Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sviatoslav Karavansky

Sviatoslav Karavansky (1920, Odesa, Ukraine - 2016 Baltimore, USA) was a linguist, writer, translator, journalist, and political dissident. A political prisoner detained in Soviet labor camps and prisons for 31 years, Karavansky was best known for his great and tireless dedication, over many decades, to the study and preservation of the Ukrainian language.

In  1979 Karavansky and his wife (and political prisoner) Nina Strokatathey left the USSR for the United States of America after being deprived of their Soviet citizenship.

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