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Twitter bursts up after Netflix calls Yaroslav the Wise a “ruler of Northern Russia”

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November 22,2022 1980
Twitter bursts up after Netflix calls Yaroslav the Wise a “ruler of Northern Russia”

The streaming giant Netflix triggered an avalanche of criticism after it had called Kyivan Prince Yaroslav the Wise the “warrior ruler of Northern Russia,” announcing on Twitter the release of the second season of its “Vikings: Valhalla” series.

Netflix later deleted the tweet, but sarcastic comments never cease coming.

“Seriously? You think you’ll get out of this by removing a tweet? C’mon, we’re not that stupid. Change your script and apologize,” demands Tamila Heptinh.

“Show me Russia on the map of the timeline you are talking about. Why not Southern Belarus then?” asks Mykola.

Many people posted maps of that time to show that there was no Russia when Yaroslav the Wise ruled over Kyivan Rus. There was also much mockery.

Others even sent Netflix pictures of two-hryvnya banknotes bearing an image of Yaroslav the Wise as proof.

Generally, people were offended that such a mistake could happen when Russia was raining Rus-Ukraine with missiles, trying to eradicate Ukrainians, take their lands and appropriate their history.

 

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