Ukraine's True History: 10 popular misconceptions about Ukrainian history

Russia has been leading a centuries-long quest to distort Ukrainian history in an attempt to deny Ukrainians the right to choose their own fate.
In the first episode of the Kyiv Independent’s new series – “Ukraine’s True History” – we explain and debunk the 10 most common misconceptions about Ukrainian history that Russian propaganda has been spreading for years.

Read the story here: https://kyivindependent.com/10-popular-misconceptions-about-ukrainian-history-debunked/

This material is funded by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting within the program “Ukraine Forward: Amplifying Analysis.”
The program is financed by the MATRA Programme of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine.

Producer and scriptwriter: Iryna Matviyishyn
Illustration, animation, sound: Hanna Naronina
Narrator: Anthony Bartaway
Story editors: Oleksiy Sorokin, Olga Rudenko, Toma Istomina
Opener: Illustration by Alina Radomska. Motion design by Anastasia Nevmerzhytska.
Project coordinator: Anna Yakutenko

00:00 – Intro
00:35 – Myth 1: Moscow is the legitimate successor of Kyivan Rus
01:35 – Myth 2: Ukrainians and Russians are one people
02:50 – Myth 3: Crimea is Russian
04:10 – Myth 4: The Holodomor famine was result of bad harvest
05:37 – Myth 5: Communism was a good idea with bad implementation
06:40 – Myth 6: Ukrainians are ‘Nazis’
07:51 – Myth 7: Russia liberated Europe from the Nazis
08:38 – Myth 8: Ukraine is divided: east vs. west
09:27 – Myth 9: Ukraine is a project of the West
10:21 – Myth 10: Ukraine is culturally poor

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Photos used in a video:
Maximilian Clarke/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Oleksandr Gimanov / AFP via Getty Images
Photo by Narciso Contreras/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
AFP via Getty Images
Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images
Ukrainian Mission to EU/Twitter
President’s Office/Telegram
Honchar Museum
Holodomor Museum

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