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Lesya Ukrainka statue Rededication

Lesya Ukrainka statue Rededication
Ukrainian Cultural Garden
Cleveland Ohio - August 28, 2011

Larysa Petrivna Kosach-Kvitka (1871-1913) is better known by her pseudonym, Lesya Ukrainka. She was one of Ukraine's best-known poets and writers and the foremost woman writer in Ukrainian literature. Her statue was rededicated in a ceremony on One World Day 2011 in the Ukrainian Cultural Garden on its 50th anniversary and the 140th birthday of the poetess.

Dozia Krislaty, President of Branch 8 of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, explained the impact of Ukrainian poetess Lesya Ukrainka.

Dan Hanson interviews Dozia Krislaty

Lesya Ukrainka statue in the Ukrainian Garden

Lesya Ukrainka statue in the Ukrainian Garden



50 years ago in 1961, people posed in front of the Lesya Ukrainka statue. This photo (below) was recreated in 2011.

Lesya Ukrainka statue group photo

Lesya Ukrainka statue


Lesya Ukrainka statue


Lesya Ukrainka statue - rear view


Lesya Ukrainka statue


Lesya Ukrainka statue

Songs that are free loud and clear in my native land I want to hear


Lesya Ukrainka statue


Lesya Ukrainka statue

A popular photo opportunity


Lesya Ukrainka Statue Rededication
Ukrainian Cultural Garden in Cleveland (this page)

Blessing of the Statue
Most Reverend John Bura DD and other Clergy

The Ukrainian Identity by Ihor Diaczun
President of the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio

Ribbon cutting on Lesya Ukrainka statue
Women from the Ukrainian National Women's League of America

Origins of the Statue of Lesya Ukrainka
Ukrainian National Women's League of America President Marianna Zajac

Lesya Ukrainka's significance in Ukrainian literature
Mary Hovanec, Professor of History at Cuyahoga Community College

Lesya Ukrainka poems 'Rondo' and 'Contra Spem Spero'
recited by Christina Skabyk


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