The most controversial letter in the Russian alphabet is the letter ё, or yo. Fans of the letter call themselves Yoficators. They even have a theme song set to the music of Russian rock icon Viktor Tsoy. Why does a letter have a fan club? Because some people think yo has got to go.

For PRI’s The World [a co-production of the BBC



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