Rada, almanac («Рада»; Council). A Ukrainian almanac edited and published by Mykhailo Starytsky in two volumes in Kyiv in 1883–4. It included poetry by Starytsky, Chaichenko (Borys Hrinchenko), Bobenko (A. Bibik), Mykola Sadovsky, Khrushch (Oleksander Afanasiev-Chuzhbynsky), Yakiv Shchoholiv, P. Ratai (Panteleimon Kulish), and others; Ivan Nechui-Levytsky's famous novelette ‘Mykola Dzheria’; the first two of four parts of Panas Myrny's classic realist novel ‘Poviia’ (Loose Woman); stories by Olena Pchilka, D. Mordovtsev (Danylo Mordovets), Bobenko, Hnat Kary (Ivan Tobilevych), Lopukh (A. Hrabenko), Hanna Barvinok, P. Myrny, and T. Alatonchenko; Starytsky's drama ‘Ne sudylos'’ (It Was Not Destined); Viktor Vasylenko's article on peasant associations; a demonological sketch by H. Desiatyn (H. Lukianov); and Mykhailo Komarov's pioneering bibliography of Ukrainian literature (1798–1883) with addenda.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]