Keynote Presentation by Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych
“How Archives of the World reflect Ukrainian History”
Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych – one of the leading Ukrainian historian, researcher of the history of the Ukrainian liberation movement. In 2009-2010, while being the Director of Branch-Wise State Archive of Security Service of Ukraine, was busy with declassifying previously secret KGB archives and making them accessible through specially established network of inquiry centres and e-Archive. The Author of the first course for high school “Ukrainian Liberation Movement, 1920-50”. In 2002, Dr. Viatrovych founded the Center for Research on the Liberation Movement (CDVR) www.cdvr.org.ua – non-governmental organization that deals with various aspects of the Ukrainian liberation movement in the ХХ century. CDVR publishes the journal “Ukrainian Liberation Movement” and collaborates with academic and state institutions of Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.