Author: Oksana Piaseckyj

Dear Editor: Regarding the Special Citation given by the Pulitzer Prize Board to the brave Ukrainian journalists risking their lives to capture the details of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s genocide of the Ukrainian nation, the award is well deserved. The question arises, however, why is the recognition given at this time, when there have been...

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How long do we have to wait for the Pulitzer Prize Board to admit their mistake and remove the undeserved Pulitzer Prize awarded to Walter Duranty, a discredited liar who admitted that he wrote at the behest of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his censors, and who denied that a famine ravaging Ukraine – known...

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MIAMI – As Ukrainian Americans across the United States stage demonstrations and commemorations relating to the apprehension of what will happen next in the Russian war on Ukraine, the south Florida community in Miami gave their solid support for Ukraine’s continued independence from the shackles of Moscow on January 30. To show solidarity with Ukraine, the choir at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Miami under the direction of Donna Maksymowich-Waskiewicz, presented a short program of Ukrainian patriotic songs, encouraging the audience to sing along. During the Divine Liturgy before the concert, Father Andrii Romankiv,…

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MIAMI – The Art Basel week in Miami is heralded as the event to see and at which people want to be seen. Art collectors gather here in the first week of December to invest their fortunes in the art presented by galleries located all over the world. After a two-year absence because of the...

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SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness has engaged Prof. Ray Gamache to speak on the topic of Gareth Jones during a webinar on October 27. Mr. Gamache is considered an expert on Gareth Jones, the Welsh journalist who reported the truth about the Holodomor but was denigrated by the...

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TALLAHASEE, Fla. – When a drama teacher finds a treasure trove of art among discarded items at a garage sale, at first, she is not sure of its significance, but she knows instinctively that what she discovered must be significant. Through some research, the discoverer learns that what she has found is a collection of paintings and a memoir of a Ukrainian woman’s journey through two horrific authoritarian governments. Teodora Verbitskaya, the author of the memoir and her daughter, Nadia Werbitzky, the artist, lived in Mariupol, Ukraine, and suffered through Stalinism and Nazism. Their collaborative work from 1927 to 1945…

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