News from Ukraine: Speaking only Ukrainian - no Russian language for three weeks

12:57 Sep. 4, 2016

Speaking only Ukrainian - no Russian language for three weeks

A figure on the monument to Kiev city founders dressed in Ukrainian National costumes named vyshyvanka at the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, 19 May 2016, as Ukrainians celebrate the Vyshyvanka Day (Getty Images)

Kyiv brings together participants of first Ukrainian language marathon 

Participants of the first Ukrainian language marathon met in Kyiv on September 3.

The initiative is seeking to offer the Ukrainian language immersion programme for three weeks - that is, the participants should abstain from using the Russian language in all spheres of life.

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The participants took part in quizzes and competitions testing their knowledge of philology and history.

Also, the organizers explained how to switch to Ukrainian on a daily basis, stick to Ukrainian and get rid of Russian words, speak better Ukrainian and enrich one's vocabulary.

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Nearly 5,000 people got registered for the Ukrainian language marathon. The programme will last another two weeks.

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