Tag: Little Russia

‘Khokhol’ Offensive to Ukrainians and Should Not Be Used in Public, Moscow Scholar Says

July 7, 2015

Staunton, July 4 The word khokhol must not be used “in official or public speech,” Aleksandra Olkhovskaya of Moscow’s Pushkin Russian Language Institute says, because it denigrates those to whom it is applied and thus is offensive. It can only be used, she says, when those employing it know those with whom they are speaking. […]

Ukraine’s Fate Rests with ‘Denationalized Russian-Speaking Slavs,’ Moscow Expert Says

May 27, 2014

Staunton, May 25 – “There is no inter-national or inter-ethnic conflict in Ukraine” today, according to a Ukrainian specialist at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Instead, he argues, that country is “divided between those who have acquired a national self-consciousness and those who have not yet done so.” In an article prepared for an upcoming […]