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    Slavic languages

    Hey,

    I have a question regarding Ukrainian and Russian. Did both of these languages always co-exist, or have they been separated at some point in history? I recall that once Kiev was the campital of the Russian state. So probably russian once sounded much closer to ukrainian?

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    All Slavonic languages came from the same root language. Proto-Slavonic, and they separated at different points in History.

    Under Stalin Ukrainian didn't exist, it was a dialect of Russian :P

    Kiev was the centre of Kievan Rus'
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    in short
    Kyiv was a capital of Киевская Русь (Київська Русь - українською). Старословянский [язык] existed at that time. Then it divided into Russian, Ukrainian and Belarussian.
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    Oh, I've been late))
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    Under Stalin Ukrainian didn't exist, it was a dialect of Russian
    I don't agree)
    Maybe, some people said that and wanted others to think so. Но ведь Малороссией Украину, а украинский - диалектом русского называли задолго до сталинских времён, а кому-то и сейчас нравится так думать.
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