Nash Holos Vancouver 1991-0820


From the Nash Holos Audio Archives:

Take a trip exactly 25 years down memory lane to the momentous historic events of August 1991 … Ukraine’s long-sought independence at the breakup of the USSR. This broadcast aired August 20, 1991 on AM1470 CJVB. Hosts: Bohdan Zajcew, Eugene (“Yevhen”) Lupynis, and Paulette (“Pawlina”) MacQuarrie

On this edition: На Хвилі Часу – News stories discuss Ukraine’s declaration of independence, Canadian government response to the attempted coup, efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress urging Canada to grant diplomatic recognition of Ukraine , Gorbachev’s plans for transitioning from communism to a free market system in the aftermath of the attempted coup • Feature interview with Victor Kolechko, a poet, translator, musician and former Red Army conscript. Victor shares his views on events at the time, which turned out to be startlingly prophetic • As usual… Great Ukrainian music! Artists: Braty Hadiukiny • Hoosli • Zymova Troyanda • Roman Ritachka • Rushnychok • Lvivsky Muzyky • Braterstvo • Zymovy Sad • Cheremshyna • Al Cherney

Disclaimer: This is a recording of a live radio transmission captured on cassette. The original studio recording is not available.

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