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Ethnical-nationalistic issues on the borderland of Eastern and Western Slavia...
By Sebastian Dubiel-Dmytryszyn
Published: 25.08.2011

The Ruthenian movement in Slovacia, Ukraine and in Poland

„Before a codification”
Our Nation will rise.
There is no return
To life full of tears.
Our fathers’ voices
Will be carried by wings.
Our prayers
Will heal the souls pierced.
Jurko Charitun 

Sebastian Dubiel-Dmytryszyn
translated by Joanna Hardukiewicz

     Socio-political changes which took place in the countries of East-Central Europe by the end of the 1980s released the mechanisms encouraging the national groups to organize bids for independence and to restore their national identity. The ethnical revival led also the small ethnic groups including the Carpathian Ruthenians to the fight for their own language, culture and for national self-identification. The new reality created more space for the ethnic-national minority groups, enabled people to represent their own matters and to manifest cultural activity, but at the same time it displayed the question concerning the national identification. During the period of communism the Ukrainian identification was the only one which gave the Ruthenians an opportunity to organize and lead cultural life, which for the majority of them was not satisfying. After the year 1980 an animation of the Ruthenian national orientation occurred. Nationalistic processes co-occur with an inner conflict between this part of the group who considers themselves to be a separate nation and between the group for whom the Ruthenians are the ethnographical group of the Ukrainian nation. A destruction of the group’s identity was caused by many factors whose background lies in a competition between national parties which began in the half of the 19th century. The national identification became the matter of choice…


Norman Davies in the Wanda Siemaszkowa Theatre in Rzeszów
By Pogranicze Media
Published: 25.12.2010

SONDEJ Andrzej

    In Rzeszów took place a meeting with a great English historian Norman Davies. This event was organized in the Wanda Siemaszkowa Theatre by Znak publishing house and  Nova bookstore and it gathered a lot of Davies’ readers and fans.
No Simply Victory.
Norman Davies promoted his new book
Europe at War 1939-1945.
Translated by Justyna Rymarowicz

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