Vil’na Ukraïna (Lviv)

Vil’na Ukraïna (Lviv) («Вільна Україна»; Free Ukraine). The official newspaper of the Lviv city and oblast soviets and committees of the Communist Party of Ukraine, published five days a week in Lviv from November 1939 to June 1941 and from 1944 to 1991. The newspaper’s pressrun was increased from 88,000 in 1960 to 230,000 in 1980, but by 1990 it had been reduced to 192,000. By contrast, the pressrun of the Russian-language newspaper of the Lviv oblast Communist Party Committee and Soviet, L'vovskaia pravda (est 1946), was increased from 38,000 in 1960 to 111,250 in 1980.

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

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