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Odesa City Council to hold extraordinary session on language policy

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Aug. 10, 2012, 2:49 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Odesa City Council will hold an extraordinary session on language policy in the city on Tuesday, August 14.
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Odesa City Council will hold an extraordinary session on language policy in the city on Tuesday, August 14, according to the council's media liaisons department.

The session will consider only one question – the implementation of the provisions of the Ukrainian law on principles of state language policy in the city of Odesa.

As reported, on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed the law on principles of state language policy and instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to set up a working group to develop proposals to improve legislation on the use of languages in Ukraine.

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Andrew Colias Aug. 11, 2012, 7:28 a.m.    

All the Russians and Ukrainians I've asked assure me both languages are so similar that I'm left wondering what the big deal is. This sounds more like a squabble that would make the ancestors of both Russians and Ukrainians laugh scornfully at their descendents.

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Mykhayl Aug. 12, 2012, 9:05 a.m.    

Only when you have a conversation in front of a mirror.

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