The very fact of erecting a monument to the Kievan Rus' prince Volodimir the Great is, first of all, an indicator of a number of important civilizational and geopolitical circumstances.

Russia's aspiration to control Ukraine cannot be explained completely сonsidering the issue only in terms of pragmatic geopolicy. This aspiration proves once again that Moscow has not abandoned its claims to the legacy of Kievan Rus. Most part of the history of Russian statehood is nothing else than a history of exploitation of a stolen historical myth. It seems that Moscow instinctively tends to control Ukraine. In this it can be compared with a thief, who always returns to the place of theft.

The fact that a monument to a Ukrainian medieval monarch has been established in the hart of Moscow during the undeclared war with Ukraine indicates that the Kremlin doesn't want to give back the stolen, on the contrary, it has chosen another formula to justify its geopolitical claims. Nevertheless, Ukrainians are gradually regaining what belong to them. Even though there is a number of claims to the history course program in Ukrainian schools, a chant which can be roughly translated as "Glory to Kievan Rus', Novorossia sucks" has become quite popular in Russian-speaking cities throughout eastern Ukraine. That means that self-definition as descendants of the great medieval Kyiv Empire has become one of the markers that help Ukrainian people to resist the onslaught of pseudo-Russian "Russian World."

Following Dmytro Dontsov we can define the war in Donbass as a fight for the right of primogeniture in Eastern Europe. Unfortunately we cannot claim that the current political elite of Ukraine in the vanguard of this process as well as some part of Ukrainian society, which often shows its passivity and unreadiness to perform an important historical mission. But the battle continues, it is embedded in the core of our history, geography and mentality.

I'm very far from such banalities as the "Moksel state*," and i'm not going to impose a Finno-ugric image upon Russians. The medieval Kievan Empire was one of the factor that had contributed to formation of the Russian nation (as well a the Roman empire had become a factor in shaping of the Portuguese, French and Romanian nation).

* "The state of Moksel or Moskovia" - a historical and documentary research in three volumes by Volodimir Bilinsky, in which, basing on Russian and foreign historical sources, the author disproves the official version of the history of Russia. In his work mr Bilinsky rejects the prevailing theory in Russian and Soviet historiography that Kievan Rus' is allegedly a cradle of each of three east Slavic nations and proves that the origin of the Russian nation is not associated with Slavic, but primarily with Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples.
The history of most nations is a complex interwoven of a number of ethnic, cultural and political events and phenomenons, and Russian are not an exception here. But Moscow's attempts to arrogate what primarily belongs to Ukraine it is nothing bu a crime against the very truth, by which the Moscow state turns itself into a monster that brings discord into the Eastern Europe space and the whole Northern Eurasia. And the fact that the monument to Volodimir the Great will stand against the background of the Kremlin's red stars perfectly illustrates the disgusting nature of these efforts. 

Undoubtedly, Russians have genes of the ancient Kyiv. However, in order to protect this gene from mutation and help it to be reborn Russian people must get rid of false claims and political structures, have been formed basing on these claims. It is necessary to demolish all red starts from the Kremlin's towers in order to make the monument's appearance at least a bit natural. It must be clear as the sun at noonday for every Russian, who wants to see its nation as a part of the family of European nations.

The confrontation between Kyiv and Moscow it is not just an interethnic conflict or a struggle between the two historical rivals. It is a struggle in which stake is welfare and order in whole Eastern Europe. Kyiv is to become a plastic surgeon, whose mission is to correct the deformity of the political and cultural space.

The monument to Saint Volodymyr in Kyiv dedicated to the Great Prince of Kyiv Vladimir the Great built in 1853. It is the oldest sculptural monument, a dominating feature of Dnipro's slopes and one of the city's symbols.
An image of the Volodymyr the Great at the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome with the Tryzub - an ancient symbol of the Kievan Rus which has historically become a coat of arms of modern Ukraine