Breaking History: Ukraine ISN'T Russia

Title: It's Complicated - The Russian-Ukrainian Historical Relationship

Dates: 9th century CE - present day

Era in History: All the Russian Empires, the Soviet-era, and modern day

Summary: The war in Ukraine has been surrounded by propaganda and missing information. We are here with the history of Ukrainian and Russian relations to help you fill in the blanks. Like all history - and all relationships - it's COMPLICATED.


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