Thread: Ukraine: Ukrainians in the KHL talk
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09-17-2012, 10:46 PM
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Sokil
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Originally Posted by finchster View Post
I am pretty sure Dennis Denisov isn't Ukrainian in any sense of the word.
Any sense of the word? He was born in Ukraine. That's one sense, and honestly, it's best not to split hairs to add/remove. It is what it is. We can add a footnote to it.

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however I recall his family moved to Tver in 1987, so he would not be eligible for Ukrainian citizenship.
This is correct, he moved to Tver before '89, and it was a military family so they were stationed there for X amount of years before being reassigned. A lot of 'Russians' in Ukraine have military roots.

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44% of kharkiv's residents considered themselves Russian in the 1989 census. So I am sure his family were just Russians living there.
And 75% of self-proclaimed Russians in Ukraine no longer identified with the Russian nation.[1] (food for thought, since you brought it up)


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