The term "Ruthenia" may mean significantly different things, dependent on time period and subject. The word "Ruthenia" is a Latin rendering of the ancient place name "Rus".

In European manuscripts dating from the 13th century CE, "Ruthenia" is used to describe lands of the Ancient Rus, ie, parts of Eastern Europe.

Today, the historical territory of Rus is formed with part(s) of the lands of Belarus, northern Ukraine, western Russia, small parts of northeastern Slovakia, and narrow strips of eastern Poland.

Read more about Ruthenia:  Early Middle Ages, Late Middle Ages, Cognate Word, Fictional Usage

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Prykarpattia - See Also
... Kievan Rus' Principalities Kiev Chernihiv Halych Volhynia Red Ruthenia Pereyaslav Medieval epoch Red Ruthenia Galicia–Volhynia Bełz Voivodeship Bracław Voivodeship Czernihów ...
Red Ruthenia
... Red Ruthenia (Latin Ruthenia Rubra or Russia Rubra, Ukrainian Червона Русь, Chervona Rus, Polish Ruś Czerwona, Ruś Halicka, Russian Червоная Русь, Chervonaya Rus) is ... such as the fact that nothing is known about the Green Ruthenia and the Black Ruthenia is located to the west from the White Ruthenia ... Since the 10th century the Red Ruthenia was a territorial dispute between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Ruthenia (Kievan Rus), each claiming its own ...
Ruthenia - Fictional Usage
... leaders being held to try and stave off the impending World War is held in a castle in Ruthenia ...
Carpatho-Ukraine - History
... For early history see Carpathian Ruthenia. 1938 (by which Czechoslovakia lost much of its border region to Nazi Germany) Carpathian Ruthenia and Slovakia declared their autonomy within Czechoslovakia ... The autonomous Carpathian Ruthenia (officially known as Subcarpathian Ruthenia until then) changed its name to "Carpatho-Ukraine" soon afterwards, in November 1938 ...