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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:52 am

Bob Engemann brought to our attention an interesting tidbit about the use of the word Ukraine, a country that certainly has been in the news of late because of Russia’s land grab. In an email, he wasn’t fussing about this minor matter — just making us aware of the usage of a word.

The word is Ukraine. When it was a member of the former Soviet Union, the correct way to refer to that area was “the” Ukraine. With the demise of the Soviet Union, Ukraine became a country of its own. So the correct word is simply Ukraine. Drop the “the.”

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