Only Possible in Partnership With Russia
the present and look into the future, we need to turn to history”.
Ukraine has a special significance for students of Helena P. Blavatsky, for the Russian thinker and main founder of the modern esoteric movement was born in Ukrainian territory. Her biographer Sylvia Cranston wrote:
“Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was born close to midnight in the early morning of August 12, 1831, in the Ukrainian town of Ekaterinoslav (Glory of Catherine), which was built for Catherine the Great. The Russians renamed it Dnepropetrovsk in honor of Peter the Great and the river that flows through it, the Dneiper.”
“The Dneiper has special significance in Russian history. It was along this river, the second largest in Russia, that the Rurik dynasty grew. By the eleventh century the Rus state centered at Kiev stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The river became a major route to Constantinople (now Istanbul).”
“The river has important religious associations as well. It was at Kiev that a descendant of Rurik, the reigning Prince Vladimir, newly converted to Christianity, ordered his people to be herded into the Dneiper while priests administered mass baptism. Vladimir was canonized for converting pagan Russia to the Christian faith.” 
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