Viacheslav Chornovil

Viacheslav Chornovil’s archives in Bucha destroyed by Russian troops


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Shelling by russian troops has destroyed Viacheslav Chornovil’s archives in Lisova Bucha, his nephew, Bohda Plakhotniuk, wrote on Facebook.   

He said that the archive was damaged, some of it survived, but all the books from the former Chornovil Foundation and more than 60 sets of Chornovil’s ten-volume edition were destroyed.   


The archive of soviet political prisoner Mykola Plakhotniuk was also destroyed in the shelling. 

Vyacheslav Chornovil was a politician, publicist, literary critic, activist of the resistance movement against the Russification and national discrimination of the Ukrainian people, political prisoner of the USSR, recipient of the Nicholas Tomalin International Journalism Award.


He was the leader of the Ukrainian national-democratic independence movement in the late 1980s and 1990s, initiator of the proclamation of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine on July 16, 1990, and the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine of August 24, 1991. He is a Hero of Ukraine.


Russian troops have also destroyed the SBU archive in Chernihiv, which had documents on Soviet repression, and damaged more than 200 cultural heritage sites.  


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