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    Russia vs. Ukraine (Donetsk)

    Hi,
    Been offered a job in Donetsk now..
    how much Russian do they speak there? Is it predominantly Russian or Ukrainian that's spoken?
    I guess it's not the most glamorous of cities but .. what's it like wrt everyday amenities and cost of living (edit: I mean, of course, compared to Russia, Moscow or provincial)? Anyone got any inside info on that?
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    [st petersburg snob mode on:]
    you mean there is life there?
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    well, waxwing, mate, the time to learn to drink gorilka has come. never mind this ukranian vs. russian thing, you'll get along with the folks down there famously. just remember - go-ril-king-do is the same as vod-king-do, but full contact. since you've got a black belt in the latter, i think you'll be fine.
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    I don't think the 'switch off' tag functioned quite correctly there
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Re: Russia vs. Ukraine (Donetsk)

    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    how much Russian do they speak there? Is it predominantly Russian or Ukrainian that's spoken?
    Well, i read some articles last year in ukrainian, they said that it's hard to find people who could speak in ukrainian longer than 5 minutes and then they speak in russian or so-called суржик, it's a mixture of russian and ukrainian. I think it is an exaggeration but who knows...
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