Piotra Murzionak: The place of Eastern Slavic Belarusian-Ukrainian civilization among other civilizations
(Abstract, magazine “CULTURE, NATION”, June 2017, issue 18, pp.82-91)
Along with the evidence for the existence of a distinct Eastern Slavic Belarusian-Ukrainian Civilization its place among other civilizations is discussed. Most of civilization classifications assign Belarus and Ukraine to Orthodox or Eurasian/Russian or Eastern civilization – different name of the same civilization. But that is a moot point. In our opinion, Belarus, and Ukraine together form a distinctive Eastern European Slavic civilization and as a sub-civilization belongs to the Western, but not to the Eurasian civilization. We have a number of arguments to support this statement including historical, ethnic, religion, and mentality aspects, and commonality with Western civilization. We believe that the Slavs who migrated to Eastern Europe in the fifth to ninth centuries, for various reasons, formed later two civilizations – Eastern Slavic (Belarusian-Ukrainian) and Eurasian.