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The fight for Ukrainian language

Daryna Shevchenko Author: Daryna Shevchenko All articles by this author

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Nov. 14, 2012 18:39
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Ukrainian opposition activists gesture as they clash with riot police on July 4, 2012 during a protest in Kiev against a new language law.
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In a country long dominated by the Russian language, Ukrainians have struggled to defend their native tongue for centuries. But two decades of independence and official status doesn't mean the fight is over, with Russian often gaining the upper hand.

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