Ukraine-Crimea-Georgia–the West and Russia

The dividing line of the Roman Empire from 395, confirmed by the schism between Catholic and Orthodox Christianity in 1054, is reflected in Ukraine’s extremely complex history. Odessa is in the West, Donets in the East, Ukrainian in the West, more Russian in the East. And Kiev–origin of Russia, Rus–the capital, in the middle. One split in two, two united in one: both true.