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on April 6, 2015 in World News

Up Until 19th Century ‘Ukrainians’, ‘Russians’ Spoke a Single Language

Up Until 19th Century ‘Ukrainians’, ‘Russians’ Spoke a Single Language Modern Russian and Ukrainian languages are creations of the 19th century. Earlier East Slavs spoke a single language common to ancestors of Russians and Ukrainians both This article originally appeared at New Cold War When can we define the emergence of the Ukrainian language? For sure, our nationalists (as well Russian nationalists) try to trace the origins of language as far back in history as possible in order to support present-day political agendas. But when we speak about Russian and Ukrainian in the XVII century – it’s like speaking about… View Article

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