Ilya is a cum laude alumnus from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts with a double major in International Affairs and Economics. During his studies Ilya concentrated his research on Ukraine’s relations with the EU and Russia already chipping in articles to the Kyiv Post. He was one of the main organizers of the Euromaidan in Boston. Throughout his life Ilya lived in England, Ukraine and five U.S. states. Kyiv Post’s business reporter can be reached at email@example.com.
Michael Flier is the director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. His research interests include Slavic linguistics and semiotics of medieval East-Slavic culture. In this Kyiv Post interview, Flier speaks of the structure and development of Ukrainian language and specifically of surzhyk. He shares his own research experience in the field and emphasizes the necessity of Ukrainian being the state language.
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