Today, January 6th, marks 83 years since the birth of Vasyl Stus (1938-1985), a famous Ukrainian poet and publicist, one of the most active members of Ukrainian dissident movement. He spent 13 out of his 47 years in Soviet prison camps and died while on a hunger strike in prison.
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Vasyl Stus will always remain a symbol of the strength of the human spirit in its struggle for freedom and righteousness. His love for Ukraine is interwoven in his many writings and poems which have endured and continue to inspire Ukrainians throughout the world. On November 26, 2005 he was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.
Heroyam Slava!
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More about Vasyl Stus: https://bit.ly/31Kb8bx
His Poetry (in Ukrainian): http://poetyka.uazone.net/stus/
The Death of Vasyl Stus: http://bit.ly/1NfQhA0
“Thriving in Isolation and Beyond: The Empowering Poetry of Vasyl Stus” by Bohdan Tokarsky: https://bit.ly/35e5Wha
“Sprava Vasylya Stusa: Zbirka dokumentiv z arkhivu kolyshnʹoho KDB URSR” by Wakhtang Kipiani: https://amzn.to/2Xj6s9k
Today, January 6th, marks 83 years since the birth of Vasyl Stus