Inside Ukrainian Politics: An Interview with Dmytro Pavlychko
Dmytro Pavlychko, a renouned poet and a key figure in the Ukrainian reform movement, is a USSR and Ukrainian people’s deputy and heads the Commission on Foreign Affairs in the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet. He is a leading member of “Rukh” and served as the first head of the Shevchenko Ukrainian Language Society. In Edmonton, Canada, to deliver the annual Shevchenko Lecture at the University of Alberta, he spoke on the theme “Five Years of Glasnost’ in Ukraine.” The following interview, which took place on June 26, 1990, at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, was conducted by David Marples, who is a research associate at that institute, and Chrystta Freeland, who is a member of the executive body of the Shevchenko Ukrainian Language Society in Kiev and is currently studying Soviet politics at Harvard University.
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