Poroshenko reminded about the anniversary of the birthday of the hero of the nation Vasyl Stus

President Petro Poroshenko insists on the importance of historical memory, in particular, heroes of the past. The head of state wrote on his page in Facebook in connection with the anniversary of the birth of Vasyl Stus.

«79 years ago, was born Vasyl Stus. Brave fighter against tyranny, he was a real hero of the nation. Remember the heroes of the past — without them there would be modern day heroes!» — wrote Poroshenko.

Poet, writer, translator and human rights activist was born on 6 January 1938. Stus became a symbol of Ukrainian Resistance in the second half of the twentieth century. The role of Stus in the development of Ukrainian literature of the twentieth century, the restoration of Ukrainian statehood and the national idea is difficult to overestimate.

For his human rights activities, and in particular, speaking out about the repression against the Ukrainian intelligentsia in September 1980, the poet was sentenced to ten years imprisonment and five years exile. He was serving a sentence in a special regime camp VS-389/36 pp. Kuchino Chukovsky district, the Perm region.

1982 the poet spent in solitary confinement. During 1980-1985, he wrote the last collection of his poems, «Ptah DOS» («Bird of the soul»). The manuscript of the book back from the archives and the Affairs of the KGB-MVD fails so far.

Vasyl Stus died in the night from 3 to 4 September 1985 in the Shu camp.

The famous German writer, Nobel laureate Heinrich Boll for the book «Palimpsests» Stus was nominated for the Nobel prize.

In 1991, for a collection of selected poems «the Road of pain» Vasily Stus was awarded the State prize of Ukraine them. Taras Shevchenko (posthumously).

In its short life of Vasyl Stus, poet and human rights activist, member of the Ukrainian Helsinki group — left 6 volumes of the works, most of which have been translated into English and published in the West.

Poroshenko reminded about the anniversary of the birthday of the hero of the nation Vasyl Stus 06.01.2017

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