Question: Is it OK to speak Russian in Ukraine?

Russian is the most common first language in the Donbas and Crimea regions of Ukraine, and the predominant language in large cities in the east and south of the country. Nevertheless, Russian is a widely used language in Ukraine in pop culture and in informal and business communication.

Are Russians not allowed in Ukraine?

Since 30 November 2018 Ukraine bans all Russian men between 16 and 60 from entering the country with exceptions for humanitarian purposes.

Is Ukrainian language similar to Russian?

Russian and Ukrainian are different in pronunciation. To non-native speakers and for those not familiar with the language, they can sound the same. However, they are only roughly similar, and enough to be noticeable by people familiar with the languages. Ukranian has more soft consonants.

Can Russian men go to Ukraine?

Since 30 November 2018 Ukraine bans all Russian men between 16 and 60 from entering the country with exceptions for humanitarian purposes. From 1 March 2020 Ukrainians crossing the border from Ukraine to Russia need to use their international passport.

Which language is closest to Russian?

Bulgarian After Ukrainian and Belarusian, Bulgarian is the closest to Russian. Written Bulgarian is pretty close to the Russian alphabet and Russians can easily read it.

What is similar to Russian?

Polish. Russian and Polish are both Slavic languages. Due to the same roots, they sound similar and also have many words that are common in both linguistics. When it comes to the written form, Russian is written by using the Cyrillic alphabet whereas Polish is written using the Latin alphabet.

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