Someone is trying to turn language into an issue yet again. What are they doing and why?
|10 July, 2019||Politics|
The language bill, passed by the Ukrainian parliament in the end of April, has had many important aspects left out. Many of those were important features that would allow this legislation to enable effective Ukrainisation of the public sphere in Ukraine
|10 January, 2018||Society|
Why Ukraine cannot yield to the pressure from its neighbors and how it can protect the state language
|20 May, 2014||Politics|
If Ukraine’s top officials are unable to adequately assess the fatal outcome of their efforts in compromise seeking with Russia for Ukraine, they have no right to head the country. If they do realize the danger of the linguistic concession they are about to make, they should be treated as actors in the Russian cultural and language expansion in Ukraine who intentionally undermine its constitutional order and national statehood
|17 October, 2013||Society|
College students in Odesa campaign against Ukrainophobia in local high schools
|13 September, 2012|
In the minds of Ukraine’s leadership and entire political class sits a deep conviction that eastern and southern Ukraine does not understand or accept Ukrainian and that the language irks and outrages everyone there, meaning it is better to not even speak it in those regions.
|31 August, 2012||Politics|
Recent developments signal that the Kolesnichenko-Kivalov language law is aimed at the renewed Russification of all Ukrainians regardless of their ethnic backgrounds
|30 August, 2012||Culture|
Dagmar Ostrzhanska: “People need something to identify themselves with. What should it be? Language of course!”
Dagmar Ostrzhanska, director of the Czech Centre in Kyiv tells The Ukrainian Week of Czech-Ukrainian cultural relations, the Ukrainian art underground and the language inactivity of our compatriots.
|28 August, 2012||Politics|
On Solving the Language Issue
|23 August, 2012|
Over the past twenty years, everyone has begun to get used to thinking that they could all be identical citizens of this country. That peaceful co-existence of different languages was possible. We have waited a long time for the civilized times to come. Now, the difference once again has a chance to grow visible.
|3 August, 2012||Politics|
After signing the language bill Mr. Lytvyn will now turn into a politician who is completely under the control of the government which will drop him at the first opportunity.
|23 July, 2012|
Contemporary Ukrainians reject the imperial civilisation that is identified by the Russian language
|21 July, 2012||Politics|
The position of the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker on the language law, regardless of his motivation, will determine his political future and his place in Ukrainian history
|20 July, 2012||Politics|
During the protests in front of Ukrainian House the government has once more used the scenario of the soft, yet consistent narrowing of citizens’ rights to protest. The criminal cases are a perfect tool for pinpoint strikes against the most proactive protest participants.