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A short history of the Ukrainian greeting “Slava Ukrayini!”  |  EUROMAIDAN PRESS
Historians claim that the phrase “Slava Ukrayini!” (Glory to Ukraine!) first appeared in the Black Zaporozhtsi Cavalry Regiment, an armed unit of the UNR Army1, which fought for the independence of Ukraine in 1918-1920. At that time, Ukrainian partisans greeted each other with this slogan, but the response was different – “Kozakam Slava!” (Glory to …