Olshany Cemetery in Prague as a place of memory of Ukrainians

Стамбол, Ігор Іванович (2021) Olshany Cemetery in Prague as a place of memory of Ukrainians Studia Polsko-Ukraińskie (8). pp. 261-273. ISSN 2353-5644

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Th e article clarifi es the role of the Olshany cemetery in Prague as a location for the memory of Ukrainians and about Ukrainians. Olshany is one of the largest necropolises of prominent Ukrainians outside Ukraine. Most Ukrainians buried here became emigrants as a result of the defeat of the Ukrainian National Revolution of 1917-1921. Th e purpose of this article is to demonstrate the perception of this necropolis among Ukrainians, to show some aspects of mentions of Olshany in the Ukrainian information space and to fi nd out its possible role as a place of memory. Th e topic of Olshany became more active in the Ukrainian media in 2017 due to the threat of losing the grave of one of the most prominent Ukrainian poets of the early twentieth century – Oleksandr Oles (Kandyba) and his wife. Th e periodicity of attention to Olshany is explained by the interest of Ukrainians in the subject of the Ukrainian National Revolution of 1917-1921, which also acquires a greater resonance closer to the memorable dates. Members of the Ukrainian governments buried in the cemetery, including Fedor Shvets, Stepan Siropolko, Volodymyr Leontovych, Sofi a Rusova, Hryhoriy Sydorenko, Apollinarii Marshynsky, as well as scientists and artists Spiridon Cherkasenko, Mykola Andrusov, Yevhen Ivanenko and others, together with the military UGA, are very important part of the memory of Ukrainian post-revolutionary emigration, and involve people in understanding their destinies through the fi elds in which they were engaged before, during and aft er the Revolution. Th at is why Olshany already acts as a place of memory for Ukrainian historians, teachers, diplomats, etc. But given the professional diversity of the people buried there and the signifi cant legacy they have left behind, this place has greater potential. And new generations of Ukrainians who work or study in the Czech Republic now can contribute even more to this.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prague; Olshany cemetery; Sofia Rusova; Oleksandr Oles (Kandyba); memory
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Збірники наукових праць
Divisions: Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра інформаційних комунікацій
Depositing User: к.і.н. Ігор Іванович Стамбол
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 07:31
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 07:31
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/37429

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