In the capital of Ukraine has established monument epic hero Ilya Muromets. Its height together with the hill and the pedestal is 11 meters.
“Ilya Muromets, who, according to legend, was born near Chernigov, served Prince Vladimir, was guarding the city of Kiev and buried in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, is our hero, it is our history. Which today, unfortunately, we are trying to steal, “said the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko.
One version – the birthplace of Ilya Muromets could be the city of Morovis in Chernihiv.
Thus, the person of the hero was another in the list of those rights on which declare to both Ukraine and Russia.
Sometimes they argue, sometimes they just silently write down in the “great Ukrainians” or “great Russians”. The list has already gained quite extensive. About most famous persons and characters will talk in more detail.
For that matter, let’s start with heroes. Here at once it is important to stress that among the most popular of disagreement between Ukraine and Russia – Kiev Rus.
In short: Ukraine and Russia describe the Kievan Rus as an integral part of its history. Actually, because of this and went to discussions about the most famous characters of the time.
Whose Ilya Muromets? Usually attributed to the hero power, which is stored in the caves of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Although, according to other sources, the Reverend Elijah, whose relics are kept in the monastery, is one of the possible prototype of the hero.
All the bones were studied, and selected the height of the deceased during his lifetime – 177 cm, which for the middle Ages – quite heroic dimensions.
The first mention of Ilya Muromets found in the letter sent in 1574 Orsha elder Philo-Kmitas the superintendent of the Trakai castle. In the letter Elijah called Muravlenin.
Known other options nickname heroes: Murovec, Muromlyan, Murin.
I wonder what Ilya is involved in both Ukrainian and Russian epics. In Russian it is specified that the hero hails from the “Karacharovo village under Moore”, in Ukrainian – “Morale”.
The main problem is to clearly define where it was born hero. This has not been done.
In honor of Ilya Muromets today named various objects – both in Ukraine and in Russia.
For example, one of the highest waterfalls in Russia bears the name of Muromets. In Kiev now will be a Park and a unique monument.
This song is probably known to many.
“Evenings on a farm near Dikanka” – this is one of the most famous works of Nikolai Gogol, but, of course, not the only, known to a wide circle of people both in Ukraine and in Russia.
“Gogol Ukrainian or Russian writer?” – discussion very frequent and extremely difficult. Although there is, perhaps, worth repeating here that, as in many discussions, each of the parties to any difficulties he sees and paints all extremely simple.
Writer, born in Sorochyntsi in the Poltava province, eventually became the subject of discussion for many years.
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In both cultures – Ukrainian and Russian – tend to be Gogol his. But not all. A General idea concerning the affiliation of the writer to one side or another vary. For this reason there are many research publications in media and other things. Someone even considers Gogol’s Ukrainian and Russian writer. At the same time.
It is unknown how long will the tug Nikolai. Perhaps it forever.
Vladimir The Great
Not so long ago held large-scale celebration 1030-anniversary of the Baptism of Rus by Prince Vladimir. Celebrated both in Ukraine and in Russia.
A few years ago in Moscow was opened a monument to Vladimir the Great. The monuments to Prince now is in Moscow and Kiev.
Talking again about the concept of Kievan Rus, which “his” I think both Russia and Ukraine. Similarly, what about those people who personified that state.
Saint Vladimir’s official – the Prince of Novgorod and Kiev.
Became Prince of Novgorod in 970, and seized the throne of Kiev in 978. In 988 he converted to Christianity in the Greek rite, and made it the state religion of Kievan Rus.
In his speech on the opening of the monument to Vladimir in Moscow in 2016, Vladimir Putin noted that, in his opinion, it is symbolic that the monument near the walls of the ancient Kremlin, and called Prince Vladimir “the spiritual founder of the Russian state“.
In the same year, Vladimir the Great won the vote in the framework of the special project 112.ua “an Outstanding statesman of Ukraine“.
He won a large project on Ukrainian television “Velik Ukrainians”, which was released in 2007-2008.
In the context of an active Church events lately the figure of Volodymyr the Great is becoming more and more mentioned. In both countries.
Yaroslav the Wise, Princess Olga, Svyatoslav the Brave
In 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with the President of France Emmanuel Macron called Prince Yaroslav the Wise and his daughter, Anna, is “Russian”.
Against the Prince had used the phrase “our beloved Prince”.
“Youngest daughter of our beloved Prince Yaroslav the Wise was the wife of Henry I, and made a significant contribution to the development of France as one of the founders of two European dynasties of the Bourbons and Valois, one of which still reigns in Spain“, – said Putin.
In the meantime:
Prince of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev Yaroslav Vladimirovich – another character from “controversial” stories in Russia and the Ukraine.
As his daughter, the aforementioned Anna. About her, by the way, in 2017 was supported by the President of France.
Macron during a joint briefing with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the figure of the Queen of France Anne of Kiev was important for the Ukrainian-French relations.
Olga. In fact, the principle is the same. Kievan Rus – so whose is it also argue.
Well, another example of the Kievan Rus Prince Svyatoslav Igorevich.
Prince of Novgorod, Prince of Kiev from 945 to 972 for the year, in history, became famous primarily as a military leader.
In the end, Prince Svyatoslav is part of Ukrainian history that is taught in school.
Well, in parallel:
The famous biologist, born in Ivanivka (Kharkiv province) in 1845. One of the founders of evolutionary embryology, discoverer of phagocytosis and intracellular digestion, the Creator of the comparative pathology of inflammation, phagocytic theory of immunity, theory favoritely, the founder of scientific gerontology. He also falls in the various rankings of the type here:
But in parallel, it awarded the serious attention of the neighbors:
Born in Kiev avant-garde artist of Polish origin, teacher, art theorist, philosopher. The founder of Suprematism — one of the earliest manifestations of abstract art of modern times.
It is interesting that, considering the origin of the artist, for the right to call their competing Malevich three countries – Russia and Ukraine, added Poland.
Poland justifies his position by the fact that the family of Malevich was of Polish. Russia – the fact that the artist lived for many years in the territory of their state.
Ukraine reminds us that Malevich was born in Kiev, lived in various towns and villages of the country, then learned to draw, and pointed out in the questionnaires in the column “Nationality” is “Ukrainian”.
In the end, at the moment:
Another famous doctor and yet another reason for discussions between the two countries. The surgeon and the scientist-anatomist, naturalist and teacher, a Professor, the Creator of the first Atlas of topographical anatomy. Born in Moscow, but of fifty years of scientific, medical and teaching activities, a large part spent in Ukraine, where he died in 1881.
Family scientist decided to save the body for the history of medicine. At the moment it embalmed. In February 2018, Vinnitsa, scientists were able to find money for its preservation.
Every five to seven years to examine the body and conduct ribaltabile.
Famous artist born in Chuguev (Kharkiv province). Repin referred to as one of the key figures of Russian realism. However, there are also other opinions:
“What kind of civilization we brought the world. How many unique masterpieces from Tripoli we gave the world. How important it is to have a national Cathedral and to say that Repin, Ripa is a Ukrainian national artist, Tchaikovsky, Chayka is a Ukrainian composer, that Dostoevsky is a Ukrainian writer, “in 2016, said the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.
Naturally, all the aforementioned people is only part denoting the overall situation. Because, in parallel with them, there are discussions about the health Amoz, about the legendary wrestler Ivan Poddubny… Even the famous football player Oleg Blokhin in Russia is sometimes called the “our history”.