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RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s controversial language bill signed into law

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Aug. 8, 2012, 5:46 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by RIA Novosti

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday signed into law a bill granting the Russian language official status in about half of Ukraine’s regions. The approval of the document by the parliament triggered a number of protests across the country. In particular, a hunger strike and a mass protest were staged near the Ukrainian House in Kyiv following the vote.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday signed into law a bill granting the Russian language official status in about half of Ukraine’s regions. 

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