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I have repeatedly stated that the Russian Empire directly participated in the creation of synthetic, artificial nations - Armenians and Ukrainians in the XIX century.
Russian historian and political scientist Oleg Kuznetsov told this to Axar.az during his comment on similarities between events in Ukraine and Armenia.
According to the expert, the Armenians were created as a tool against the geopolitical aspirations of the Ottoman Empire in the Black Sea region, and the Ukrainians were always against the Polish nationalism of the Euro-Hungarian Empire:
"Both Armenians and Ukrainians do not have an ancient history as they claim, the history of these two nations is the product of scientific fantasies of St. Petersburg professors in the second half of the 19th century. Their literature and literary language did not exist half a century ago.
Indeed, both are marginals among the peoples living in the neighborhood, which first was thought to be a piece of meat thrown in front of someone in order to reach imperialist ambitions but then subsequently forced into a flock. These two ethnic groups gained their last form in the 30s of the last century thanks to Soviet power, which actively promoted Armenian and Ukrainian languages in the territory of the USSR. Neither the Armenian nor the majority of the Ukrainian people used their language before this incident."
Kuznetsov believes neither Armenians nor Ukrainians can't summarize their evolution as a nation:
"That is why they demonstrate aggression against the people they have left in the recent past. In Ukrainians this is against Russians, while in Armenians this against the Turks. Nationalism is a self-denial tool for them."
Stating that the political processes taking place in Armenia and Ukraine are not unusual, the historian considers former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is similar to the former president of Armenia, Serge Sargsyan, and present Armenian president Pashinian is similar to Zelensky. Because Pashinyan and Zelensky rely on to almost three quarters of the population, in the legal language, to the absolute majority.
"The Pashinian regime in Armenia is now stable, because it is committed to a tradition known from the ancient Roman era - the basic requirement of the nation: bread and circus. I think that in the near future the country's domestic policy is not expected to be in danger. So, if we say that, what is happening in Ukraine will continue with the Armenian scenario, we will not be mistaken."
2019.04.26 / 17:21