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Ruthenia



Introduction of Ruthenia
Former autonomous region, now constituting theTranscarpathian oblast, in the Ukraine. A latinizedform of the word “Russia,” it was used in the MiddleAges when the princes of Galicia declared themselvesthe kings of Ruthenia. It was later used by Austria-Hungary to designate the Ukrainian inhabitantsof the northeast Carpathian Mountains. After1918 it was the name given to the easternmost provinceof Czechoslovakia. In 1945 all Ruthenianswere included in the Soviet Ukraine.Former autonomous region, now constituting theTranscarpathian oblast, in the Ukraine. A latinizedform of the word “Russia,” it was used in the MiddleAges when the princes of Galicia declared themselvesthe kings of Ruthenia. It was later used by Austria-Hungary to designate the Ukrainian inhabitantsof the northeast Carpathian Mountains. After1918 it was the name given to the easternmost provinceof Czechoslovakia. In 1945 all Ruthenianswere included in the Soviet Ukraine.

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