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#31, May 2013

Historian Volodymyr Viatrovych Presents New Research during North American Lecture Tour
on the Role of Civil Society in Preserving Ukrainians' National Memory

Volodymyr Viatrovych, director of the Center of the History of Ukraine's Nation Building in the Twentieth Century at National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, held a series of presentations in Washington DC about digital declassified KGB documents that evidence Soviet totalitarian policies and repressions that continue to pose hurdles on the road to build a democratic Ukraine and restore Ukraine's historical memory. Presentations took place at University of Toronto, American Foreign Policy Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center – Kennan Institute, and Library of Congress, and in numerous Ukrainian communities.

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In meetings with Volodymyr Viatrovych in Washington, DC: Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Library of Congress; William Pomerantz, Acting Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center; E. Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at American Foreign Policy Council; Grant Harris, Head of European Reading Room at Library of Congress; Laura Deal, Catalog Specialist at Woodrow Wilson Center; Ambassador William Green Miller, Former US Ambassador to Ukraine and Senior Policy Scholar at Kennan Institute; Baxter Hunt, Director, Office of Ukraine, Moldova & Belarus Affairs, U.S. State Department; Orest Deychakiwsky, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Helsinki Commission; Ambassador John O'Keefe, Executive Director of Open World; Lewis Madanick, Program Manager at Open World; Gene Fishel, Senior Analyst at the Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis in the U.S. Department of State; Michael Sawkiw, Director of UNIS; Walter Zaryckyj, Executive Director of Center for U.S. Ukrainian Relations, Marta Farion, President of Kyiv Mohyla Foundation; Borys Potapenko, Executive Director, League of Ukrainian Canadians and others.

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