UCCA Statements

On the 50th Anniversary of Stepan Bandera’s Murder

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October 15th, 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of Ukraine’s most devoted heroes and patriots, Stepan Bandera, leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. A symbol of the revolutionary struggle for a Ukrainian independent state, Stepan Bandera continues to be an inspiration for Ukrainians around the globe.

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UCCA Expresses Sorrow on the passing of Leo Mol, Renowned Sculptor

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On July 4 2009, internationally celebrated sculptor, Leo Mol (Leonid Molodozhanyn) passed away in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 94. Best known for his unique bronze sculptures that have graced places around the world from the Vatican to the United States and Canada, Leo Mol leaves behind an undying legacy of renowned artistic creations.

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UCCA Statement on the Upcoming Trip of Vice President Biden to Ukraine

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of the 1.5 million Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes Vice President Joe Biden’s upcoming trip to Ukraine at the end of July.

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Remembering Volodymyr Ivasiuk

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of one of Ukraine’s most legendary composers and poets, Volodymyr Ivasiuk. On March 4, 2009 Ivasiuk would have marked his 60th birthday, yet instead on May 18th Ukrainians everywhere will be mourning the tragic loss of this brave and talented individual.

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On The 130th Anniversary of Symon Petliura's Birth

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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.

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