199th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko–Ukrainian Literature Day

Yesterday was the 199th anniversary of the father of Ukrainian language and identity, Taras Shevchenko – poet, author and artist. Today is the anniversary of his death in St. Petersburgh, and two months later was re-buried in his native Ukraine to fulfill his last wishes as memorialized in his testament: My Testament (Zapovit) When I […]

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New ‘Holodomor sourcebook’ launches in Toronto Friday – and we’ve got the first chapter

A new extensive body of works on the Holodomor is being launched in Toronto this Friday, bringing together key documents, eyewitness accounts, survivor testimonies and articles, many in English for the first time – and we’ve got a preview below! When: Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, 2118A Bloor […]

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198th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, stolen statue unveiling & Ukrainian Literature day

Today is the 198th anniversary of who many regard as the Ukrainian linguistic and artisanal architect, Taras Shevchenko. Fresh off a quick cameo on TV show ‘House’, his statue that was stolen from an Oakville park a decade ago was recovered last month and is on display now at the museum that bares his name […]

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