This section of the Style Guide contains ready-to-use translations of some set expressions, clichés, proper nouns and adjectives.

Please note that this section is a structural element of the Style Guide and therefore is obligatory for each translator working or volunteering for the project.

If the word or phrase is included into the Lexicon, then it shall be used while translating for Ukrayinska Pravda. If you consider some spelling to be incorrect, please use the discussion page. Please do not change anything without the prior discussion.

Proper names

Last Names

  • Akhmetov
  • Bezsmertny
  • Bohatyrova
  • Chaly
  • Chernomyrdin
  • Chernovetsky
  • Chornovil
  • Gongadze
  • Holovaty
  • Hrushevsky
  • Kipiani
  • Klitschko (an exception due to his wide name recognition in the West)
  • Kolesnikov
  • Kostenko
  • Kuchma
  • Lukashenka (NOT Lukashenko)[1]
  • Lutsenko
  • Lytvyn
  • Matviyenko
  • Medvedchuk
  • Melnychenko
  • Moroz
  • Omelchenko
  • Poroshenko
  • Putin
  • Rudkovsky
  • Rybachuk
  • Shevchenko
  • Tarasyuk
  • Tomenko
  • Tretyakov
  • Tymoshenko
  • Yanukovych
  • Yatsenyuk
  • Yekhanurov
  • Yushchenko
  • Zinchenko
  • Zvarych

First Names

  • Anatoliy
  • Andriy
  • Arseniy
  • Bohdan
  • Borys
  • Heorhiy (BUT Georgiy Gongadze, because Gongadze himself used this spelling)
  • Hryhoriy
  • Leonid
  • Kateryna
  • Maria
  • Markian
  • Mykhailo
  • Mykola
  • Oleh
  • Oleksandr
  • Olena
  • Olha
  • Pavlo
  • Petro
  • Raisa
  • Rinat
  • Roman
  • Ruslan
  • Ruslana
  • Serhiy
  • Svitlana
  • Taras
  • Vakhtang
  • Vasyl
  • Viktor
  • Vitaliy
  • Volodymyr
  • Vyacheslav
  • Yaroslav
  • Yevhen
  • Yulia
  • Yuriy

Countries and Nationalities

  • Argentina, Argentine, Argentines
  • Armenia, Armenian, Armenians
  • Austria, Austrian, Austrians
  • Australia, Australian, Australians
  • Azerbaijan, Azeri, Azeris
  • Belarus (NOT Belarussia), Belarusian, Belarusians
  • Brazil, Brazilian, Brazilians
  • China, Chinese, Chinese
  • Czech Republic, Czech, Czechs
  • England, English, English
  • Estonia, Estonian, Estonians
  • Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptians
  • Finland, Finnish, Finns
  • France, French, French
  • Georgia, Georgian, Georgians
  • Germany, German, Germans
  • Greece, Greek, Greeks
  • Ireland, Irish, Irish
  • Israel, Israeli, Israelis
  • Italy, Italian, Italians
  • Japan, Japanese, Japanese
  • Kazakhstan, Kazakh, Kazakhs
  • Korea, Korean, Koreans
  • Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz, Kyrgyz
  • Latvia, Latvian, Latvians
  • Lithuania, Lithuanian, Lithuanians
  • Moldova, Moldovan, Moldovans
  • Norway, Norwegian, Norwegians
  • Poland, Polish, Poles
  • Portugal, Portuguese, Portuguese
  • Russia, Russian, Russians
  • Slovakia, Slovak, Slovaks
  • Slovenia, Slovene, Slovenes
  • Spain, Spanish, Spanish (Spaniards when referring to a specific group of people)
  • Sweden, Swedish, Swedes
  • Tajikistan, Tajik, Tajiks
  • Turkey, Turkish, Turks
  • Turkmenistan, Turkmen, Turkmen
  • United Kingdom, British, British
  • United States (also United States of America), American, Americans
  • Uzbekistan, Uzbek, Uzbeks

Political Parties

  • Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU)
  • European Party of Ukraine
  • Green Party
  • Labour Party of Ukraine
  • Lytvyn's Bloc
  • Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc (NU-NS)
  • Our Ukraine People’s Union (NSNU) (use “the” when alone; do not use “the” when followed by “party”)
  • Party of Regions (PRU)
  • Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (PPPU)
  • People’s Movement of Ukraine (Rukh)
  • People's Self-Defense Party (NS)
  • Pora
  • Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine
  • Reforms and Order Party (PRP)
  • Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) (SDPU(o))
  • Socialist Party of Ukraine (SPU) (can be abbreviated to Socialist Party on second reference)
  • Ukrainian People’s Party (UNP)
  • Ukrainian Republican Party Sobor
  • Ukrainian Social Democratic Party (USDP)
  • Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (BYuT)

Political Parties Outside Ukraine

  • European People's Party (EPP)

