Krot wrote: the author belongs to the ukrainology department of University.
It is the constant subject for jokes of my Ukrainian friends.
Yeay ukrainian people don't need this. Bourgeoisy in ukrainian state need it, as they collaborate for so long (still now) with russian power that they have to show they are "true ukrainians", and too they want to gather people in their government and need History to hide their collaboration. So, ukrainian History is officially joke, not very serious.
Everyone who did not collaborate with 'Soviet' power was killed, and who collaborate had to speak russian, so ukrainian people learned to hate the russian language (my few ukrainian sex workers friends become angry and hate when someone says they speak russian). Even with White tsarism, ukrainian didn't so hate the russian, Red tsarism did learn them to hate Russia.