December 9, 2004 by AK

No article for Ukraine

Though they used to say “ukraines,” it’s “Ukraine” now — for speakers of English as lingua franca.

But Russian is likewise both the native language of dozens of millions in Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia, the Baltics, and the main lingua franca in the former USSR. Will Ukrainian Russian branch off from Muscovite Russian — and how soon, and how far?


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