Lviv’s Periodical Samvydav 1970-1991

Lviv’s Periodical Samvydav 1970-1991

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Vakhtang Kipiani

"Istorychna Pravada" (Historical Truth)

April 7, 2015 / 6.00 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

The history of uncensored press in the Soviet period is in the shadow of literary and artistic samvydav. Many researchers do not focus on magazines, almanacs, newspapers, which were not in the official circulation, as a research phenomenon. There is even a problem naming the phenomenon – can press that appeared during reconstruction in 1987-1991 be identified as samvydav.

Viacheslav Chornovil’s "Ukrainian Herald," the underground Ukrainian Catholic Church’s "Chronicle," "Yevshan-Herb," "Christian Voice," "Cathedra," and other significant alternative civic and artistic publications. The transition from "thick" samivydav to the newspaper. The variety of formats and genres of the informal periodicals.

The people of samvydav: politicians, activists, and journalists. Lviv as a key city of Ukrainian periodical samvydav.

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Vakhtang Kipiani

is a journalist, historian, collector and researcher of periodical samvydav, editor of "Istorychna Pravada" (Historical Truth), founder of the Media Museum Archive in Kyiv. He teaches at the Ukrainian Catholic University School of Journalism and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.