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4th quarter 2013

31 Dec 2013 New story

Ukrainian translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The musician» (by M. Mikhnovsky) is now publishing. Today – 2nd chapter.

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29 Dec 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Fire in the desert. Watercolour (21,4 × 29,6 cm). [No sooner 12.V] 1848. Property of S.A. Taranushenko (Kyiv) The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with ten drawings from Aral expedition of 1848 – 1849, including «Fire in the desert».

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27 Dec 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 429 1848, June 25. – Report of gendarmerie lieutenant colonel Yesipov to A. F. Orlov on delivering M. I. Kostomarov into exile in Saratov.

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25 Dec 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of August 23 – 31, 1857.

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23 Dec 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "11. Denunciations of brothers and arresting them."

To learn about the structure of society, Petrov went on the second day at evening to Gulak, now at the beginning asked as a liberal Gulak's guest called, and learned that this was landlord Savich.

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21 Dec 2013 New story

Ukrainian translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The musician» (by M. Mikhnovsky) is now publishing. Today – 1st chapter.

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19 Dec 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. On the deck of the schooner. A boat with a sail. Schooner at the beach. Outline. Pencil. [VI 1848 – IX 1849]. Back of sheet 26 of… The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with twelve drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «On the deck of the schooner».

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17 Dec 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 420 1848, June 11. – The letter of A. F. Orlov to Minister of Interior L. O. Perovsky of sending M. I. Kostomarov into exile in Saratov and the setting for him strict supervision.

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15 Dec 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of August 11 – 20, 1857.

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11 Dec 2013 Revolution – as revolution, but news – as sheduled

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "10. Time of writing "Books Genesis of Ukrainian people".

It is tempting to assume that in May 1846 KOstomarov wrote his "Books" under the influence of his conversations with Shevchenko and his poems that one would give of himself as a historian equivalent thing to Shevchenko's "Sleep" and "Message".

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10 Dec 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – 13th chapter.

I saw the brilliant future of my favourite and friend as something that had come to an end at the very height of his radiant fame. But it was already impossible to relieve his distress.

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9 Dec 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Winter building of Aral expedition. Sketch. Pencil. [IX 1848 – IX 1849]. Back of sheet 11 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 109 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with twelve drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Winter building of Aral expedition».

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7 Dec 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 410 1848, May 27. – Letter by T.P. Kostomarova to L. V. Dubbelt to allow her son to live a few days in St. Petersburg before being sent into exile.

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5 Dec 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of August 5 – 10, 1857.

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3 Dec 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "9. The issue of authorship "Books Genesis of Ukrainian people."

In harmonious whole work of Kostomarov merged his great religion, genuine democracy and hot love for Ukrainian masses with the enemy position to serfdom.

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1 Dec 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – 12th chapter.

Secondly, I learned from the stilted letter of my favourite that he, poor chap, unaware of it himself, was head over heels in love with his pretty, flighty pupil.

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29 Nov 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Landscapes mountainous shores of the Aral Sea. Outline. Pencil. [VI 1848 – IX 1849]. Back of sheet 5 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 109 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with twelve drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Landscapes mountainous shores of the Aral Sea».

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27 Nov 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 398 1847, October 23. – Notice of L.V. Dubbelt to T.P. Kostomarova that A. F. Orlov refused to let M. I. Kostomarov go to the Crimea for treatment.

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25 Nov 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of July 21 – 29, 1857.

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23 Nov 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "8. Books Genesis of Ukrainian people."

On borrowed scheme author gave us a completely original work, which gave liberation ideology of Pan-Slavism, define special honorary messianistic role of Ukraine in this liberation struggle.

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21 Nov 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – 11th chapter.

I seemed to have written you last autumn that I intended to paint from her a vestal virgin in addition to her portrait of a diligent pupil. But it was difficult to come by lilies or white roses in winter.

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19 Nov 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Rural landscape. Pencil. [1846]. Back of sheet 53 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 108 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with twelve drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Rural landscape».

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17 Nov 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 389 1847, June 24. – The letter of D. G. Bibikov to A. F. Orlov about transfer Kostomarov's library and property to R. U. Mazurova.

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15 Nov 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – 10th chapter.

With a sinking heart I went behind the canvas, and what I saw took my breath away: in front of me was not a painting, but a live siege of Pskov in all its horror and grandeur.

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13 Nov 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of July 11 – 20, 1857.

