Ivan Dziuba (Ukrainian: Іва́н Миха́йлович Дзю́ба) is a Ukrainian literary critic, social activist, dissident, Hero of Ukraine, academic of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the second Minister of Culture of Ukraine (1992—1994), Head of the Committe for Shevchenko National Prize (1999-2001).
Co-Chief of Editorial Board of the Encyclopaedia of Modern Ukraine. Chief editor of the magazine The Contemporary (Сучасність) in the 1990s, a member of the editorial boards of scientific magazines "Київська старовина", "Слово і час", "Євроатлантика" and others.
Born in a peasant family. In 1932 Ivan's family, fleeing from the famine, moved from the home village to the nearby worker village Novotroyits'ke, but not for long. Later, permanently - in Olenevski Careers (now Dokuchaevsk), where Dziuba finished secondary school № 1. He graduated from Donetsk Pedagogical Institute, conducted the graduate studies in the Shevchenko Institute of Literature.
Became printed in 1959.
In the 1970s, was subjected to harassment for the views expressed in some publications.
The work Internationalism or Russification? (London, 1968 "Motherland" magazine (ukr. "Вітчизна"), 1990, № 5-7) - about the problems threatening national relations in socialist society. Special Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine has called the work "lampoons on the Soviet reality, the national policy of the CPSU and the practice of communist construction in the USSR." Authorities accused Dziuba in undermining Soviet friendship of peoples, fueling hatred between the Ukrainian and Russian peoples.
Laureate of the Shevchenko Prize, O. Biletsky Prize, Antonovich Fund International Prize, Volodymyr Vernadsky Prize.
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