Russian National Party

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The Russian National Party, founded in 1900,[1] was a political party created by Western Ukrainian Russophiles in the Austro-Hungarian Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria to represent their interests.[2] It represented radicalization among western Ukrainian Russophiles towards the end of the 19th and beginning of the twentieth centuries, promoting the standard literary Russian language without local linguistic features and conversion to Russian Orthodoxy.[3] The Russian National Party had ties to Russian nationalist parties in the Russian Empire and received subsidies from the Russian government.[4] Its members actively helped the Russian administration during its rule in western Ukraine during the first world war.[3]

In parliamentary elections it was a member of the Ukrainian parliamentary association of the Austro-Hungary.


  1. ^ Paul Robert Magocsi. (2002). Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press pg. 51
  2. ^ Orest Subtelny. Ukraine: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  3. ^ a b Ronald Grigor Suny, Michael D. Kennedy. (2001)Intellectuals and the Articulation of the Nation." Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. pg. 130
  4. ^ Orest T. Martynowych. (1991). Ukrainians in Canada: The Formative Period, 1891-1924. Toronto: University of Toronto, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, pp.16-17