Whenever, an eavesdropping scandal erupts in Ukraine, an axiom is revealed. The Ukrainian elite uses Russian when in private, and hence the employment of Ukrainian in public is hypocritical and goes against nature.
Efforts to promote Ukrainian at the expense of Russian are really aimed at harassing the lower class idiots. The children of Ukrainian elite speak Russian and get their education in West European languages.
And therefore I think that any attempts to elevate the Ukrainian language are futile, and they will lead to further fragmentation and destabilisation of the Ukrainian society.
I have republished the video of the recording that might have cost Oleksiy Honcharuk, Ukraine’s prime minister, his seat. I shall give it English subtitles over the weekend…
The video features a discussion the Prime Minister had with a representative of the central bank about the unnaturally high exchange rate of the Hryvnia which is killing the industry. But I care little about that, note the language of the discussion. What do I hear?
Is that… NO… that’s RUSSIAN!
Let me get this straight, the Ukrainian parliament recently legislated that Russian language instruction in schools be banned. (good luck getting Crimea and Donbass back after this) But here we hear two top officials in the country using Russian.
You will hear these officials speak Ukrainian when addressing the
idiots, I mean the nation. They will be reading that off paper or teleprompter. Behind close doors however…
If you think some other swine, like Petro Poroshenko, is any better at this. Think again, I have secret recordings of him too on my YouTube channel.
I don’t even hear a word of Ukrainian from this super-patriot. Not a peep!
This will be a bit of troll post… but you are free to prove my data wrong.
Roughly ten years ago, in 2008, Gallup conducted a study in FSU, where they offered the respondents to complete a survey, either in the native language, or in Russian. Look at how Ukrainian faired:
83% of respondents opted to do the survey in Russian.
And now check out what Google Trends tells us. If you compare the word “Ukraine”, first spelled in Ukrainian, that is “Україна”, and then spelled in Russian, that is “Украина”:
You can try it yourself at Google Trends, and you will get similar results. Google Trends data correlate with the findings of Gallup.
There is a reason why Ukrainian requires quotas on radio and tv, why teaching in foreign languages like Russian or Hungarian is legislated against, and why so little quality literature comes out in Ukrainian. And we may be seeing that reason above…