Historian Orest Subtelny, author of Ukraine: A History, passes away

25 July 2016 - 23:34 8504
Canadian professor of Ukrainian descent, Subtelny influenced Ukraine's history thought in late 1980s


Орест Субтельний //
Орест Субтельний

Orest Subtelny, 75, passed away on Sunday 24 July 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

Hromadske Radio learned the sad news shared by Roman Senkus, Managing Editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine. It was confirmed by Tanya Dzulynska of the Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada,  with reference to Orest Subtelny’s wife and son.

The funeral will take place on Friday, in Toronto.

Orest Subtelny was born on May, 71941 in Krakow, Poland.

He was Professor of History and Political science at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Subelny made a mark on history by publishing the first widely read history of Ukraine in English called, Ukraine: A History, published by the University of Toronto Press in 1988. It was translated into Ukrainian, Russian, and other languages, and used as a text book in Ukraine. The English language version It went into four editions.

Details of the funeral are available on funeral directors’ web page.

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