This comment was posted on Marta's birthday reminder:
Just out of curiousity, and submitted only in the politest sense -
If you are a resident and citizen of Ukraine - why the Russian?
Why not the Ukrainian language?
8:42 AM, November 30, 2007
I'm not sure why Elmer is assuming there's no Ukrainian spoken in our family. There is.
There is also English, and, hopefully, there'll be a couple more languages in the future. Maybe I'll learn a new language together with Marta. Turkish, for example. Or French. I'd love to.
As for why I consider Elmer's 'polite curiosity' political, please have a look at this language issue discussion over at the wonderful Ukrainiana.