Many listeners have asked Masha about her pronunciation of Kyiv (it sounds like Cave). She turned to linguist Yuri Shevchuk (Lecturer in Ukrainian, Columbia University) for a breakdown of the pronunciation and, in the process, ended up getting a lesson in politics and culture.
This episode was written and produced by Masha Udensiva-Brenner and edited by Ann Cooper. Music by Ivan Nebesnyy. Art by Victoria Tentler-Krylov. Editorial help and production assistance from Jordan Waller. Thanks to Marko Andryczyk and Nathan Schiller for feedback on the episode.
About Voices of Ukraine
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, we’ve been hearing a lot of firsthand accounts of lives upended by the war. This podcast features the voices of Harriman community members who are in Ukraine or deeply connected to it. Listen to the trailer, edited by Daniel Alarcón.
Cheers from the Slavic Department to graduating seniors, including our majors, concentrators, and others who did substantial work in our field:
Jaine Archambeau (CC), Francesca Camahort (CC), Grace Clifford (CC), Margaret Gourdin (CC), Victoria Hass (CC), Anne Lewandowski (CC), Franziska Nace (CC), Katelyn McPaul (CC), Jodie Parkinson (GS), Philip Ruddy (CC), Rowan Shnir (BC), Katarzyna Skiba (GS), Jiashi Yang (CC), Haley Zehrung (CC).
And we salute graduate students receiving degrees this winter and spring:
James Oglesby (MA); Veniamin Gushchin (M.Phil.), Yulia Kim (M.Phil.), Ararat Sekeryan (M.Phil.), Madeline Tingle (M.Phil.).