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The fight for Ukrainian language

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Nov. 14, 2012, 6:39 p.m. | Ukraine — by Daryna Shevchenko

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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Daryna Shevchenko

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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