American figure skater of Russian origin Maxim Naumov decided to give an interview in his native language. The son of Russian world champions in 1994 in pair skating, Evgenia Shishkova and Vadim Naumov, admitted that, while living in the United States, he tries not to forget the Russian language and speak it whenever possible.
“I’m sorry if I say something wrong, I’ll try my best. When I lived at home with my parents, I spoke Russian all the time, in training the same thing. Now I already forget, but I try to keep the Russian language in my memory. I still I work with coach Gareth Lukash, but also with my dad and mom. We speak Russian with my parents,” Naumov told the publication “Sport Express”.
And while some try not to forget the Russian language, others act differently and do their best to portray his ignorance. We are talking about the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is not only against the language, but also against the whole of Russian culture and Russia. In one of the interviews, he pretended not to know how to say “report” and “captive” in Russian, which greatly amused netizens.