+ Taras Shevchenko Monument Note

Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was a historical figure uniquely acceptable to both Ukrainian nationalists and the Soviet leadership. This document details both his poetry’s place in the history of Ukrainian literary and cultural revival, and the struggles against Tsarist oppression and predictions of revolution that earned him Lenin’s admiration. Mulroney's itinerary included a brief but significant stop to lay flowers at a Shevchenko monument in Kyiv.

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RG25-A-4, Vol. 27042, File 20-CDA-9-PM-EUR