These are the problems:
- Moscow was saved from Mongol destruction, unlike Kiev, because of those deep woods. Moscow became the preserve of Russian culture, while Kiev embarked on a long journey of estrangement from Rus’.
- All of the buildings shown are built in the style known as Ecclesiastical Baroque, they all come from the seventeenth and eighteenth century when Kiev was under Russian rule.
- It is a common trope of the Svidomites to point out the antiquity of Kiev over Moscow but the old Kiev has little in common with the modern Ukrainian state.