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New York Times: Political maneuvering stalls language bill in Ukraine

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July 7, 2012, 9:47 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by New York Times

Opposition protesters shout slogans and beat the drums during the march in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 5, 2012. About 1,000 opposition activists were rallying in the capital of Ukraine on Thursday to protest legislation upgrading the status of the Russian language. The Ukrainian parliament passed the bill Tuesday that would allow the use of Russian in courts, education and other government institutions in Russian-speaking regions of the country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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MOSCOW — The Ukrainian Parliament refused on Friday to accept the resignation of its leader and instead adjourned for the summer, leaving uncertain the fate of a contentious bill that would allow local and regional governments to grant official status to Russian and other languages, in addition to Ukrainian.

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kpxoxol July 7, 2012, 7:05 p.m.    

The orange losers who make funny noises on the streets are PITIFUL AND INSIGNIFICANT MINORITY, heh, heh, heh :D

"Director of the Kyiv-based Center for Political and Conflict Studies Mykhailo Pohrebynsky said at a press conference on Friday that about 20% of Ukrainians support the position of "ousting the Russian language from official use" in Ukraine.

"All that the opposition is currently doing is defending the position of a minority of Ukrainian citizens, while a majority calls for raising the status of the Russian language. All this hysteria, hunger strikes and so forth are the result of this, and I think this is an example of totalitarian thinking," the analyst said."

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