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President Zelensky has mandated an examination of the proposition to rechristen Russia as Muscovy, an initiative which has garnered the endorsement of more than twenty-five thousand individuals.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has instructed Prime Minister Denys Shmygal to study the issue of the official use of the name “Muscovy” instead of “Russia” in the country. This follows from Zelensky’s response to a petition with a corresponding proposal posted on the website of the President of Ukraine.

The petition appeared in November last year. In mid-February 2023, she brand 25,000 signatures required for review. He also proposed replacing the word “Russian” with “Moscow” and “Russian Federation” with “Moscow Federation”.

“The issue raised in the petition requires careful study both in historical and cultural context and in consideration of possible international legal consequences. In view of the above, I have approached the Prime Minister of Ukraine with a request for thorough study, including with the participation of scientific institutions and informing me and the author of the petition of the results,” the President of Ukraine said in a response.

With a similar offer in 2020 spoke MP from the Servant of the People party Nikita Poturaev. According to him, each nation can decide for itself how to call its neighbors.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also referred to “Muscovy” and “Muscovites”. In December 2021, it saidthat NATO would like to turn Russia into Muscovy. And at the end of February 2023, in an interview with the Rossiya-1 television channel for Moscow. Kremlin. Putin,” he said, in the event of Russia’s collapse, which the West is aiming for, “the fate of many peoples of Russia, and especially, of course, the Russian people, may change dramatically.”

“I don’t even know if an ethnic group such as the Russian people can survive in the form in which it exists today. Well, there will be Muscovites, Urals and so on,” Putin noted.

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