Презентація розсекреченої історії України ХХ століття
***Адреса книгарні «Є»: м. Київ, вул. Лисенка, 3, ст. м. «Золоті ворота» Вхід вільний. Медіапартнер заходу – тижневик «Український тиждень». Presentation of the declassified history of 20th-century Ukraine
Date: 15 Nov. 2013YE Bookstore and Nash Format Art Agency have the honour to invite you to the presentation of Volodymyr Viatrovych’s book Istoria z hryfom “Sekretno”. Ukrainske XX stolittia (“Classified History. The 20th Century in Ukraine”) and the author’s public presentation “A life story in the century’s history. The century’s history in a life story.” The event will take place on 15 November. Beginning at 18:30. The historian Volodymyr Viatrovych, who, as the SBU archives director, declassified archives of the Soviet secret police, presents his new book Istoria z hryfom “Sekretno”. Ukrainske XX stolittia (“Classified History. The 20th Century in Ukraine”) in Kyiv. The book is the result of a four-year-long study of the secret KGB archives, pertaining to the 20th-century Ukrainian history. “This book is a rendez-vous with the past. 700 pages, 74 years, 66 stories, 391 photos and many more people and situation captured in those pictures and documents. Together, they make up an image of the Ukrainian 20th century: the time when the world truly discovered Ukraine and the Ukrainians; the century which has shaped Ukraine’s face,” said Viatrovych. While preparing this project, in 2011-12 Viatrovych published two books from his series about Ukraine’s past, based in the KGB’s classified archives. For the first book the author received the Vasyl Stus Award, and Komentari weekly ranked it as the best-seller of November 2011. In 2012, Classified History became one of the 10 most popular books in YE Bookstore, was shortlisted for the Best Book 2012, and got an award of the National Writers’ Union. Organisers: the Liberation Movement Research Centre, YE Bookstore, Nash Format Art Agency, Chasopys Publishers (Lviv), with the support of TSN.ua. Reference note: Volodymyr Viatrovych, 36, Ph.D., Viatrovych got his degree in history at the Ivan Franko National University (Lviv). He studies the history of the Ukrainian liberation movement, Second World War and the problems of overcoming the totalitarian legacy, and leads a research centre at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Viatrovych is also the president of the academic council at the Liberation Movement Research Centre and member of the supervisory board at the National Lontsky Street Prison Museum. He is the author of Sotenny “Burlaka” (“Cossack Lieutenant Burlaka,” 2000), Reidy UPA terenamy Chekhoslovachyny (“The Ukrainian Insurgent Army’s Campaigns in Czechoslovakia,” 2001), Stavlennia OUN do yevreiv: formuvannia pozytsii na tli katastrofy (“The OUN and Its Attitude Towards Jews: Shaping the Policy during Disaster,” 2006), Druha polsko-ukrainska viina. 1942-1947 (“The Second Polish-Ukrainian War. 1942-1947,” 2011), Istoria z hryfom “Sekretno” (“Classified History,” 2011), Istoria z hryfom “Sekretno”. Novi siuzhety (“Classified History. New Stories,” 2012). He has also co-authored Armia bezsmertnykh. Povstanski svitlyny (“The Army of the Immortal. Insurgents’ Photos,” 2002), Ukrainska Povstanska Armia. Istoria neskorenykh (“The Ukrainian Insurgent Army. The History of the Unconquered,” 2007), Pravo na pravdu. Praktychny poradnyk iz dostupu do arkhiviv (“The Right to Truth. A Handbook of Accessing Archives,” 2012). Dr Viatrovych holds the Vasyl Stus Prize for unearthing the classified Soviet secret police archives, from CheKa to KGB, in his topical publicistic book Classified History. He was the laureate of the Publishers’ Forum in Lviv in 2002 and 2008 and the laureate of the National Writers’ Union’s Best Book ranking (2012).
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