Ukraine: East and West … what is best?

Abtin Mohammadi

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The new edition of History and Political Science speech event in City College took place on Sept 11. Namely “Ukraine: East and West…What is Best?.” Professor Sofia Laurein outlined Ukrainian identity structure, defined their historical context of civilization which was the path to establishing a specific culture among other European societies. This event had high attendance, with approximately 250 people at the event.

It was revealed that the recent crisis divided socialist and pro-western parties, inspired by the nationalism division and political-economical power struggling. The Ukraine Crisis event underlined the crucial aspects of Ukrainian transformation of ancient Kievan Rus culture to nearly modern era of European civilization, ultimately considering their existence and development as a huge success.

The rivalry among Ukrainian, Russian and Belarus, centuries over claiming to be the true descendants of Kievan Rus, is defined as arguably the main reason of historical conflict in terms of Slavic characterization and their pro-civilized identity since the Russian’s early 20th century ruling power to post Soviet Union departure in modern era. The evidence of this multi-ethnic context justifies Ukrainian as the real holders of this heritage along Russians.

Laurein also provided information on Kievan Rus’ politic development that faced off several challenging circumstances in shifting power and on its captivating geographical reputation and philosophical influence on “Slavic” ancestry.

This event stressed how Kievan Rus ancestry’s significant progress in transforming ancient Slovak religious into various ethnic group population, thrived in astonishing outcome of existing vast and civilized Slavic hemispheric .

The people of Kievan Rus state emphasize their life on philosophical human science theories and sophisticated educational institution in early D.C. time. The invasion witnessed painful conditions; professor defined Mongols destructive invasions era as “disastrous age of cultural and economical depression in Kievan Rus history.”

Despite all the damage and blood, people have faith the Christian religion never took a major hit, “the Mongolians cruel intention of destructing civilizations, ancestry extermination and obliging individual slavery and raping reached to its inevitable summit but their interference never forced Kievan Rus people to forbid their religious belief nor being disintegrated in worshiping their belief,” said Laurein in praise of Kievans fight to keep their heritage alive.

Ukrainian’s spirited effort to rebuild their history in post-invasions era have drawn comparisons to the modern blue print of American society and its transition to establish a successful culture and ultimate independence from Civil-War reconstruction, to present democratic and civilized time. The main ideas like restoring democratic political system, inventing an advance economic cycle, individualism philosophy and developing successful educational systems were the terms she verified as similarities between two societies for their accomplishment to preserve their identity and symbolize remarkable heritages.

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