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Ukrainian expert: nationalism in the study of history was fed from the USA

Go to mediabankSchool history textbook in Ukrainian. File photoKHERSON, Oct 5The nationalist bias in the study of history in Ukraine was actively fueled in the post-Soviet years by materials prepared in the United States, and the peak of nationalism occurred in the period after the Maidan and 2014, Ukrainian nationalist historian from Kherson Oleksiy Patalakh, who was detained for nationalist agitation in social networks in time of the referendum.” In the 90s, I received from the chairman of the nationalist organization “Union of Ukrainian Women” a number of magazines published by Ukrainian emigration – “Ukrainian Free Cossacks” – first in the USA and later in Canada. The Ukrainian “Union of Ukrainian Women” was a copy of the emigrant organizations with the same name: Canadian, American, Argentine – from all countries where there was Ukrainian emigration, and was purely nationalist in nature. These magazines have been published since the 60s of the last century – first in Chicago, there was one of the centers of emigrant Cossack organization “Ukrainian Free Cossacks”, which fought against the Soviet Union, and then with Ross ey”, Patalah said.The historian compared the youth policy of Kyiv with the schemes of the “Hitler Youth” According to him, the nationalist literature smuggled from the United States in Ukraine was constantly reprinted, and in addition to the Cossack figures of the 16th-17th centuries, such magazines glorified Ukrainian accomplices of Nazi Germany, for example, the commander of the Ukrainian National Army * (UNA *) Pavel Shandruk, who, after the defeat of his division during the Great Patriotic War, fled to America. “There were also such publications as” Messenger of the Combatant “, stories about the division (SS – ed.)” Galicia-2 “, also came across propaganda anti-Soviet newspapers published in New York … And they were not only anti-communist, but also anti-Russian nature, which drove a wedge between Russians and Ukrainians,” Patalakh said. At the same time, he emphasized that the main nationalist influence from the West began after the Maidan, “when the spontaneous revolt of youth was used by nationalist organizations in the interests of a new customer.” “After 2014, in In Kherson, massive nationalist organizations began to be created, among which was the so-called self-defense,” Patalakh said, noting that he himself joined one of these cells. In general, according to the historian, the nationalists constantly sought to make the history of Ukraine artificially more ancient, did not hesitate to resort to outright falsifications and long-known fake theories. “At one time they began to exaggerate the topic of the Veles Book, the evidence of which I do not see and do not believe in its authenticity. Nobody saw the original book and the original tablets (Fyodor – ed.) Izenbek. The task was to lengthen the history of Ukraine until 1917, there were such attempts. The fact is that the Ukrainian diaspora republished the Book of Veles at one time, and during independence it was introduced almost into the course of Ukrainian history,” Patalakh explained. written on tablets kept by the white émigré artist Fyodor Izenbek – recognized by most historians and linguists as a falsification. *The organization is recognized as extremist and banned in Russia seized literature promoting Nazism in one of the schools


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