• Stepyko Myhailo
  • Nakonechnyi Viacheslav
Keywords: national identity, politicising ethnicity, political Ruthenians, separatism, Transcarpathia, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Poland.


The article analyzes manipulative content Neo-Ruthenians aimed at distorting the process of formation of the Ukrainian national identity of the inhabitants of the Transcarpathian region on the basis of shared citizenship, promotion of civil rights and freedoms, constructing a consolidated democracy and creating conditions for the full and harmonious development of the cultures of all ethnic groups of Ukraine. Shows the destructive potential of political Ruthenians to national security of Ukraine, especially in connection with the use of the ethnic factor to influence the policy of Ukraine, the threat of separatism.


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How to Cite
Myhailo, S., & Viacheslav, N. (2018). MODERN RUTHENIANS: ETHNOPOLITICAL PROJECT OR THE CRISIS OF THE UKRAINIAN NATIONAL IDENTITY. Strategic Priorities, 42(1), 39-46. Retrieved from