Pronunciation of Donetsk

imwitty imwitty at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 31 22:58:52 UTC 2014

Ha! It was "Yuzovka", without the "H", until April 22, 1924, when -- by the
request of the "district council" -- it was renamed in the honor of ...
Comrade Stalin -- it was not about steel... (;'-)))

"Yu" is pronounced as "you."

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

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> OTOH, maybe we would find it easier to pronounce <Hughesovka> (Ukranian
> <Hughesivka>), the original 1869 name of the city founded by Welshman John
> Hughes. Later called <Stalino>, no doubt because it produced steel.
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