Seemingly Random Ukrainian Memorials Vol. 2 – Bard of Ukraine

2200 block of P Street, NW

Well before the Holodomor Memorial was Taras Shevchenko:

“a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.”


Dedication description and quote after the jump.



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  • anonymouse_dianne

    I used to go past this statue all the time, so I had googled “Bard of the Ukraine” (I also have a good friend who left the Ukraine to come here). It’s kind of an interesting story.

  • I didn’t even realize what this was until I saw a group in Ukrainian costumes taking photos here about a year or so ago. Turns out that my grandparents were in DC for the dedication. I can’t remember if they were involved even further, but from what I’ve heard about my grandfather they probably were (he was very vocal about Ukrainian issues).

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