On language discrimination within Ukraine
A thread about why many Ukrainians speak Russian and why it was not actually their choice but rather consequences of about 400-year #RussianColonialism. Today we'll review just some examples of how Russia methodically was banning 🇺🇦language and forcing Ukrainians to forget it. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/HIuxrLFdpc
The most part of the thread is basically or almost a Wikipedia article which is in English. Of course, an article in Ukrainian has more information.
If youʼre lucky to know or understand Ukrainian then you can try to watch Eugenia Kuznetsovaʼs channel on Youtube where is info about it. She also wrote a book about it at the end of previous year, but the new larger invasion happened, and many big bookmakers are in Xarkôv which is very close to border.
An another notice, those things are happening not only to Ukrainian. For compare you can read about Caucasus genocide. And other minor languages which under their control are still oppressed in many ways. For example, thereʼre even a phrase like write as Luorawetlat which means write so poorly.
I just realised I linked the wrong thread, although Sergey’s thread is also good and I meant to link that for more context.
Here’s the link I meant to submit: https://twitter.com/fermerzpolissia/status/1544624954519560192
Do you want me to change the link to that one?
Yea go for it.
For reference, old link: https://twitter.com/krides/status/1545911538250391554