Ukrainians' word for their new turmoil both elusive and rich

  • by: JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 3:50 AM

MOSCOW — Soon after the current wave of protests arose in Ukraine, a new word appeared to describe them: Euromaidan. Already in wide use as a hashtag on Twitter, it's an intriguing invention — linguistically rooted in both East and West, elusive to translate and an insightful glimpse into the country's troubled politics. Who coined it isn't clear, and it's become so popular that it seems almost to have sprung from the collective unconscious.

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