a conventional name of the Soviet Union.
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Language debate sparks fistfight in the Ukrainian ParliamentIn 1991, after 69 years as a Soviet Republic, Ukraine became an independent state. Today Ukraine’s only national language is Ukrainian, even though many citizens still speak Russian. In the Ukrainian Parliament last week the President Viktor Yanukovych’s party proposed a new law to make Russian the second official language in the eastern regions of Ukraine (where much of the population is Russian-speaking). (The pink …
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