Russian spreads like wildfires in dry Ukrainian forest

Belittled and oppressed in prior centuries, Ukrainian has made a comeback since the country declared independence from the USSR in 1991. It was granted status as Ukraine’s state language by a constitution adopted in 1996.

Ukraine’s political opposition and pro-Ukrainian language advocates fear that the language legislation could boost use of Russian, in turn reversing gains made by Ukrainian since 1991.

via Russian spreads like wildfires in dry Ukrainian forest.

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