The Royal Janitor
“For Carpatho-Ukraine must have been the shortest-lived state in history. It existed for a mere 24 hours, declaring its independence from Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939 and was formally annexed by Hungary one day later.”
I have spent hundreds of hours researching the source of my last name. Today, March 15th. I believe I found it. We came from Presov. In following Victoria and Starfish to Russia, in a fictional way, I was doing some research and learned why I am so uprooted and ungrounded. Why do I fight?
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Chapter The Mountain Girl
No sooner was Starfish and Victoria on the Russian plane for Moscow, then The Wizard appeared out of nowhere and with a Q-tip got a sample of starfish’s saliva off the shoulder of John von John. In three hours he had captured the Rus Savages DNA and submitted it to Ancestry.com. The first thing that struck him was Starfish was related to Andy Warhol, and, about six hundred people located at the base of Mount Shasta.
“What the hell is going on here? Oh my God! Does Putin know, and, BAD has been outsmarted? Starfish, is now in his hands? What have I done? Today is March 15th.”
The Wizard now recalled what Starfish said to him during their interview.
“I am The Mountain Girl of the Carpathian Mountains. My ancestors could see Czechoslovakia from the top of our mountain. I have Boho blood.”
The first written mention is from 1247 (Theutonici de Epuryes). Several authors derived the name from Hungarian: eper (strawberry). The theory was questioned in the 1940s and newer Slovak works suggest a derivation from Slavic personal name Preš/Prešä and its later phonetic adaptation (introduction of e before the initial consonant group and removal of the suffix, the original form then ceased to exist). Strawberries[a] depicted on the coat of arms of Prešov are not necessarily determinative, the Latin name Fragopolis (strawberry city) is only a modern translation.
People from Prešov are traditionally known as koňare which means “horse keepers”.[b]
Carpathian Ruthenia[a] (Rusyn: Карпатьска Русь Karpat’ska Rus’; Ukrainian: Закарпаття Zakarpattia; Slovak and Czech: Podkarpatská Rus; Polish: Zakarpacie; Romanian: Transcarpatia)[b] is a historic region on the border between Central and Eastern Europe, mostly located in western Ukraine‘s Zakarpattia Oblast, with smaller parts in easternmost Slovakia (largely in Prešov Region and Košice Region) and the Lemko Region in Poland.
During the Middle Ages the region was part of Kievan Rus’.[dubious – discuss] Before World War I most of this region was part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In the interwar period, it was part of the First and Second Czechoslovak Republic. During World War II, the region was annexed by the Kingdom of Hungary once again. After the war, it was annexed by the USSR and became part of Soviet Ukraine.
It is an ethnically-diverse region, inhabited mostly by people who regard themselves as ethnic Ukrainians, Rusyns, Lemkos, Boykos, Hutsuls, Hungarians, Romanians, Slovaks and Poles. It also has small Jewish and Romani minorities. The most commonly-spoken languages are Rusyn, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, and Polish.
Born in Bohemia on 1851. Wensel Braskewitz (Prescowitz) married Christine Marie Roth and had 3 children. He passed away on 1921.
Jean Hus was born into a poor farming family and studied theology at Prague University.
Carpatho-Ukraine’s most famous son is one Andy Warhol, the pop artist who pioneered the concept of ’fifteen minutes of fame’. Could the tragicomic history of his ancestral homeland have inspired him?
For Carpatho-Ukraine must have been the shortest-lived state in history. It existed for a mere 24 hours, declaring its independence from Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939 and was formally annexed by Hungary one day later. Predominantly inhabited by Ruthenians (Ukrainians), Subcarpathian Ruthenia (or Transcarpathia) came to be the very tail-end of the snake-like post-war construction known as Czechoslovakia after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918.
Russia on Tuesday imposed sanctions against a wide range of American officials, including President Joe Biden, marking another escalations in tensions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the West as Russian military forces continue their invasion of Ukraine.
According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the government is adding the following individuals to a “stop list,” barring them from entering Russia: Biden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Biden national security adviser Jake Sullivan, CIA Director William Burns, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, deputy national security adviser Daleep Singh, USAID Director Samantha Power, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Adewale Adeyemo and US Export-Import Bank President Reta Jo Lewis.
The “stop list” also includes other non-governmental individuals, including the President’s son, Hunter Biden, and former US presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The move is largely symbolic as it seems unlikely that members of Biden’s administration would be traveling to Russia any time soon as the US and its allies move to punish Putin and members of Russia’s elites for invading Ukraine. Biden and his administration have ruled out potential meetings with Putin and have questioned whether he is seriously interested in a diplomatic solution to the war.
The foreign ministry said the sanctions were a response to sanctions issued by the US in recent weeks, which were a part of the West’s larger tactics to counter Russia’s military actions in Ukraine.
The statement called the sanctions “an inevitable consequence of the extremely Russophobic course taken by the current US Administration, which, in a desperate attempt to maintain American hegemony, has relied, discarding all decency, on the frontal constricting of Russia.”
The Russian government suggested more sanctions were to follow, with the black list expected to expand to include “top US officials, military officials, lawmakers, businessmen, experts and media people who are Russophobic or contribute to inciting hatred towards Russia and the introduction of restrictive measures.”
The foreign ministry also relayed in its statement that the Russian government does “not refuse to maintain official relations if they meet our national interests, and, if necessary, we will solve problems arising from the status of persons who appear on the ‘black list’ in order to organize high-level contacts.”