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11 Nov 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Internal view of Kiev St. Sophia Cathedral. Sketch. Pencil. [1846]. Sheet 46 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 108 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with ten drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Internal view of Kiev St. Sophia Cathedral».

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9 Nov 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "7. Ideology of Cyril-Methodius brothehood".

To share consensus proposed to use Moscow language, and also according Kostomarov "had been planned that Slavic nations joined to Russia and formed a federation with it."

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7 Nov 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – nineth chapter.

Looking at the skirts of my glittering raincoat, I was thinking: only a short time ago, wearing a shabby, soiled smock frock as I did then, I dared not even dream of such glittering garb. And now! I threw one hundred rubles to the wind just for a raincoat. It is simply an Ovidian metamorphosis.

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5 Nov 2013 Cooperation with e-archive

According to the agreement with our website will be periodically copied to this archive.

We consider this as a recognition of our work.

3 Nov 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of July 1 – 10, 1857.

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1 Nov 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Portrait of an unknown. Pencil. [1846 – 1847]. Back of sheet 32 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 108 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with ten drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Portrait of an unknown».

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31 Oct 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "6. Foundation of Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and its members".

Kostomarov, Gulak and Belozersky promote idea to create a society, whose task would be to spread the idea of slavic federation both by education and by literature.

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29 Oct 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – eighth chapter.

No sooner had I sat the model on a chair and picked up the palette than the neighbours’ girl, sportive and laughing as always, came darting into the room, and no sooner had she seen the model than she froze abruptly, burst out sobbing, and pounced on her like a little tiger.

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27 Oct 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 372 1847, May 30. – Report of I. M. Skobelev to Nicholas I about delivering N. I. Kostomarov and P. A. Kulish to Alekseevsky Ravelin.

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25 Oct 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is continued to publish. Today – records of June 21 – 30, 1857.

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23 Oct 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. On the shore of the Aral Sea. Sketch. Pencil. [VII, IX 1849]. Back of sheet 25 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 108 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with ten drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «On the shore of the Aral Sea».

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21 Oct 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "5. Kyiv group of young idealists on the eve of the Brotherhood".

Before transfer Kostomarova to Kyiv leaders of Kyiv group were Shevchenko and Kulish: Shevchenko, since all young once felt its superiority, and Kulish acquainted many of them.

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19 Oct 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – seventh chapter.

For over a month now I have been living together with the incomparable Sternberg and I’d wish that God grant real brothers to live as we do. What a kind, meek creature he is. A genuine artist

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17 Oct 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 359 1847, May 19. – Testimony of N. I. Kostomarov in 3rd Division.

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15 Oct 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The ukrainian translation of the «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is started to publish. Today – records of June 12 – 20, 1857.

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13 Oct 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Expeditionary camp in the desert. Sketch. Pencil. [11.V – 17.VI 1848]. Back of sheet 16 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 108 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with ten drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Expeditionary camp in the desert».

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11 Oct 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "4. Romantic Ukrainism of Nicholas Kostomarova in Kharkiv years".

The main feature – a hot love for Ukraine and its past, by hot sympathy for depressed and downed by, and at the same time firm hope for the best future.

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9 Oct 2013 New story

English translation of T. Shevchenko's story «The artist» is now publishing. Today – sixth chapter.

I do not remember whether I wrote you in my last letter that during my third quarterly examination in September I was transferred to the nature class as a top student for my Warrior.

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7 Oct 2013 New on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue publishing the third part of the investigation materials of Cyril and Methodius society – "Case of M.I.Kostomarov". Today – the next 10 documents.

¹ 346 1847, April 17. – Replies of M. I. Kostomarov on questions during interrogation in 3rd Division".

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5 Oct 2013 New drawings published

Taras Shevchenko. Church with bell tower. Sketch. Pencil. [1846]. Back of sheet 4 of album 1846 – 1850 ¹ 108 The gallery of painting works by Taras Shevchenko is replenished with ten drawings from album of 1846 – 1850, including «Church with bell tower».

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3 Oct 2013 New records in the «Journal»

The «Journal» by Taras Shevchenko is finished to publish. Today – records of May 11 – July 13, 1858.

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1 Oct 2013 New book on Cyril-Methodius society

We continue to publish a book of Michael Vozniak "Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood" (1921). Today – section "3. Other components of the ideological ground for the organization of the Brotherhood".

The whole essence of this all-slavic movement contained in the work of raising national feelings, awakening of the unconscious by the time publicness and people.

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