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Warsaw names square after Vasyl Stus
15:43, 10 February 2017
Warsaw names square after Vasyl Stus

City Council justified the decision by saying that the Ukrainian poet was "interested in Poland and a representative of the Polish-Ukrainian association"

15:43, 10 February 2017

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Warsaw Council voted to provide the name of the Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus to the square in the center of the Polish capital, Prostir reports.

According to the report, the decision was taken by the Council of the city yesterday. It is based on the fact that Vasyl Stus was "Ukrainian poet and opposition figure" and "a representative of the Polish-Ukrainian association".

Warsaw Mayor Anna Gronkevich-Waltz must now fulfill the resolution of the Council.

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The relevant decision shall enter into force 14 days after its publication in the official government publication of the Mazowieckie voivodship.

The Square named after Vasyl Stus is located at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Stefan Batory Street. There is the National Library of Poland and the largest economic university in the country - Main Commercial School (SGH).

Vasyl Stus was a Ukrainian poet, translator, novelist, literary critic and human rights activist. He was one of the most active representatives of the Ukrainian cultural movement of the sixties. He won State Shevchenko Prize (1990) and Hero of Ukraine (2005, posthumously).

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