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Ukrainians in Norway
25 August 2012 23:11

Ukrainian organizations in Norway

The Ukrainian Society in Norway, Oslo

The Ukrainian Society in Norway was officially registered on the 9th of October 2004 as a cultural and educational public organization. The Society's mission is to preserve and foster national identity of the Ukrainians in Norway. The Ukrainian Society in Norway has established a Sunday school for children where they can learn Ukrainian language and culture.

Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Society in Norway is Tetyana Bondarenko.

Postal address: 0258 Oslo, Uranienborgveien, 4.

Email: ukrainsk.no@gmail.com

Tel.: +47 23 27 03 79

Web-site: www.ukrainsk.no

 

The Ukrainian Union, Bergen

The Ukrainian Union was established on the 23d of August in Bergen. The Union's mission is to strengthen relations between Ukrainians and Norwegians, preserve national traditions and promote Ukrainian culture in Norway. The Ukrainian Union has also set up a Cultural Center for children offering courses in Ukrainian language, history, traditions and art.

Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Union – Anna Bakken.

Email: ukrainianbergen@gmail.com

Tel.: +47 46846269

Web-site: www.ukrspilka.nohttps://www.facebook.com/ukrainereihordaland/?ref=bookmarks

 

The Ukrainian Union in Rogaland 

The Ukrainian Union in Rogaland (Stavanger) brings together about 60 people in Western Norway. The union's activity is focused on the maintenance and development of language and culture, volunteer activities. The leadership of the union consists of 5 people, the Head of the Board is Liudmyla Nielsen.

Email: ukrrogaland@gmail.com

Tel.: +47 98839779

 

The Ukrainian Union in Trondheim

The Ukrainian Union in Trondheim was founded on October 12, 2018 in the city of Trondheim. The chairman of the union is Olga Mosand.

Email: Trondheim@ukrainere.no

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ukrainsktrondheim/

Famous Ukrainians in Norway

Mykola Radejko

(1920-2005)

Famous doctor and public activist, founder of the first Ukrainian society in Norway, and aone of Lemkivshchyna local leaders of UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) before, Mykola Radejko was born on the 2nd of October 1920 in Yavoriv (Ukraine). In 1937 he joined OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) and was therefore expelled from gymnasium «Ridna shkola». Afterwards he was imprisoned in Peremysl. Having passed exams in the gymnasium he entered Lviv university, but was later also expelled for political believes. He was then again imprisoned and brought to Lviv prison at Zamarstynivska street and later Bryhidky prison. In October 1942 he entered Lviv Medical University.

In 1943 р. he passed an UPA new-comer training in Carpathian mountains and was appointed a regional leader of OUN in Lemkivshchyna. Mykola Radejko was in charge of Ukrainian liberation movement in the Ukrainian Republic. In 1947 he escaped to Warsaw, and later to Gdansk and further fled to Norway. In 1953 he graduated from Medical Faculty of the University of Oslo and founded the Ukrainian society in Norway, He was also an active member of PEN-club. Mykola Radejko invited many Ukrainian scholars and public activists to Norway, wrote a number of articles on Ukrainian topics in leading Norwegian newspapers. He was often called Ukraine's informal Ambassador.

He visited Ukraine in 1991. Then he came to Yavoriv and Lviv, where he met with the head of Lviv regional council Vyacheslav Chornovil. Mykola Radejko passed away in 2005 and was burried in Oslo. In 1999 a book by С.Christensen om Mykola Radejko titled «Frihet for Ukraina. Historien om Mykola Radejko» (J.W. Cappelens Forlag A.S., 1992) was translated into Ukrainian by Olha Senyuk.

Source: http://zik.com.ua.

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