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Twitter War: Anne de Kiev, Reine de France


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This has been yet another fight the Russians started and the Ukrainians won. But Pavlo Klimkin’s observation on the Russian alternate reality is possibly the most important: “The problem with Russia is not about trying to «expropriate» the figure of French Queen Anne of Kyiv but truly believing her to be Russian.”


Putin Attempts To Rewrite History: Anne de Kiev, Reine de France – To Inform is to Influence Putin seemingly has no shame.  Putin attempted to make something Russian which is French and originally from Ukraine.  A few hours earlier and Macron would have chewed him a new one, he doesn’t tolerate juvenile delinquents. It seems like “little boy” Vladimir was caught and is now getting his bottom tanned with a cane. It wasn’t…

Anne de Kiev, Reine de France, Part Deux – To Inform is to Influence When Putin attempted to “kidnap” Ukrainian history by absconding with Anne de Kiev and transforming her into Anna de Russia, he created a maelstrom.  It strongly sided against Russia. Russia has been trying to rewrite history, but there are some things even Vlad the Prick of St. Petersburg (not the more famous Florida city, either),…

Russia and Ukraine got in a Twitter fight. There’s a Simpsons GIF. – Vox A strange incident that has roots in the 11th century.

Ukraine tweeting a ‘Simpsons’ GIF at Russia is peak 2017 politics Ukraine decided that tweeting a ‘Simpsons’ GIF at Russia’s Foreign Affairs account would properly usher the nations’ feud into the digital age.

And Now, a Brief Explanation as to Why Russia and Ukraine Are Fighting on Twitter: | Foreign Policy Russia and Ukraine are engaged in a heated Twitter back-and-forth featuring some facts, several emoji, and a Simpsons gif. What happened is this: On Monday, in his meeting at Versailles with French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned a royal Anna of Russia. He was referring, of course, to Anna, daughter of Kievan Rus Prince Yaroslav the Wise. She became French royalty when she married King Henry I Capet in 1051. The short version of why this is a problem: Russia traces its Orthodox, tsarist roots back to Kievan Rus — which is located in what is today Ukraine. That’s a problem for Ukraine when it means that the Kremlin downplays or doesn’t acknowledge its historical origins are in Ukraine, or insists Ukrainian history is actually Russian imperial history — by, for example, saying that the woman they whom remember as Anna of Kiev, is actually Anna of Russia. And how else would a diplomatic dustup like that play out? On Twitter, of course. This isn’t the first time a symbol of the past has become a point of present contention for Russia and Ukraine. In 2011, Russia published a map charting the places of origin of beloved fairy tale characters — including Kolobok, a pastry who rolls through the forests and tries to avoid befalling the fate that one would imagine most buns in the wild meet. The map also laid Russian claim to Ilya Muromets, a folk hero, and Kurochka Ryaba, a hen who lays golden eggs. All of which would have been magically delightful, except that Ukraine claims Kolobok, Ilya Muromets, and Kurochka Ryaba as its own. That Russia and Ukraine fought over who created the Slavic gingerbread man and are now exchanging tweets over a princess from a thousand years ago sounds silly — until one remembers that they’re involved in a very real war involving national sovereignty and Russia’s ultimate relationship to Ukraine, a war that has killed over 10,000 people so far.This isn’t the first time a symbol of the past has become a point of present contention for Russia and Ukraine. In 2011, Russia published a map charting the places of origin of beloved fairy tale characters — including Kolobok, a pastry who rolls through the forests and tries to avoid befalling the fate that one would imagine most buns in the wild meet. The map also laid Russian claim to Ilya Muromets, a folk hero, and Kurochka Ryaba, a hen who lays golden eggs. All of which would have been magically delightful, except that Ukraine claims Kolobok, Ilya Muromets, and Kurochka Ryaba as its own. That Russia and Ukraine fought over who created the Slavic gingerbread man and are now exchanging tweets over a princess from a thousand years ago sounds silly — until one remembers that they’re involved in a very real war involving national sovereignty and Russia’s ultimate relationship to Ukraine, a war that has killed over 10,000 people so far.

