Blurred Lines: Ukraine is not Russia

EDITOR’S NOTE: IN AN ONGOING EFFORT TO FEATURE WRITERS FROM MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND UNDERREPRESENTED ISSUES IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL, THIS GUEST POST FROM LARA MAREE OF LOST LARA BRINGS TO LIGHT HER EXPERIENCES LIVING AS AN AUSTRALIAN EXPAT IN UKRAINE. The Ukraine, the England, the Australia… These are all equally wrong, yet many of us, through ignorance or sheer force of habit continue to refer to Ukraine as The Ukraine. The Ukraine is the name given to that part of the USSR during Soviet times, and is now both politically and grammatically incorrect. This is more important than ever,...

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