Language teacher rethinks Russian in Ukraine

The World

Language plays an important role in the war in Ukraine, and the ways in which Russian President Vladimir Putin has challenged the validity of Ukrainian culture and identity. The question of language is unavoidable for Olga Pariieva. She's a language teacher in Kyiv, or at least she was — before the war. Laurel Chor of the PRX podcast, "Resistance: Mother Tongue," has the story of what it means to speak Russian in Ukraine.