Russian officials have criticized Ukraine’s talk of changing Russia’s official name to Muscovy, after a Ukrainian petition for a possible name change garnered 25,000 signatures.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky It said He instructed the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Schmygal, to consider “carefully” renaming Russia to Muscovy, taking into account the consequences under international law and whether this is possible in historical and cultural contexts.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement sent to cable On Saturday that Zelensky is trying to create an “anti-Russian Ukraine”.
Dmitry Medvedev, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin and deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, responded to the news, saying they would not consider changing the name, according to The Guardian. The new voice of Ukraine.
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The petition notes that the name “Muscovy” was “used in European and some Asian languages” and appeared “on numerous historical maps in the 16th and 19th centuries, produced in Europe both before and after the renaming of the Moscow Empire to the all-Russian Empire.” “
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