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I have used "Kiev" in my letter as that is the popularly ascribed name of the capital in the English language, and so intelligible to most. "Kyiv" is increasingly used in the more specialist literature or if you want to show yourself to be an expert on the subject!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Mar 2nd, 2022 at 10:17:25 PM EST
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Well, I suppose the BBC folks are now showing themselves to be experts too (since Jan. 29):

Kyiv or Kiev? - "Please pronounce it our way"

by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Mar 3rd, 2022 at 07:52:33 AM EST
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So it's pronounced "kay why eye vee".

On est bien avancés.

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by eurogreen on Thu Mar 3rd, 2022 at 05:44:21 PM EST
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KYIV? Sounds like a radio station in southwestern Iowa to me...
by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Mar 3rd, 2022 at 09:13:39 PM EST
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People over there don't know that much of the alphabet.
by rifek on Sat Mar 5th, 2022 at 05:24:10 AM EST
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