Tag: Ukraine

Igor Marach

Igor Marach: Resilience in the Face of War

It’s been more than two years since Russia initiated its invasion of Ukraine. Igor Marach, co-founder and CEO at Technolex Translation Studio — a Ukrainian language service provider — shares his experiences meeting deadlines and making deals while the fighting rages.
Nataliya Horbachevska

Feminism vs. Chivalry

Pulling from her experiences living in Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland, and Poland, Nataliya Horbachevska reflects on her evolving views about feminism and why she began to think that it doesn’t require rejecting chivalry.
Tetyana Struk

Tetyana Struk

"This recognition honors the language industry's vital role in connecting the world while respecting and cherishing unique cultural identities."
Natalia Tkachenko-Horbachevska

Natalia Tkachenko-Horbachevska

"This recognition is not just for me, but for my entire team at Task Force, a Ukrainian-rooted international linguistic services company."
Maria Malykhina

Maria Malykhina

"In times of war in Ukraine, I am happy to have my invincible team on one side and my good friends from all over the world on the other."

Adapting to Change: Task Force’s Response to the War in Ukraine

As the world watched the escalating tension in Ukraine, Nataliya Horbachevska, CEO of Task Force linguistic services company, found herself facing an uncertain future. With a family to protect and a business to safeguard, she embarked on a journey that would redefine her company's mission and direction.

Cyberpunk 2077 Developer Apologizes for Insensitive Ukrainian Localization

CD Projekt Red’s global PR director, Radek Grabowski, apologized via a statement. “The release version of Ukrainian localization of Cyberpunk 2077 features elements of dialogues that can be considered offensive by Russian gamers. These lines do not represent our views. We apologize for the situation and have made steps to avoid situations like that in the future.”

Lack of interpreters hampers western efforts to train Ukrainian military

Germany and its allies are struggling to train Ukrainian soldiers on donated military hardware due to a severe shortage of qualified interpreters, according to...

Looking at Duolingo’s end-of-year report on language learning trends

In addition to platform-wide trends, folks who used the app for more than five days out of the year can access personalized insights neatly packaged into a Spotify Wrapped-esque report.

Do we have enough (human) translators and interpreters to help vulnerable...

Refugee crises across the globe this year — from the European Union to Martha’s Vineyard — have highlighted the importance of maintaining a large, diverse workforce of human translators and interpreters.

War in Ukraine spurs decline in Russian-language use, survey shows

Just a few months before the war began, 26% of Ukrainians claimed to use Russian as their primary home language. This survey says that number's fallen to just 13%.

GALA urges continued support for Ukraine from localization community

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has released the results of a survey on support to Ukraine, conducted with 40 respondents of its community. This represents about 10% of the organizational members. 

Translit helps Ukrainian refugees become trained community interpreters

In collaboration with the Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) and the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), Translit has provided community interpreter training for 37 Ukrainian refugees who were previously providing informal language services to fellow Ukrainians in Ireland.

Microsoft adds Ukrainian to Reading Progress platform

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that its Reading Progress tool — a free platform that allows teachers to assess students’ reading progress — will include Ukrainian in its list of available languages.

Avant Assessment and Linguacious® Donate 1,500 Ukrainian Children’s Books to Ukrainian...

Avant Assessment and Linguacious® have partnered to help ensure that Ukrainian refugee children have access to good quality children’s literature in their native language

The Language of War

In an address to the Russian populace on Feb. 21, Russian president Vladimir Putin made several claims about the Ukrainian government’s attempts to suppress ethnic Russians and Russian speakers living in Ukraine.

Tetyana Struk: LSP work during wartime

At the beginning of this month, Tetyana Struk sent her husband off to war with a heartbreaking post on social media. In between bomb alarms, she made time for us to tell us what it is like to manage a localization firm from war torn Ukraine.

UK language service professionals form Ukraine Language Support Task Force

In an effort to help Ukrainian refugees who settle in the United Kingdom, six associations for language professionals have come together to form the Ukraine Language Support Task Force.

HelpUkraineBot ready to answer questions on Latvia’s support to Ukraine

The Latvian artificial intelligence and language processing company Tilde has created a virtual assistant HelpUkraineBot, providing information on giving and receiving assistance to Ukrainian people in...

LocLunch Founder organizes global music festival to help Ukraine

Due to the urgency of the situation and increasing needs for funds, the concert is being quickly put together, with the webpage list of artists updating frequently as more join the cause.

Why we say “Kyiv” and not “Kiev”: The difficulty of translating...

Ukraine has become the center of the media’s attention in recent weeks, and while more people seem aware of the connotation of referring to it as “the Ukraine,” another question has popped up regarding the way we refer to Ukraine’s capital: Kyiv or Kiev?

Will you make the Ukrainian Language Pledge?

Worried about imploding markets and the long-term effects of the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine, LocLunch founder Jan Hinrichs came up with the idea of a Ukrainian Language Pledge to pool localization industry resources and help the Ukrainian linguists affected by the conflict.

M21Global supports Ukrainians with translation of personal documents

As of writing, more than 2 million Ukrainian citizens have fled Ukraine. To help those affected who wish to relocate to Portugal, M21Global, a...

Translit will provide free language services to Ukrainian refugees

MultiLingual spoke with the company’s CEO, Alex Chernenko, who was born in Odessa, Ukraine, about what LSPs can do to support Ukrainian refugees as war rages on in their country.