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Valentin Iakovlevich Moroz

Ukrainian nationalistpolitician

Valentin Moroz, Ukrainian nationalistpolitician.

Background

Moroz, Valentin was born in 1936 in Western Ukraine.

Education

Graduated in history from L’vov University.

Career

Komsomol member. Worked as a teacher. Protested against the destruction of folk culture in Western Ukraine. Arrested, 1965. Sentenced to 4 years in the Gulag.

Released,1969. Wrote verse and articles, which circulated in samizdat. Re-arrested,1970. After his release, emigrated to the West. Active in Ukrainian nationalist organizations abroad.

His memoirs of his life in the camps, Reportazh iz Zapovednika Imeni Berta is the most sucessful of his works.