• Lyudmyla Yursa
Keywords: rusnaks, ruski yazyk, codification,language


The article analyzes the activities of the cultural figure Yevmeniy Sabov. He lived in Transcarpathia in the second half of the 19th century. During these times, people in Transcarpathian suffered a complete isolation from the Ukrainian general-liberation movement, as it was part of other states. The views of Yevgeniya Sabova were influenced by the Muscophile currents. In his writings, he used etymological spelling with additions of Church Slavonic vocabulary. Yevemiy Sabov wrote the grammar, which was approved by the Hungarian government, and also it was used by Ukrainians in the schools of Prashivshyna. The views and activities of Yevmeny Sabov became the basis for the pseudoscientific theories of modern neorusins. From the middle of the 19th century, the situation in Transcarpathia was quite complicated. After all, the almost centuries-long separation of Transcarpathia from the all-Ukrainian movement led to the complete isolation and engagement of the autochthonous population of Transcarpathian lands. Yevmeniy Sabov as a Greek Catholic priest. He studied at gymnasiums of Uzhgorod, Mukachevo, Prysheva. For some time he was a teacher of the Russian language at the Uzhgorod Gymnasium and later moved to Vinogradov.He became an archdeacon. He defended the separation of the local language version from the Ukrainian literary language. The basis of native language was seen in the pagan language, which had its origins, according to E. Sabov, from the Russian language and Transcarpathian dialects. E. Sabov was co-founder of the newspaper «Nauka». In the interwar years he became one of the most influential people of the Russophile movement in Transcarpathia. Creativity of E. Sabova is tiled with Church Slavonic, paganism and versatile vocabulary of Transcarpathian dialects.

How to Cite
Yursa, L. (2019). THE EVOLUTION OF JEVMENI SABOV VIEWS. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (5(73), 252-254. Retrieved from