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Odesa City Council: Russian receives status of regional language in Odessa

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Aug. 13, 2012, 1:07 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Deputies of Odesa City Council have approved an instruction on the implementation of the law of Ukraine on the principles of the state language policy in Odesa at a special sitting on Monday and gave Russian language the status of a regional language in the city.
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ODESA – Deputies of Odesa City Council have approved an instruction on the implementation of the law of Ukraine on the principles of the state language policy in Odesa at a special sitting on Monday and gave Russian language the status of a regional language in the city.

According to the city council's instruction, from now on the Russian language may be used on the territory of Odesa as a regional language in offices, official documents, at schools and universities, for advertising and in the municipal toponymy.

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AL BALA Aug. 13, 2012, 2:59 p.m.    

claimed that Christ the Savior Cathedral had become a tax haven for a variety of for-profit businesses.

In previous court filings, the watchdog group noted that only 7% of the Cathedral space was used for religious purposes, the other 93% being used for a dizzying array of businesses, including a scientific research center, an employment agency, an auto body shop, political consulting agency, and a seafood market.

http://nftu.net/watchdog-group-nominates-patr-kirill-for-nobel-prize-in-economics/

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AL BALA Aug. 13, 2012, 5:30 p.m.    

Putin has never been bashful of openly promoting these links, though the Constitution clearly defines Russia as a secular state. In a recent example cited by Simon Shuster in Time magazine on Aug. 2, Patriarch Kirill told Putin during a meeting at Moscow's St. Daniel Monastery in February that Putin's decade-long rule was a "godly miracle." Putin returned the favor by saying, "We must move away from the primitive notion of separation of church and state."

Read more:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/the-laughingstock-of-the-world/466354.html#ixzz23R8GIURK

The Moscow Times

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Mykhayl Aug. 13, 2012, 4:16 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~

Like a smuggler's port, thy will speak any language the pirates need.

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Mykhayl Aug. 13, 2012, 4:55 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~

Like a smuggler's port, thy will speak any language the pirates need.

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Boico Aug. 13, 2012, 5:03 p.m.    

Let’s see if Ukrainian will be official at the sometime, so will be visible every ware other language is used! Every document should have two sides, one with official language to make sure average Ukrainians at first is offer constitutional version. If process goes different way will be discriminatory to Ukrainians and illegal at the sometime. Undercover inspector can easily validate that process.

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kpxoxol Aug. 13, 2012, 5:26 p.m.    

Finally the oppressed majority in E Ukraine can use it's native language officially in their own lands stolen by Khrushchev and artificially incorporated in Ukraine.

The progressive industrialized E Ukraine and Crimea carry the W Ukraine turds on their backs. Time the to make the W Ukraine beggars work for the money and speak the language of their employers - the super duper Russian language.

Of course the bastardized polish the orange idiots call "Ukrainian language" will be used too in public places like public toilets and on the back side of the documents written in Russian, heh, heh, heh :D

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Philip Larmett Aug. 14, 2012, 8:07 a.m.    

KPXoxol, do you delight in being an agent provocateur?
Or do you think your level of debate is the correct one in Ukraine?

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myron kry Aug. 14, 2012, 10:35 p.m.    

Pure unadulterated bigotry at its best. I'm sure your relatives were on the administering end of the Holodomor.

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Boico Aug. 13, 2012, 7 p.m.    

Intelligent Russians understand if not to Ukrainian they still will speak some Mongolian mix with Finland language and never will belong to Europe. Today despite massive French language influence Russian still is regional and from now on will only degrade and end with oil and gas, so in about 20 to 30 years. Sorry but you choose wrong way to finds friends.

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AL BALA Aug. 13, 2012, 8:40 p.m.    

I do not want to engage in the discussion as to how to interpret such indexing. You may develop your own view. If you need some more information follow the links above.

I want to you to think about this: Meanwhile the false state-tags are deleted and former statements such as

“born 1982 in Lvov Region (RUS)”
“born 1981 in Zhitomir region (RUS)”
“born 1992 in Ukraina Region (RUS)”
now read

“born on Lvov Region”
“born in Ukrania Region”
etc.

In the current, sensitive, situation, i’m really surprised and wondering why the russian federation officials in the Olympic committee didn’t just name the current states, just as everybody else does? what is wrong with (UKR) etc?! does that tell use something about russia’s perception of independent post-soviet states – as evident by not naming them – is indeed a malevolent brain is behind all this…??? Is this just an example for Russia’s typical manner of communication?

http://speakandspark.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/russia-versus-principles-of-cooperative-communication/

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carl Aug. 14, 2012, 3:14 a.m.    

It is after 3:00 am i deserve a bonus for my labors. Odessa has been a Russian city from the start. Also many members of Union of Russian People- the Black Hundred were from Ukraine. There should be no more language battles Ukrainians and Russians have mixed together for too long.

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Mykhayl Aug. 14, 2012, 6:34 a.m.    

Mixed?
Contaminated.

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cedrik Aug. 14, 2012, 8:04 a.m.    

There is a simple way to solve all the hair pulling and teeth gnashing. Put the language law to a vote for the Ukrainian people. As it stands now, the approved law is relatively simple. All official documents are still in Ukrainian. With 'official local status' the documents are then available to a citizen in the his/her local language also.
Perhaps someone can tell me why this should not be so? It is common practice in EU and USA.

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Philip Larmett Aug. 14, 2012, 8:09 a.m.    

Please remove the comment by KPXoxol from this thread. It includes profanity and is an insult to half of the Ukrainian population.

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 4, 2012, 6:39 p.m.    

Kiev is the 3rd largest Russian speaking city in the world
Although Ukraine declared its independence in 1991, most Kievites continue to speak Russian in their everyday lives.

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 4, 2012, 6:39 p.m.    

www.learnrussiankiev.com

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 4, 2012, 6:40 p.m.    

The best decision since 1991. Our native language will be saved! My heart is so happy that our native Russian language is now protected!

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 4, 2012, 6:41 p.m.    

God bless Odessa!

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