Russia and Ukraine quarreled on Twitter due to Princess Anna Yaroslavna. With gifs and in English Between the English-speaking twitter accounts of Russia and Ukraine on May 30, there was a squabble over the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin about Princess Anne, daughter of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, said at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then Putin said: “The enlightened French public knows about the Russian Anne – Queen of France; The youngest daughter of our great prince Yaroslav the Wise was the wife of Henry I and made a significant contribution to the development of France, being one of the founders of at least two European dynasties – the Bourbon and Valois – one of which still rules in Spain. ” The statement evoked the reaction of Ukrainian politicians; President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said , in particular, that Yaroslav the Wise was an “ancient Ukrainian prince”, and Putin tried to “steal his daughter in Russian history” with his statement. On the afternoon of May 30, the “official Twitter” of Ukraine ( presumably conducted by the staff of the presidential administration) made the same key, noting the “official account” of Russia (it is maintained by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in the entry.

Ukraine / Україна on Twitter: “When @Russia says Anne de Kiev established Russia-France relations, let us remind the sequence of events https://t.co/nBKhQdyKql”

Ukraine / Україна on Twitter: “@Russia You really don’t change, do you? https://t.co/HDfS9A8jWZ”

Ukraine responds to Putin’s claim of Reine de France Anna being Russian Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to mislead the French by calling Reine de France Anna &ldquo;Russian&rdquo;, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian presidential administration Dmytro Shymkiv wrote on Facebook. News 30 May from UNIAN.

Pavlo Klimkin on Twitter: “The problem with Russia is not about trying to «expropriate» the figure of French Queen Anne of Kyiv but truly believing her to be Russian.”

Russia tries to “steal” Ukrainian historical figures for its history – Poroshenko President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that Russia uses all methods to impede Ukraine on its way to Europe. “The Kremlin, stricken with chronic Ukrainophobia, was playing mean tricks on us. It used all available resources: money, propaganda, lies, intrigues, intelligence structures, influence groups. Anti-European populist forces inside the European Union, who used bureaucratic clues and created new ones, played to it,” he said in his address on the occasion of the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement by the Parliament of the Netherlands. According to him, all this was done for the sole purpose of “making it impossible to ratify the Agreement, bury it and accordingly stop the course of Ukraine to reunite with the European family.” “It is a reunion, as we were part of it in the history. By the way, since the time of the ancient Ukrainian prince Yaroslav the Wise and his daughter Anna Yaroslavna of Kyiv, whom, literally yesterday, Putin tried to steal for Russia’s history in front of Europe,” the president said.

Poroshenko, Putin tried to kidnap Anna Yaroslavna President Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine was reunited with the European family. He said in his address on the occasion of the decision of the Senate of the Netherlands on ratification of the Agreement on Association between Ukraine and the EU. He stressed that the Russian authorities are using anti-European populist forces within the Union in every way tried to prevent the reunification of Ukraine and Europe. “It is a reunion, because historically we have been a part of it … By the way, since the old Ukrainian Yaroslav the Wise and his daughter, kievan Anna Yaroslavna that just yesterday, Putin tried before the eyes of all Europe steal in Russian history ,” – he said. As you know, May 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Paris that the French-Russian relations began with the marriage of the daughter of Prince Yaroslav the Wise “n” Anna Yaroslavna of Henry I in 1051. Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv said that Russian President Vladimir Putin “tried to mislead” the French. Ukrainian Pravda

Ukraine and Russia Trade Barbs Over Twitter – YouTubeThere’s a new trend in modern diplomacy. Today’s social media-filled world has seen governments talk not only via diplomatic channels but also through Twitte…

Putin’s ‘appropriation’ of medieval Ukrainian princess reflects more than historical arrogance | EUROMAIDAN PRESSEuromaidan Press | In Paris, Vladimir Putin said that “the enlightened French public knows about the Russian Anna, queen of France, the younger daughter of our Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise who was the wife of Henry I and who made a significant contribution to the development of France being one of the founders of a minimum of two European dynasties.”

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