Category Archives: Education

New School Curriculum For DPR/LPR – Part III

Dear Readers: Concluding my triptych of posts on the new Donbass school curriculum, with this piece from last March, written by Elena Ostryakova.  At its founding conference in March, the Russia-Donbass Committee announced a project to “rehabilitate” and re-introduce into the … Continue reading

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New School Curriculum For DPR/LPR – Part II

Dear Readers, Continuing this post about preparations for the upcoming school year in the two Ukrainian Separatist areas of Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR).  A conference was recently held in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, by an organization called the … Continue reading

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New School Curriculum For DPR/LPR – Part I

Dear Readers: The beginning of the school year is not all that far away.  In the Russian world, school opens every year on September 1, but the planning begins much earlier. In the two political autonomies which have developed in … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part VII

Dear Readers: After some interesting discussions about the Science of Linguistics, it is time to come to a collective decision as to whether Ukrainian is an actual language (as the Ukrainian nationalists insist) or just a dialect of Russian (as the … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part VI

Dear Readers: Please bear with me just a little longer, we are almost at the point where we can “decide” whether or not Ukrainian is a full-fledged language on its own, or just a dialect of Russian.  But first we … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part V

Dear Readers: Where we left off yesterday, in our survey of the history of Scientific Linguistics:  We were talking about the very fruitful American school of Anthropological Linguistics, whose most famous figure was Edward Sapir.  Sapir was born in what … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part IV

Dear Readers: Yesterday we talked about Alphabets, and an interesting discussion ensued.  See, carbon-based humanoid units started tinkering around and inventing alphabets LONG before Scientific Linguistics was even a thing.  I guess you could call the invention of alphabets “applied pragmatic … Continue reading

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