Vasyl Stus

1938 - 1985

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Vasyl Semenovych Stus (Ukrainian: Васи́ль Семе́нович Стус; 6 January 1938, Rakhnivka, Ukrainian SSR – 4 September 1985, Perm-36, Kuchino, Russian SFSR) was a Ukrainian poet, translator, literary critic, journalist, and an active member of the Ukrainian dissident movement. For his political convictions, his works were banned by the Soviet regime and he spent 13 years in detention until his death in Perm-36—then a Soviet forced labor camp for political prisoners, subsequently The Museum of the History of Political Repression—after having declared a hunger strike on September 4, 1985. On November 26, 2005, the Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko posthumously awarded him the highest national title: Hero of Ukraine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasyl Stus has received more than 97,933 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Vasyl Stus is the 2,108th most popular writer (up from 2,665th in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 357th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Vasyl Stus ranks 2,108 out of 5,755Before him are James Hilton, Matthieu Ricard, Arne Garborg, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, David Lodge, and Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi. After him are Nihal Atsız, Fritz Leiber, Nguyễn Du, Samuil Marshak, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, and Ludwig Uhland.

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Among people born in 1938, Vasyl Stus ranks 161Before him are Omar Abdel-Rahman, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Patrick Bauchau, Benjamin Mkapa, Paul Martin, and Larisa Shepitko. After him are Ahmed Qurei, Klaus Voormann, William B. Davis, Arsen Dedić, Ronny Cox, and Jan Assmann. Among people deceased in 1985, Vasyl Stus ranks 71Before him are Philly Joe Jones, Eugene Ormandy, Fred Uhlman, Matti Järvinen, Denis de Rougemont, and Edmond O'Brien. After him are Wolfgang Reitherman, Heinz Hoffmann, Afet İnan, Theodore Sturgeon, Anton Karas, and Vladimir Jankélévitch.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Vasyl Stus ranks 298 out of 1,083Before him are Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky (1864), Tadeusz Borowski (1922), Salo Flohr (1908), Efim Geller (1925), Rostislav I of Kiev (1110), and Larisa Shepitko (1938). After him are Alexander Georg von Bunge (1803), Zbigniew Herbert (1924), Sergey Kamenev (1881), Hilarion of Kiev (990), Mark Taimanov (1926), and Natan Sharansky (1948).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Vasyl Stus ranks 39Before him are Naftali Herz Imber (1856), Arseny Tarkovsky (1907), Lina Kostenko (1930), Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky (1864), and Tadeusz Borowski (1922). After him are Zbigniew Herbert (1924), Adam Zagajewski (1945), Valentin Kataev (1897), Vsevolod Garshin (1855), Panteleimon Kulish (1819), and Mikołaj Rej (1505).