Millennium of Russia monument (erected 1862) in Novgorod
Today, in Kiev, the Local Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the schismatical body headed by Denisenko: editor’s note) shall gather in honour of the 1,020th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia. However, Philaret, the head of the so-called “Patriarchate of Kiev”, declared on the eve of the session that the council intends “to introduce a ‘correction’ to the concept of ‘Rus’, for today, Moscow says that Rus refers to Russia and not the Ukraine”.
He claims that the correction shall be introduced on the basis of old chronicles, particularly those of Nestor the Chronicler. Various news agencies reported that Philaret said, “Ancient chronicles testify to the fact that in the 9th and 10th centuries Rus included the contemporary Ukraine, a part of Byelorussia, the States, and a part of Poland. There was no such city as Moscow then, but, and today…
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