A Ukrainian Thesaurus in Russian

As promised, some thoughts on recent events in Ukraine — and the transformations they have brought about — in The King’s Review

A Ukrainian Thesaurus in Russian

Much has been written about Ukraine lately, with commentators continuing 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 yet again, this piece discusses a new voice that has emerged within 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 semantics, the Russian language has assumed an important position: at the forefront of the nation’s response to international discord. [more]

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“East and West Together!” This project, popularized by hromadske.tv (an internet TV station) through its Facebook page, plays on common stereotypes: a girl in national dress represents the west of Ukraine, and a girl in working dress represents the east.

‘East and west together!’ This photography project, popularized by hromadske.tv (an internet TV station) through its Facebook page, plays on common stereotypes: a girl in national dress represents the west of Ukraine, and a girl in working dress represents the east. Both, however, sport the colours of the country’s flag.

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