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Posted by Midorigenki (U15956120) on Saturday, 14th December 2013
In 1995 the Ukrainian government passed a protocol regarding the romanization of київ saying the correct transliteration is Kyiv. This has been adopted by the UN, UK government, US government, EU, And the Canadian government and media. Why does the BBC insist on using the Soviet imperialistic Kiev in its news reports. You defended the change to Mumbai in 2008 saying it was not difficult for people to understand. Please have respect for the Ukrainian people by using the correct spelling of their capital city.
Posted by beerhead (U15819967) on Monday, 16th December 2013
Probably because the general public are used to Kiev, and wouldn't recognise Kyiv. No excuse I know.
Posted by Bananas are Santas favourite fruit (U15941072) on Monday, 16th December 2013
Why does the BBC insist on using the Soviet imperialistic Kiev in its news reports.
On the substantive point of the complaint. Kiev is the recognised Anglicized form.
Posted by Garrypenny (U9662607) on Monday, 16th December 2013
They do a nice chicken dish.
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