Sister Stus moved from Donetsk to Kiev and remained without habitation

The mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko has instructed the Deputy Chairman of the KCSA Alexander Spasibo in the near future to solve the problem on housing the sister of the famous Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus Mary. This is stated in the press service of the Metropolitan Chapter.

«Now the media is actively discussing the housing situation sister of the famous Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus Mary, who together with thousands of residents of Donbas due to the Russian aggression in the East and war was forced to leave his native Donbas and moved to Kiev. And today she has to live in very cramped conditions», — stated in the message.

He is also ordered to clarify the situation, why and whose fault Mary Stus have received the formal reply earlier, addressing officials of the KSCA.

«Unfortunately, the city authorities there is no legal basis to grant Mary Stus apartment. In the queue on the housing register in Kiev, tens of thousands of Kyivans. But there are different solutions to the problem and there are exceptions in all situations. Therefore, I have instructed my profile Deputy to resolve the issue of granting housing Stus Mary, the sister of an outstanding figure of every Ukrainian. Soon we will provide Mrs. Mary housing in Kiev», — said Klitschko.

Recall: information that the sister of the poet need housing, distributed on his page in Facebook Ukrainian journalist Olga Gerasimyuk.

According to her, having moved to Kyiv from Donetsk, she is forced to rent an apartment, paying all the money for housing and to live from hand to mouth.


Poet, writer, translator and human rights activist Vasyl Stus was born January 6, 1938.

Vasyl 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 hard to overestimate.

For advocacy, for speaking about the repressions against the Ukrainian intellectuals in September 1980, the poet was sentenced to ten years in prison and five years of exile. He served his sentence in the special regime camp VS-389/36 pp. Kuchino Chukovsky district, Perm region.

1982 the poet spent in solitary confinement. During 1980-1985 wrote the last collection of his poems «Bird soul» («soul Bird»). The book is back from the archives Affairs and the KGB-MVD cannot still.

Vasyl Stus died in the night of 3 to 4 September 1985 in a punishment cell in the 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. T. G. Shevchenko (posthumously).

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

Sister Stus moved from Donetsk to Kiev and remained without habitation 25.02.2016

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