“The Project of Joining Part of the Little Russia Region to Kyiv Province” by Hryhoriy Galagan and Its Ideological Context

Ковальов, Євген Аркадійович (2022) “The Project of Joining Part of the Little Russia Region to Kyiv Province” by Hryhoriy Galagan and Its Ideological Context Київські історичні студії (1(14)). pp. 116-123. ISSN 2524-0749

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Abstract

The article analyses a hitherto unpublished source for studying the history of the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine during its stay in the Russian Empire – a note by Ukrainian public figure Hryhoriy Galagan (1819–1888) on the need to join part of the Little Russia (Left Bank Ukraine) to Kyiv province, written in 1857. It is shown that Galagan sought to use this measure to facilitate the penetration of the Right Bank Ukraine under the auspices of the imperial administrative structures of the “Little Russian nobility”, i.e. Poltava and Chernihiv nobles of Cossack foremen origin, with the assimilation of right-bank Polish landowners. It was found that this note by Galagan could be based on ideological and political traditions of the reign of Catherine II – and the unifying “mixing” of different ethnic groups within one administrative space in the spirit of Enlightened Absolutism, and at the same time using imperial power resources to develop linking geopolitical problems taking into account the interests of the Ukrainian elite, such as the policy of O. A. Bezborodko. It is established that the ideаs set forth in Galagan’s note found a response in the discourse of the period of the January Polish uprising of 1863–1864, in particularin the journalism of the Moscow Slavophile Ivan Aksakov, a close friend and ally of Galagan. The article can be useful for researchers of Ukrainian socio-political thought in the mid-19th century.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hryhoriy Galahan; nobility; Kyiv province; Little Russia region; administrative-territorial structure.
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра історії України
Depositing User: Євген Аркадійович Ковальов
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2022 09:52
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 09:52
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/42021

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