Russian spreads like wildfires in dry Ukrainian forest
Relying on a 2011 survey by Kyiv-based Razumkov think tank, the above map shows which parts of Ukraine could adopt Russian as a "regional" language and designates which parts of the country have already done so.
The Russian language is swiftly gaining official status as a “regional” language across eastern and southern regions of Ukraine.
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