Language law signed. Now what?


Aug. 09, 2012 22:41
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People gather near the Verkhovna Rada on July 30 to protest against legislation adopted earlier this month that elevates the status of the Russian language in many of Ukraine’s regions.
Photo by Ganna Bernyk

Despite signing into law on Aug. 8 a measure that gives the Russian language official regional status in many parts of Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych’s administration vows changes to placate critics who fear the legislation threatens use of the Ukrainian language.

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