As promised, some thoughts on recent events in Ukraine — and the transformations they have brought about — in The King’s Review:
Much has been written about Ukraine lately, as commentators continue to offer competing interpretations of the recent complex and gruelling events in this diverse and dynamic Eastern European country. Rather than recount the chronology of these events, this piece discusses a new voice that has emerged in the country in response to its current realities, but has not yet received much international recognition. This manifold presence springs from a set of semantic changes to the thesaurus of the nation, which – over the course of several months – has expanded to encompass Russophone Ukrainians. In Ukraine’s new semantic landscape, speakers of the Russian language have assumed an important position: one at the forefront of the nation’s response to international discord. [more]
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