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Tkachenko names future de-russification council members

13.06.2022, 12:05

The Council for De-russification, Decommunization and Decolonization, which will coordinate the dismantling of monuments, will include authors, cultural figures, publishers, and historians.

The Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko announced this on the air of the telethon, Chytomo informs.

In addition to representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, the expert council will include:

  • head of the Ukrainian Book Institute Oleksandra Koval;
  • literary critic Vira Ageyeva;
  • director of "Smoloskyp" publishing house, author Rostyslav Semkiv;
  • head of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy culture center Vladyslava Osmak;
  • author Alexei Nikitin;
  • art critic Diana Klochko;
  • deputy director of the Kharkiv Literary Museum Tetyana Pylypchuk;
  • head of the Odesa National Scientific Library Iryna Biryukova;
  • culturologist Anna Tsyba;
  • art critic Yevhenia Molyar;
  • director of the National Museum of History Fedir Androschuk;
  • director of the Museum of the Revolution of Dignity Ihor Poshivaylo;
  • director of the Museum of the Second World War Yuri Savchuk;
  • director of the Lviv Center for Urban History Sofia Dyak;
  • dean of Taras Shevchenko University's Faculty of History Ivan Patryliak;
  • historian Pavlo Hai-Nyzhnyk;
  • filmmaker Rostyslav Derzhypilsky;
  • professor of the National Academy of Music Olena Korchova;
  • professor of Taras Shevchenko University Natalya Kryvda;
  • politician Oles Doniy;
  • head of "Folio" publishing house Oleksandr Krasovytskyi.

Tkachenko added that similar expert councils should be set up in the regions as well so that "the de-russification of public spaces does not turn into chaos."

As IMI reported, on June 7, a council was set up at the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy and the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory to work on de-russification, decommunization, and decolonization.

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine is working to remove russian propagandist literature from libraries and replace it with high-quality Ukrainian-language literature and books from Ukrainian publishers.

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