Farewell ceremony for famous Ukrainian poet Borys Oliynyk

15:03, 2 May 2017

Churchmen of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra held the funeral service over Borys Oliynyk, the famous Ukrainian poet who passed away on April 30.

The well-known Ukrainian poet and political activist died at the age of 81. The public farewell ceremony was held at the club of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in Kyiv. On May 2, the poet was burried a the elite Baykove cemetery, where many other famous Ukrainians found their rest.

Borys Oliynyk is widely known in Ukraine and aboad for his political activity as well. Though he remained a devoted communist, Oliynyk did a lot as a member of the Ukrainian Parliament to preserve the statehood and sovereignty of his homeland.