Governmental Agencies

  • Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • Central Election Commission
  • Department in Charge of Combating the Organized Crime at the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine (UBOZ)
  • Department of the Criminal Investigations at the Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (SZRU)
  • Main Control and Revision Office of Ukraine
  • Main Department of the Civil Service of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Coal Industry of Ukraine (MCI)
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine (MOE of Ukraine)
  • Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine (MEN/MENP)
  • Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA)
  • Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine (MFE)
  • Ministry of Health of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Interior of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine (MIP)
  • Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Ukraine (MLSP)
  • Ministry of Regional Development and Construction of Ukraine (MRDC)
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sport (MFYS)
  • National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
  • National Commission for Communications Regulation of Ukraine
  • National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC)
  • Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG)
  • Parliament (Verkhovna Rada should be included in parenthesis on first reference)
  • Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and International Relations
  • Security Service of Ukraine (SBU)
  • State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor)
  • State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine
  • State Committee of Statistics
  • State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU)
  • State Service of Export Control of Ukraine


  • The Constitutional Court of Ukraine
  • The Supreme Court
  • The High Commercial Court of Ukraine
  • The High Administrative Court of Ukraine
  • The High Military Court of Ukraine

(All titles above shall be used only with the)

  • Appellate Court for Kyivska Oblast
  • Appellate Commercial Court for Kharkivska Oblast
  • Commercial Court for the City of Kyiv
  • Kyiv District Administrative Court
  • Pechersky District Court


Any acting and former, international and domestic, military and pacifist organizations, as well as any other social arrangements meeting the general qualifying features of an organization shall be included here.

  • Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN)
  • United Nations (UN) Avoid: UNO
  • Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • The Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies named after Olexander Rasumkov (UCEPS), ALSO Razumkov Centre
  • The Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU)
  • Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER)
  • Institute of Politics
  • National Writer's Union of Ukraine


  • CJSC Dniprostal
  • Interpipe
  • Kryvorizhstal [OJSC]
  • System Capital Management (SCM)
  • Ukrtelecom [OJSC]
  • NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"
  • UkrGazEnergo
  • JSC Gazprom
  • RosUkrEnergo AG (RUE)
  • State Enterprise NNEGC “Energoatom”


News agencies

  • Interfax-Ukraine news agency
  • LigaBusinessInform news agency
  • Obkom news agency
  • Ostrov news agency
  • Ukrainian News agency
  • UNIAN news agency

Printed Media

  • Delo newspaper
  • Dzerkalo Tyzhnia newspaper
  • Focus magazine
  • Gazeta 24 newspaper
  • Gazeta po-kievski newspaper
  • Gazeta po-Ukrainski newspaper
  • Holos Ukrayiny newspaper
  • Izvestiya v Ukraine newspaper
  • Korrespondent magazine
  • Ofitsiyniy visnyk Prezydenta bulletin
  • Stolichnyye Novosti newspaper
  • Uryadovy Kuryer newspaper

Electronic Media

  • Ukrayinska Pravda web-site
  • Korrespondent web-site
  • ForUm web-site
  • Obozrevatel web-site

TV Channels

  • 5 Kanal TV channel
  • 1+1 TV channel
  • Inter TV channel
  • Pershyi Natsionalnyi TV channel (however, use "UT-1 TV Channel" for headlines)
  • Novy TV channel (the correct version should be "Novyi" but the channel calls itself "Novy")
  • STB TV channel
  • ICTV TV channel

See the relevant section of the Proper nouns chapter for details.


Official positions

  • Prime Minister of Ukraine (use PM unless the official title is required)
  • Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (use Speaker unless the official title is required)
  • Member of the Parliament of Ukraine (use MP unless the official title is required)

Avoid: people's deputy, popular deputy although this is possible variant. We do not use deputy for народний депутат to avoid confusion with заступник. However, when citing the law we do use "people's deputy" as it is an official legalized translation.

  • Head of the Presidential Secretariat
  • Justice of the Supreme Court

Avoid: Judge of the Supreme Court

Legislation and Regulatory Documents

  • Constitution of Ukraine
  • Civil Code of Ukraine
  • Criminal Code of Ukraine

Types of the Documents

  • Law of Ukraine
  • Decree of the President. Unofficially: presidential decree
  • Resolution of the Cabinet of the Ministers. Unofficially: governmental resolution
  • Decision of the Constitutional Court

For рішення, ухвала, постанова, розпорядження in the court system see HNTC (to be drafted).

Approved brief titles

  • Law on the Cabinet of Ministers
  • Law on Elections
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Procurement Law

Most common misspellings

  • Mass media (not mass-media)
  • receive (not recieve)
  • press service, press secretary (not press-service, press-secretary)
  • faction (not fraction)
  • prime minister (not prime-minister or premier)
  • vice prime minister (not vice-prime-minister or vice-premier)
  • website (not web-site)


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