Word of the Year Named in Ukraine

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

7th January, 2016


The most popular word of the past year, 2015, in Ukraine was – “blockade“. This conclusion was reached by creators of the online dictionary of modern Ukrainian language and slang, reported Ukrainian newspaper “Vesti”.

“It has long been known that the word that was actualized in the Ukrainian language in September this year, quickly became one of the main themes of Ukrainian public debate, – the authors of the draft noticed.

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Among other words that also achieved the attention of citizens of Ukraine in 2015:

corruption, immigrants, visa-free regime

Authors of the project said declining interests in 2014 were:

volunteer, annexation, war, ATO, quilted jackets

The most popular word in 2014 was “cyborgs“,  2013 – “Euromaiden“.

Earlier, the coordinator of the so-called blockade of Crimea, Lenur Islyamov, talked about changing the format of the action. According to him, it will be formed from the battalion of the National Guard with the APU and with the security forces for joint protection of the borders of the peninsula.

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