The country of Moksel, or Muscovy


July 5, 2022

"The Land of Moksel, or Muscovy" is a research novel by Volodymyr Bilinsky on a historical theme in three volumes, where, based on Russian and foreign historical sources, the author tries to refute the official version of the history of Russia. Bilinsky criticizes the theses of some Russian and Soviet historians, according to which Kyivan Rus is the cradle of three Slavic peoples, putting forward the statement that the origin of the Russian nation is not connected with the Slavs, but with the Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples. In 2011, the book was awarded the prize named after Ivan Franko in the nomination "For the best scientific work in the information field".


For the first time, the three-volume book was published by Olena Teliga Publishing House in 2006 in Russian under the title "The country of Moksel, or the discovery of Velikorossii". It was preceded by Volodymyr Bilinsky's publications in periodicals, the books "The Country of Moksel" (2002) and "The Discovery of Great Russia" (2004). In 2008, a three-volume book was published in Ukrainian under the title "The Land of Moksel, or Muscovy". In 2011, the State Television and Radio Committee nominated Volodymyr Bilinskyi as the laureate of the award named after "Moxel Country, or Muscovy" for the edition. Ivan Franko in the nomination "For the best scientific work in the information field".

General characteristic

In his trilogy "The Land of Moksel, or Muscovy", Volodymyr Bilinsky claims that such famous Russian imperial historians as Karamzin, Solovyov, and Klyuchevsky created the mythology of the Great Russian state, and in particular the statements according to which: Russians are Slavs; The Rostov-Suzdal-Ryazan land was part of the Great Kyivan Principality; Prince Yury Dolgoruky founded Moscow in 1147. Prince Alexander Nevsky was born in 1220 and took part in the battle on the Neva River with the Swedes in 1240, as well as in the battle with the Germans and Estonians in 1242 on Lake Chudsky. The Battle of Kulikovo in 1380 freed the Principality of Moscow from the power of the Golden Horde.

Book one

The prologue of the book serves as a quote: The first book consists of four parts: Part one. "Velikorosy". Part two. Where does Moscow and Muscovy come from? Part three. The beginning of the "collection of Russian land". Epilogue. Modern heirs of the Golden Horde. In this book, myths about Alexander Nevsky are refuted.