Ukrainian Russophiles - Rusynophilia


The Russophile tradition persisted in the portions of Galicia west of the Dukla Pass, resulting in the formation of the Lemko-Rusyn Republic. Metodyj Trochanovskij continued to espouse the Rusyn national identity, up to the start of World War II. Karpatska Rus', a Rusyn language newspaper published in the United States avoided any suggestion that the Lemkos were a branch of the Ukrainians.

Call for a Lemko autonomus region in Poland persisted at least until 1989, with a Rusyn than a Russian orientation.

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