Ruthenia

Ruthenia

[roo-thee-nee-uh, -theen-yuh]
noun
a former province in E Czechoslovakia.
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Ruthenia (ruːˈθiːnɪə)
 
n
Also called: Carpatho-Ukraine a region of E Europe on the south side of the Carpathian Mountains: belonged to Hungary from the 14th century, to Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1939, and was ceded to the former Soviet Union in 1945; in 1991 it became part of the newly independent Ukraine

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