Maiak (Kyiv)

Maiak (Kyiv) [«Маяк»; Beacon]. An illustrated weekly of culture and civic affairs, published in Kyiv from January 1913 to July 1914. Edited by Z. Shevchenko, it published articles on literary and historical topics, political commentaries, prose, and poetry. Contributors included Pavlo Tychyna, Yakiv Mamontov, Oleksa Slisarenko, and M. Hodovanets. Special issues were devoted to Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Taras Shevchenko, and Lesia Ukrainka. The journal advocated liberal democratic politics and devoted special attention to the Ukrainian and peasant questions in the Russian Empire. The tsarist government used the pretext of the outbreak of the First World War to close down #Maiak.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of #Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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