Establishment and activities of the Society of the Ukrainian language, literature and culture of Vojvodina (Serbia)

G. Sagan

Abstract


Introduction. With the birth of the democratic processes in Yugoslavia which began to unfold in the 80s years of the twentieth century in Vojvodina – the main area of concentration Serbian Ukrainians – appeared better conditions for the establishment of national societies. Cities Verbas and Kula became the first centers of the revival of cultural and social life of the Ukrainian diaspora in Vojvodina in the early 80’s. In addition to the optional study of the Ukrainian language, there were opened theatrical groups, dancing and music groups. Society of the Ukrainian language, literature and culture of Vojvodina actively attached to meeting national needs of Ukrainians in Serbia.

Purpose. Show the process of establishing Society of Ukrainian Language, Literature and Culture of Vojvodina. Outline the content of the Society’s activity and highlight its role in the cohesion of the Ukrainian community in Serbia. Show how the Society provided a full functioning of national life for Ukrainians in the region.

Methods. In the article are used the following methods: analysis and synthesis, logical, critical, historical method, comparative, descriptive.

Results. Was discovered a number of problems of the Society caused by territorial dispersion of Ukrainians in Vojvodina, limited financial resources of the organization. It is shown that the indifference of the individual Ukrainian families regarding the study of the Ukrainian language by their children had a negative impact on the Society’s activities.

Originality. It has been documented that the Yugoslav Ukrainians with their active social and creative activities have made a significant contribution to the presentation of Ukrainian culture among the Yugoslav peoples. Facts show how the Society of Ukrainian language, literature and culture of Vojvodina actively joined to the satisfaction of the national needs of the Ukrainians in Serbia. Is revealed, also, the content of the dialogue of Society with Ukraine and international diasporic institutions that formed the positive image of the Ukrainian culture in Serbia and in the world as a whole.

Conclusion. In general, the Society of the Ukrainian language, literature and culture «Prosvita» launched a diversified activity on the study of the Ukrainian language, literature and culture in the region. Took to a new level the cooperation between Ukrainians of Serbia and Ukraine and international community. In their work, they had a lot of problems caused by territorial dispersion of Ukrainians in Vojvodina, limited financial resources. It remains problematic relationship of the Society with the Ukrainians, who call themselves Rusyns. However, the measures organized by the Society so far, allow the Ukrainian society of Serbia to live a full national life and remain active members of foreign Ukrainians in the world.

Keywords


Ukrainian diaspora, cultural activities, Ukraine, Vojvodina, Serbia, Association of Ukrainian language, literature and culture of Vojvodina

References


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