The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has congratulated Ukrainian poetess Lina Kostenko’s birthday. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.
“For me, as for all Ukrainians, this day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the great poet of the era, whose name has become a symbol of national honor and dignity. Let the great words of Lina Kostenko – the word of love, hope, freedom, continues to lead us, “the noble means”, – said the head of state.
In turn, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman also on the page in Facebook noted that sharp pen of Lina Kostenko mesmerizing Ukrainians his sincerity and patriotism.
“Lina Vasylivna, you is the embodiment of the Ukrainian soul!” – stressed the Prime Minister.
Lina Kostenko was born on March 19 1930 in Rzhyshchiv (Kyiv oblast) in a family of teachers. He studied at the Kiev pedagogical Institute, Literary Institute. A. M. Gorky.
Lina Kostenko is an honorary Professor of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, an honorary doctor of Chernivtsi national University. She was also awarded the State prize of the USSR them. Shevchenko (1987) for the novel “Marusia Churai” and a collection of “Originality”.
The Petrarch prize Lina Kostenko received in 1994 international award. Eleny Teligi in 2000; the insignia of the President of Ukraine in 1992; order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise V degree in 2000.
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