12 May 2009
During the month of May the Ukrainian world community commemorates the 130th anniversary of Symon Petliura’s birth. As a publicist, writer, journalist, Ukrainian politician and statesman, Symon Petliura was a leader of Ukraine's fight for independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917. The entire period of Ukrainian struggle for independence is indisputably linked with Petliura. He has come to symbolize a renewed spirit of hope and inspiration for a country free from domination and oppression.