No Ukrainian language in 1911 British encyclopaedia, but there Is the Little Russian dialect

From Fort Russ

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
12th April, 2016
 
Taken from zhenziyou [Another Livejournal blogger – O.R.] in “Ukrainian dialect of the Russian language and the New Russia – Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911, New York, USA
“The Russian dialects are divided into two main groups – large (Velikorusskij), including White (Belorusskij) Russian language and Little Russian (Malorusskij). The latter is spoken in a belt reaching from Galicia and the Northern Carpathians (see Ruthenians) through Podolia and Volhynia and the governments of Kiev, Chernigov, Poltava, Kharkov and the southern part of Voronezh to the Don and the Kuban, upon which Dnepr Cossacks were settled. To the south of this belt in “New Russia” the population is very mixed, but Little Russians on the whole predominate. In all there must be about 30,000,000 Little Russians.”
PS. In the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica the following was written:
“The Little Russian dialect claims to be a literary language; it has established this claim in Galicia (see Ruthenians), but its use as such is much restricted in Russia. The Little Russians differ from the Great Russians not only in language but in physical type, customs, domestic architecture and folk-lore; but though Russophobes have tried to prove that this is due to the Finnish element in the Great Russians, it cannot be substantiated, and the Little Russians, especially the descendants of the Cossacks, have no small Tatar element in them. For the last three centuries they have been under strong Polish influence, and this has had great effect upon the vocabulary but not much on phonetics or morphology…”

Thousands of Russian troops sent to Turkish border

From Fort Russ

15th December, 2015
Originally published at What Does It Mean on the 28th November by Sorcha Faal

*It was also reported here on the 14th December*
A stunning new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin states that President Putin, this morning, issued an order to the 58th Army Headquarters of the North-Caucasian Military District to immediately deploy “selected” regiments and brigades of Federation military electronic warfare, anti-aircraft, multiple rocket launcher, anti-tank, motorized rifle, and artillery forces to the Turkish-Armenia border—which in total comprises nearly 7,000 Russian troops now being put into full combat status.
According to this report, the legal authorization for this massive combat deployment is due to the joint Russian-Armenian missile air defense system agreement ordered to be signed by President Putin on 11 November and which will be finalized this week by Prime Minister Medvedev.
With Armenia now becoming a vital part of the Russian Joint Air Defense, this report continues, Federation military forces will now be able to counter threats from Turkey coming from that nations western border—which will mirror the air defense protections provided by Federation Aerospace and Naval forces on Turkey’s border with Syria that since being implemented this past week have seen both United States and Turkish aircraft completely cease flying missions against Islamic State terrorists in this war zone all together.
Important to note too about this Federation military deployment to Armenia, this report says, are that these forces will be protected, like their counterparts operating in Syria, with S-400 Triumf (NATO designation: SA-21 Growler) medium/long-range mobile surface-to-air missile systems and Krasukha-4 jamming platforms giving them near total air defense superiority over 85 percent of Turkish territory.
The Krasukha-4 broadband multifunctional jamming station is mounted on a BAZ-6910-022 four-axle-chassis and like the Krasukha-2, the Krasukha-4 counters NATO-Turkish AWACS and other air borne radar systems. The Krasukha-4, also, has the range for effectively disrupting low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and can cause permanent damage to targeted radio-electronic devices with ground based radars also being a viable target—which is, undoubtedly, MoD experts in this report state, the reason US and Turkish aircraft have fled from the skies over Syria.
Russia’s fearsome S-400 anti-aircraft missiles arrive in Syria.
Russia’s Krasukha-4 broadband multifunctional jamming station operating in Syria.
With the criminal Erdogan regime in Turkey continuing to support Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, this report further notes, President Putin’s order today to begin the deployment of Federation military forces to Armenia will protect that nations peoples from their barbaric Turkish enemies who just a century ago (1915-1917) massacred an estimated 1.5 million men, women and children in what is known now as the Armenian Genocide.
And to the great shame of the United States against these Armenia peoples too, this report grimly states, President Obama, this past August, and for the 7th year in row, broke his promise to them to acknowledge the genocide committed against them by Turkey.
The Federation, however, this report continues, is not only one of the 25 nations that has acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, this past week a bill was introduced into the Russian parliament on holding to account anyone who denies that the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces was “genocide”.
With Turkish President Erdogan having lashed out at Russia, Germany and France for recognizing the Armenian Genocide, this report warns, his actions against the Kurdish peoples in the Levant Region are even more troubling—especially since this past summer when he broke off all peace talks with them.
But to the Federations greatest fears of the criminal Erdogan necessitating the deployment of thousands of Russian troops to Turkey’s border, this report concludes, is his using of Islamic State terrorists to create for himself a new empire—and which he and his Prime Minister this past May (2015) made no secret of when they declared to the entire Islamic world:
 
[O.R: This information was confirmed by reliable sources who are close to both the Iraqi and Syrian armies, as well as Hezbollah, hence its publication on Fort Russ]

Russian Air Force launches 431 sorties against terrorists’ sites Nov. 26 – Dec. 4

From Syrian Arab News Agency
December 4, 2015

Damascus, SANA-A military source said on Friday that 12 oil refineries, 8 oil and gas extraction sites and 2 convoys consisting of 40 oil tankers of ISIS which were moving towards Turkish lands were destroyed in the past eight days.

The source added that the Russian Air Force, in cooperation with Syrian Air Force, launched 431 sorties against 1458 of terrorists’ sites in Aleppo, Idleb, and the countryside of Lattakia, Hama, Homs, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa since the26th of November.

The source added that 185 command centers, 109 arms depots, 2 workshops which terrorists were using to manufacture explosive devices, 23 training camps, 232 defense sites with a number of technical points and 887 terrorists’ gatherings were destroyed in the sorties.

On Thursday, the Russian Air Force destroyed a large arms depot in Morek town in Hama countryside while in al-Latamina area many terrorists’ leaders were killed during concentrated airstrikes against their gatherings.

A fortified position and 2 vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns were destroyed during the Russian sorties in Lattakia in addition to killing a group of terrorists’ leaders in Lattakia countryside.

The source added that an ISIS command center was destroyed along with all terrorists’ leaders inside it in Khneifis area in the southern countryside of Tadmour city (Palmyra).

http://sana.sy/en/?p=63468