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1. Posted by tgogrichiani (Inactive 33 posts) 38w

Anyone who has experience with holiday in Ukraine? I\m thinking especially
of Kiev, Odessa and Lugansk. Is it a most to speak Russian or ....?

2. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member 335 posts) 38w

To a traveller Ukrainian and Russian are the same language. Knowing some Russian language will be a big help - or at the very least getting a grasp of the Cyrillic alphabet to cope with signs and menus.

3. Posted by tgogrichiani (Inactive 33 posts) 38w

I can speak Russian fluently so you say that communicating language won't be a problem for me :) good thank you

4. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member 335 posts) 38w

Oh in that case you will have no problem :-) We coped, as five English speakers and only me with some Russian from evening classes - ie NOT fluent! But a lot of the people were friendly and patient.

I don't know if there will be any tension against some nationalities now because of the Crimea situation? Perhaps if you are Russian or sound Russian.

5. Posted by tgogrichiani (Inactive 33 posts) 38w

I'm not Russian I'm Georgian and I hope for this summer situation will be more peacefull cause now going to Ukraine I guess seems a bit terrifying :)