Kedrovsky, Volodymyr

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Kedrovsky, Volodymyr [Кедровський, Володимир; Kedrovs’kyj], b 13 August 1890 in Kherson, d 13 March 1970 in Metuchen, New Jersey. Journalist; military and political activist. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Party of Socialist Revolutionaries and an organizer of the Ukrainian armed forces during the Ukrainian struggle for independence (1917–20). Elected vice-president of the Ukrainian Military Committee, Kedrovsky was a member of the Central Rada, serving as the undersecretary of war of the Ukrainian National Republic in 1917 and as chief inspector of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic in 1919. In 1920 he was appointed ambassador to the Baltic republics. He immigrated to Vienna in 1921, where he was the head of the Ukrainian League of Nations Association until 1924 and active in the Union of Ukrainian Journalists and Writers Abroad. In 1926 he immigrated to the United States. He was coeditor of the daily newspaper Svoboda (1926–33) and chief of the Ukrainian section of Voice of America (1955–63). His memoirs, Obrysy mynuloho (Sketches of the Past) and 1917-yi rik (The Year 1917, vol 1), were published in 1966.

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