I have already mentioned this. The noble Cossack propaganda will not convince me or any sane thinking person. Perhaps if you are some type of idealist, who believes that ideas create reality not that reality creates ideas. Myths are essential for the creation of a national ethos. Every nation has its myths but they are the reaffirmation of ideals which we have lost or want to attain.
I do not accept any of the premises of professor Dimitry Pospielovsky.
Most Russian historians show a general ignorance of the internal workings of the Polish Crown in the First Commonwealth (I Rzeczpospolita) and our general mentality. In Russia, since Ekaterina the Great, all history has served ideology. I like how prof.Pospielovsky transposes the modern concept of "gouvernment" to the First Commonwealth. I think that the reason most historians who write in English about the I Commonwealth, point to the generally anarchistic nature of Polish politics and the powerlessness of the King. Any Polish historian will tell you that the King gave out many decrees but the majority were never implemented. It was not uncommon for even the Sejm (Parliament) to declare a statute and to have it not reaffirmed by the local parliaments of the voivodships(sejmiki).
An objective Russian historian would be placed in the psihushka or be a dissident persecuted by the Putinist regime. The majority of Russian emigrants view Russia with awe, yet they do not view anything wrong in the oppression of minorities and the nonrecognition of separate cultural, ethnic identities such as the Belarusian and Ukrainian ones. The pan-Slavist note of the Russian nationalist ideology, assumes that all Slavs are the servants of the Russian nation and thus, they should accept the "cultural superiority" of the Russians and accept their culture as their own. This Panslavist doctrine is easy to refute, because everyone knows that a Pole and Serb are not Russian. Although the Russian ideology views these separate, independent Slavic cultures as inferior, worthless creations which should be done away with. The Russian schemes to unite the South Slavs, to expand their sphere of influence and make all of these Central European states into their vassals, which will blindly accept the Russian culture and reject their own traditions, has proved insufficient. Therefore, the Russian ideology, the history which it creates to back itself up, is BANKRUPT.
I like Orthodoc's threat to Roman Catholics at the end. Truly Christian..