Re: [S-R] Re: Addressing people in Slovakia ( and other europeancountries)
- At 07:52 AM 11/13/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Question.....It depends on the area of Slovakia that you're trying to communicate with
>I do not speak Slovak. I do read, speak and write Russian. If I were to
>send a letter to possible relatives in Slovakia, written in Russian, would they
>either be offended or be able to read it?
>Probably a stupid question...
and the age of the recipient. The northeastern and far eastern areas were
Rusyn areas and there are probably more persons in that area that are
comfortable with Cyrillic. I believe that many Slovaks received training
in Russian during their school years up until the collapse of the USSR. As
far as political implications, there are still many WWII monuments to the
partisans and the Russians that are present and accepted if not appreciated
by most. These certainly could have been destroyed by now. Consequently,
I don't think they would be offended but they may not be able to read your