How do you say Belarus in your language?
>white Russia republic
that's funny for some reason... i'm sorry
Russia is literally the Latin term for Rus', Rus(s)+ia, like Italia or Hispania, Hellenic term being Rossia. Ruthenia was just a poor transcription of Russia.
From c. 16th century you had three Russias, Great, Little and White. You could argue Muscovite state should not claim the mantle of Rus, or Greater Russia, or Russia, but thats a whole lot different from arguing todays meme-lands of "Belarus" and "Ukraine" are somehow special Ruthenian snowflakes.
"Ruthenian" in its modern currency was Austohungarian term for Little Russians or "Rusyns" living in A-H. These werent just in Galicia-Podolia or Bukovina, some live in todays Serbia (pic rel). In fact, outside of Banderist memeland, some Rusyns maintain the name. And are not butthurt in the least by being "Little Russians", as the term is, imagine, geographical, with no connotations of buttblasted sarmatian inferiority.
But new generation of russians are not commies.
They even don't know how is it to be in commie country because they born long after ZSRR colapsed.
We can't blame them to for sins of their fathers and grand fathers.
Yeah this is that same like saying "all serbs are genociders" that is not true. There is a lot serbs who born after Srebrenica.
No, Belarusians hate russians. (except eastern part of the country)
>Not wanting Ivans dead on the principle of the thing.
In Asia each cardinal direction is associated with a colour.
east - green
south - red
west - white
north - black
So White Russia means Western Russia, just like Red Russia is Southern.