Tag: Latinization

Calls for Latinization of Ukrainian Alphabet On ‘Civilizational Grounds’ Anger Russians

November 19, 2014

Staunton, November 14 – Renewed calls by some Ukrainians to shift the alphabet of their national language from one based on Cyrillic characters to a Latin-based script in order to escape from the influence of Moscow and be closer to the West has infuriated Russian nationalists, who say that there is no chance Ukraine will […]

Latinization of Russian Street Signs Leading to Confusion or Worse

October 28, 2014

Staunton, October 28 – Russian officials are beginning to implement a law requiring that street signs be written in Latin script as well as Cyrillic by 2018, and the results so far in central Moscow are far from encouraging given that people now have to “Идти по ulicza, свернуть на street и выйти на ploshhad’,” […]