President Victor Yushchenko in his letter to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin expressed his concerns about the situation with the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, according to the President`s press-office.
In his letter V. Yushchenko wrote that Ukrainian community in Russia in particular is highly alarmed by intention of Russian authorities to reorganize the Library. Also staff rearrangements conducted leading to difficulties in functioning are of great worry.
It is also said in the letter that Ukrainian part highly appreciates the fact that the Library was restored in 2006 thanks to Moscow authorities’ efforts. President conceders that a “significant event in relations between our states” and thinks that “continuation of proper Library’s functioning should not escape our mutual attention”.
V. Yushchenko also offered V. Putin to arrange joint custodial board incorporating representatives of Ukrainian community as well as Russian scientists, literary men and cultural workers to supervise the Library.
President is reassured that it is very important that the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow continues to fulfill cultural, educational an informational needs of many millions of Ukrainians living Russia as well as of all connoisseurs’ of Ukrainian literature.