The Valuev Circular and Censorship of Ukrainian Publications in the Russian Empire (1863–1876): Intention and Practice

  title={The Valuev Circular and Censorship of Ukrainian Publications in the Russian Empire (1863–1876): Intention and Practice},
  author={Johannes Remy},
  journal={Canadian Slavonic Papers},
  pages={110 - 87}
  • Johannes Remy
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • History
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers
Abstract This article discusses the Valuev circular of 1863 that placed limits on Ukrainian-language publications in the Russian Empire. It is based on extensive archival materials from RGIA in St. Petersburg. The main focus is on Petr Valuev’s intentions and the actual impact the circular had on Ukrainian publishing. Apart from the fear of Polish and Ukrainian subversion, Valuev was motivated by a long-term desire to spread the use of Russian—at least among some minority nationalities of the… 
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