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“It may look weird [to foreigners], but each person understands the
other perfectly well,” says Misha Reutsky, an unemployed marketing
executive in Kyiv.

But
the delicate linguistic balance achieved since Ukraine, with a
population of 45m, won independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union and
its centuries-long overlord, Moscow, could be upset. The ruling party of
President Viktor Yanukovich is pushing through a contentious bill
giving enhanced rights to Russian speakers.

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