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Oct. 11, 2012, 11:06 p.m. |
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 NEWS ITEM: On Oct. 3, Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin sent an open letter to the U.S. Congress in Russian. An unofficial English-language translation quickly circulated and got published online by the Kyiv Post the same day. Kuzmin didn’t take kindly to the error-filled translation. On Oct. 6, Kuzmin demanded and received an apology from the Kyiv Post. Kuzmin’s representatives released their own English-language translation only on Oct. 5. It is published word-for-word on page 5, with no changes, also a condition requested by Kuzmin's aide. Readers will note that the official translation also contains errors. Complete accuracy is sometimes a casualty of bilingual communication.


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