksimovich's 1857 study of Khmel'nitskii hailed the hetman as a popular hero whose violent acts not only delivered the Little Russian people from Polish oppression but also reforged the broken links between elites and masses.
Kalymnos Camping Site is overrun by the BritisheI[logical not]Paphos District and Kyrenia also, not to mention Little Russia in Limassol.
(Similarly, Ukrainians are insulted when Ukraine is referred to by its official imperial name, as Little Russia).
Their argument specified that "undeniably, a scornful attitude to one's mother tongue brings with it a negative attitude toward the family and native milieu as well, and this cannot fail to have the most unfortunate effect on the moral character of Little Russia's rural population." (48) Influenced by a belated Romanticism, they made speech and popular traditions not only into an indication that a separate people existed but also into the basis of its moral qualities.
He faulted the dictionary for having designated only the speech used in southern Little Russia, Galicia, and Bukovina as Little Russian, thereby excluding speakers from northern Little Russia (the regions south of Minsk; the province of Grodno; and the speech of Siedlce and Lublin).

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