The Daily Populous

Sunday November 13rd, 2022 morning edition

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Kyiv City Council has completely excluded the Russian language from being taught as part of the curricula at municipal institutions of preschool and general secondary education.

According to the Kyiv City Council’s press service, Kyiv City Council held a vote on Thursday, Nov. 10, in which 64 local lawmakers of the 120-member council approved the exclusion of Russian language from local schooling.

“Russian leaders have stated repeatedly that ‘Russia reaches as far as the Russian language is spread.’ In this regard, the deputy corps of Kyiv City Council has adopted a decision that will enable it to avoid escalation of tension in society and step up protection of the educational space of Kyiv from the hybrid influences of the aggressor state.

Language does matter, and in wartime it is a matter of national security,” Vasylchuk said.

He added that the decision provides for carrying out organizational and legal actions to transitional groups and classes from Russian to Ukrainian, the state language.

Kyiv City Council also plans to introduce a moratorium on the public use of Russian-language cultural products in the capital.

At the end of June, Odesa Region and the city of Mykolaiv removed Russian from their school curriculum. »

Turkish bakers' union head arrested after calling bread-eating societies 'stupid'

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Turkey jailed a bakery union head for "publicly insulting the Turkish nation" on Nov. 9, state media reported, after he said society's "stupid" fondness for bread explained why it had elected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's governments for two decades.

Union for Bread Producers Chair Cihan Kolivar made the comments to broadcaster Haberturk on Monday as he spoke about the rising price of bread and Turkey's soaring inflation.

"Bread is the staple food for stupid societies. »

AOC says she objects to being considered 'extreme' in the the same way that 'Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Republican side is extreme'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she doesn't see Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as her GOP twin — and rejected the comparison.

I do not believe that I am as extreme in the way that Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Republican side is extreme.".

Greene has also long-antagonized AOC, in one instance following her down the halls in Congress and screaming at her. »

Historic military planes collide in mid-air crash at Dallas Executive Airport

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Two military planes from World War II collided mid-air during a Veterans Day air show at Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday.

"A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided and crashed at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Texas around 1:20 p.m. local time Saturday.

The Dallas Executive Airport remains closed because of the investigation. »

Zelenskyy says Russia destroyed Kherson’s critical infrastructure

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Russian forces destroyed critical infrastructure in the southern city of Kherson before their withdrawal, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said, as Kyiv’s military retook control of the southeastern city.

“Before fleeing from Kherson, the occupiers destroyed all the critical infrastructure: communications, water, heat, electricity,” Zelenskyy stated in a video address on Saturday.

The Kremlin meanwhile insisted Kherson was still part of Russia and it did not regret annexing the entire Kherson region. »