Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to recognize the citizens of Ukraine as native speakers of Russian

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved the recognition of citizens of Ukraine and Belarus as native speakers of Russian without examinations. This status affects the receipt of a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. This is stated on the website of the Russian government. Thus, the status of a native speaker of the Russian language gives the right to

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What can Ukraine expect from Canada’s federal election?

EDMONTON, Canada — As Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21, the Ukrainian government may be wondering how a potential change in leadership could alter relations with Kyiv’s closest overseas ally.   Among the numerous parties represented on ballots across the country, there are six with enough legitimacy and reach to take part in nationally televised debates, and only three —

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Photographing a disused aerodrome can get you jailed for 12 years in Russia if you’re Ukrainian

The oldest of the Kremlin’s Ukrainian political prisoners is now 63 and will be 70 before he is released if Russia has its way.  Viktor Shur has been imprisoned since December 2014, after being held without access to a lawyer or his family until he had ‘confessed’ to spying charges. Shur is the son of a well-known Chernihiv art collector,

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