Maiak (Saint Petersburg)

Maiak (Saint Petersburg) [«Маяк»; Beacon]. A Russian literary and cultural monthly published in Saint Petersburg in the years 1840–5. It was edited by P. Korsakov and S. Burachek, who despite their reactionary, xenophobic views promoted ‘Little Russian’ literature and published in the journal works by the Ukrainian writers Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko, Petro Hulak-Artemovsky, Yevhen Hrebinka, Oleksander Korsun, Kostiantyn Dumytrashko, and Taras Shevchenko, and articles by such ethnographers as Izmail Sreznevsky, Mykola Kostomarov, Amvrosii Metlynsky, and Oleksander Afanasiev-Chuzhbynsky.

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

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