The case of Vasyl Stus

  title={The case of Vasyl Stus},
  author={Persecuted poet},
  journal={Index on Censorship},
  pages={13 - 14}
Vasyl Semyonovich Stus is a noted poet and translator who first fell victim to official wrath twelve years ago, in 1965, when he took part in a meeting in Kiev to protest against the suppression of Ukrainian literature and culture. As a result of that gesture, Stus was forced to abandon his doctorate, his poems were banned, and in 1966 he was sacked from his post at the State Historical Archives in Kiev. Stus found a job on a building site, but was dismissed for ‘working outside his profession… 
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