Ukraïns’ke slovo (Winnipeg)

Ukraïns’ke slovo (Winnipeg) (Ukrainian Word). A pro-Soviet weekly newspaper and the organ of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, published in Winnipeg from January 1943. Edited by Matthew Shatulsky and then Mykola Hrynchyshyn, the paper was intended mainly for Ukrainian farmers in western Canada, and published articles on the labor and farm movements, political and economic affairs, and cultural topics. It reached the height of its popularity during and after the Second World War, when it helped raise funds and supplies for the Soviet war and rebuilding efforts. At that time it had up to 15,000 subscribers. It constantly praised the Soviet Union and published regular attacks on Ukrainian ‘bourgeois nationalists’ in Canada. After the war it strongly criticized the Canadian government for allowing anti-Soviet Ukrainian displaced persons to immigrate to Canada. In 1965 the paper merged with Ukraïns’ke zhyttia (Winnipeg) to form Zhyttia i slovo (Toronto).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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