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Ukraine turmoil deepens linguistic divide

Russian speaking areas likely to be upset with decision to repeal laws that gave special protection to language.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2014 07:12
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Ukraine's deepening political crisis is not only playing out on the streets, but also in the cultural and literature arena, as its 46 million population are spilt between ethnic and linguistic lines.

Russian speaking areas will likely be upset by the new parliament's decision to repeal laws giving special protection to their language. 

Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Kharkiv, the former capital of Ukraine, when it was part of the Soviet Union.

 

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