- This article is about the modern Polish-Lithuanian voivodeship of Ruthenia. For the historical region, see Ruthenia.
|— Voivodeship of Poland —|
|Nickname(s): Little Belarus|
Motto(s): Niech Bóg Nas Strzeże |
(Polish: May God Preserve Us)
Provincial song(s): "Serce Naszego Kraju, o Rusi"|
"Heart of Our Country, oh Ruthenia"
35,646.21 sq mi |
84.69/sq mi (219.35/km2)|
|Formation||August 2, 1945|
|Legislature||Ruthenian Regional Government|
|• Upper house||Ruthenian Regional Senate|
|• Lower house||Ruthenian Regional Assembly|
Anna Maria Łubosławski (SPL)|
Andrzej Pałowski (ZPL)
Alexander Kanachikov (PCD)
25 Sejm Members|
10 Christian Democrats
Central European Time |
UTC +1/UTC +2
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Ruthenia (Polish: Ruś, Lithuanian: Rutenija, Belorussian: рутэнія (rutenija)), sometimes called Rus or, archaically, Black Ruthenia, is a Voivodeship of Poland in the east of Poland-Lithuania. It is the 5th largest and 8th most populous voivodeship in Poland, and home to the greatest number of officially recognised minority languages and ethnic groups in Poland-Lithuania. As one of the six Polish voivodeships, Ruthenia is represented in the Polish Sejm and speaks Polish as its principle official language, along with Lithuanian, Belorussian, and Ukrainian as co-official or recognised regional languages.