How russia was stealing and rewriting history in its favor for centuries [English subs]

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russia has been using history as a propaganda tool to advance its political interests for centuries. russia employs the historical myth of descent from Kyivan Rus to claim a millennia-long history and justify territorial claims on neighboring countries, argues in the first episode of the “Great russian Lie” series.

russia asserts special geopolitical rights to Europe by exploiting the historical theme of victory in World War II, creating a myth of a unified, russian, victorious people. russia has already printed myriads of textbooks where historical facts are manipulated to fit its political narrative.

So why can you still find the term “Kievan russia” in Western encyclopedias as of 2023? Why does the study of Eastern European history remain so russia-centric?

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