The map is surprisingly close to the borders of Kyiv Rus 1000 years ago. At that time, the area of present-day “Russia” was a province of Rus. And, according to Friar Willial Rubruck, that area was ethnically different from Rus and wore the name of ‘Moxel‘. More details on extremely important but little-known facts about Kyiv Rus are in the “Gardariki, Ukraine” e-book. There are NO “Russia’s historic lands” in the area of present-day Ukraine.
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