Vil’na Ukraïna (Saint Petersburg)
Vil’na Ukraïna (Saint Petersburg) (Free Ukraine). A monthly journal of literature, politics, and scholarship, published by Antin Shablenko in Saint Petersburg in 1906 as an organ of the Ukrainian Social Democratic Workers' party. It was edited by I. Lychko (nos 1–2) and then by Symon Petliura, Mykola Porsh, and Prokip Poniatenko. The journal was closed down by the tsarist authorities after they confiscated issue no. 5–6. At the same time, Shablenko was sentenced to a year in prison for his revolutionary activities.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]