Ivan Drach

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Ivan Drach
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Ivan Drach
Born (1936-10-17) 17 October 1936 (age 77)
Nationality Ukrainian
Occupation Poet
Political activist

Ivan Drach (Ukrainian: Іван Федорович Драч) (born 17 October 1936) is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, literary critic, politician dissident, and political activist.[1][2]

Drach played an important role in the founding of Rukh – the People's Movement of Ukraine – and led the organisation from 1989 to 1992.[1] Drach has promoted the use of the Ukrainian language in Ukraine and whilst serving as the Ukraine's minister of communication proposed wide-ranging measures including setting quotas for Ukrainian-language broadcasts and tax breaks for Ukrainian publishing.[2][3] Drach's other positions have included the chairmanship of the Ukrainian Intelligentsia Congress and heading the Writers' Union.[4][5] In 2006 Drach was awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.[6]


Poetry collections[edit]

  • Soniashnyk (The Sunflower, 1962)
  • Protuberantsi sertsia (Protuberances of the Heart, 1965)
  • Poeziï (Poems, 1967)
  • Balady budniv (Everyday Ballads, 1967)
  • Do dzherel (To the Sources, 1972)
  • Korin’ i krona (The Root and the Crown, 1974)
  • Kyïvs’ke nebo (The Kyivan Sky, 1976)
  • Duma pro vchytelia (Duma about the Teacher, 1977)
  • Soniashnyi feniks (The Solar Phoenix, 1978)
  • Sontse i slovo (The Sun and the Word, 1979)
  • Amerykans’kyi zoshyt (American Notebook, 1980)
  • Shablia i khustyna (The Saber and the Kerchief, 1981)
  • Dramatychni poemy (Dramatic Poems, 1982)
  • Kyïvs’kyi oberih (A Kyivan Amulet, 1983)
  • Telizhentsi (1985), Khram sontsia (A Temple of the Sun, 1988)
  • Lyst do kalyny (A Letter to a Viburnum Tree, 1990)
  • Vohon’ iz popelu (Fire from the Ashes, 1995)[1]

Movies screenwriting[edit]

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