#Commentary of Miroslav Rudenko on more cynical attempts to stop using Russian language in Ukraine
Not so long ago, the network started to actively disseminate information about the banner, on which Ukrainian advertising experts compared Russian language with an infection that infects the central nervous system. It later transpired that the ‘masterpiece’ was drawn for one of the exhibitions in 2015. Notably, the authors made a mass of punctuation and spelling mistakes in this ‘installation’ in their mother tongue.
Why does the Russian language agitate Ukrainians? The answer is obvious: the Kiev’s implementation of consistent policy of Russian culture’s eradication is bearing its poisonous fruits. Ideas for the creation of ghettos for Russian-speaking people are being developed and bills are being drafted for the forced ukrainization of the population.
Teaching as well as books in Russian language, the screening of Russian films and the use of Russian websites are already prohibited. The Verkhovna Rada adopted a bill to strengthen the role of the Ukrainian language in all areas of society in June. And it is in addition to the fact that the absolute majority of the citizens of the country prefer to speak Russian language in their daily lives. This is evidenced by the mass of polls among the Ukrainians themselves. Speculation on this subject is therefore nothing less than the result of the Russophobic campaign being promoted in Ukraine by its western curators, who benefit from divisiveness within the society and enmity among citizens.
The fact is that the calls of the Kiev authorities to abandon the culture of the ‘aggressor state’ lay in the banal collapse of the domestic economy and the collapse of their own country. And If someone thinks that ‘adepts’ of Poroshenko can build something, look at the fact that they don’t even know their native language. Maybe it is not their mother tongue.
Miroslav Rudenko, the DPR People’s Council deputy