On the Internet office of the Verkhovna Rada included the text of the bill according to which the name " Rus "and derived from it "Russia" are symbols of the historical territory of Ukraine. The document proposes to introduce a ban on their use for naming the territory of the Russian Federation.
"a bill to ban the use of the historical name of the territory of Ukraine and derived from her words as the name or a synonym of the Russian Federation, the application of such names to refer to the present territory of the Russian Federation or any part thereof registered in the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday.
the initiator of the bill became the people's Deputy from the Radical party Oksana Korchinsky." One manifestation of such unfriendly "Imperial policy" of the Russian Federation regarding Ukraine is the use of the historical name of the territory of Ukraine, " Russia ", " Rus ", the official name of the Russian Federation ", – is written in the explanatory note." however, "Russia" and / or " Rus "is the historical name of the territory in which is located the modern Ukraine, and its use as an official synonym of the Russian Federation is an aggressive reminder to the citizens of Ukraine About the "temporariness" of Ukrainian statehood, and the encroachment on state sovereignty of Ukraine ", – Ukrainian state elected officials." The name " Rus "and derived from it "Russia" is a universally recognized name of present Ukraine. The current district of the Russian Federation never, to a new time, was foreign sources and local residents nor the " Rus " or " Russia ", – report in the Verkhovna Rada." The adoption of the draft Law will help protect the national interests of Ukraine, historical and cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people, the preservation of Ukraine's independence, the restoration of the historic and social justice, as well as the consolidation and development of the Ukrainian nation, its historical consciousness, traditions and culture, – Ukrainian state elected officials. The bill posted on the Internet office of the Verkhovna Rada. The bill was announced on 3 July. On the first day of the week in Kiev presented a new historical Atlas of Ukraine publishing house " Mapa ", About "three thousand years of history" of the country." We must not forget that the history of Ukraine – is the last 3 thousand years, and 1 million years before – the prehistory of Ukraine. In the Atlas there is a vision of the Ukrainian lands from the moment of their human population, about 1 million years ago", - has told on presentation of the historian and member of the Institute of archaeology of NAS of Ukraine Vitaliy Otroshchenko.