Ukrainian language

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Ukrainian language,

also called Little Russian: see Russian languageRussian language,
also called Great Russian, member of the East Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages). The principal language of administration in the former Soviet Union, Russian is spoken by about 170 million
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; Slavic languagesSlavic languages,
also called Slavonic languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Because the Slavic group of languages seems to be closer to the Baltic group than to any other, some scholars combine the two in a Balto-Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European
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About four out of every six people in Ukraine are ethnic Ukrainian and speak the Ukrainian language.
National anthems of Turkey and Pakistan were recited during the ceremony and Erdoy-an greeted the soldiers in Ukrainian language.
Moreover, 1,176 news publications are in the Russian language in Ukraine, whereas in Russia there are only seven newspapers and magazines published in Ukrainian language and there is only one broadcasting program.
In an edition for non-stop Ukrainian coverage, Poland's most influential newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, had special issues published in the Ukrainian language, showing its support in that way.
The Ukrainian language is close to that of Belarus, another country within Russia's sphere of influence.
Being a significant contributor to the development of modern Ukrainian language he authored a number of internationally recognized masterpieces: Haidamaky, Hamaliia, Nazar Stodolia, Zapovit, etc.
Separately, the integrity and retention of Ukrainian language and culture also represents a pillar of Svoboda's ideology.
Under the Russian empire, it was frequently banned: Catherine the Great put a stop to the use of Ukrainian at universities, Peter I banned the printing of books in Ukrainian, and the Russian Orthodox church took Ukrainian language manuals out of schools.
Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), national hero of Ukraine, presented the intellectual maturity of the Ukrainian language and culture through his work as a poet and artist.
He also emphasized on the dynamism, simplicity and clarity of Ukrainian language that facilitate translation procedures.
A Saturday afternoon school was also put on with local children learning about the Ukrainian language, literature, history and geography.
Alex Marunchak had been employed by the Metropolitan Police (MPS) as a Ukrainian language interpreter with access to highly sensitive police information.

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