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The RUSYNS Group: The Internet's premier place to discuss Carpatho-Rusyns (a/k/a Rusyns) and Carpatho-Rus'.

Information for Carpatho-Rusyns (aka Rusyns) from Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Croatia. [Other terms: Ruthenians, Rusyns (Rusyn), Rusins (Rusin), Rusnaks Rusniaks (Rusnak Rusniak), Carpatho-Russians, Ukrainians, Lemko / Lemkos, Bojkos / Boykos / Boikos, Hutsuls, "Little Russians", Hunkies.]

Discussions go beyond providing genealogical research help, that is beyond the simple collection of names and dates. Religion, culture, politics, macro history, and current events in Eastern Europe are frequently debated.

A. Proto-Carpatho-Rusyn Settlement Area (see map above)

Carpatho-Rusyn sub-groups (shown in hatched area) are:

1 - Galician Lemko-Rusyns and Presov-area Rusyns
2 - Boikos
3 - Transcarpathian Rusyns
4 - Hutsuls

(B) Rusyns in the Balkans ........http://www.carpatho-rusyn.org/vojv/

Group's moderators are: Laurence Krupnak (USA) (screen name Lavrentiy) and Danuta Wojcik (Canada)

Administrative boundaries as of 1998 map: Magocsi, P. R., ed. 1998. Historical atlas of East Central Europe. University of Washington Press.

Carpatho-Rusyn area delineation map (Draft) created on 9/14/2006, copyright 2006.

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