Keywords: national-cultural societies, national minorities, Greek community, cultural, educational rights


The article deals with the activities of representative bodies of the Greek national minority in order to ensure the cultural and educational rights of the community on the territory of Ukraine. An overview of those organizations of the Greek community, whose activities have a special impact on the life of the Greek community and which are active in public activities, are: Panteleimon Bumburas Charitable Foundation; Branch of the Greek Fund for Culture; Mariupol City Association of the Greeks; Kharkiv City Society of Greeks «Helios»; K. Ipsilanti Kiev City Association of the Greeks; Federation of Greek Societies of Ukraine. It was emphasized that the cultural rights of the Greeks of Ukraine are mainly realized through: access to literary works in the language of the national minority (including through the functioning of the library of Hellenistic studies “Konstantinos Levendis”), access to objects of material heritage (in particular, the house-estate of Prince Konstantin Ipsilanti and there is a monument to the prince located in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv, the building belonging to Grigory Marazli in which members of the society “Filiki Eteriya” met) and the opportunity to freely celebrate the important holidays for them. It was emphasized that the Greek community does not have significant problems in meeting its basic cultural, educational or informational rights (Greek schools operate, 6 higher education institutions train specialists in the Modern Greek language, publish newspapers “Ellins of Ukraine” and “Odyssos”), conducted system of scientific work on the research of Hellenism (under the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University there is the Center of Hellenistic Studies and Greek Culture and the Andriy Biletsky Center of Hellenistic Studies and Greek Culture, and at the Mariupol State University the Institute of Ukrainian- Greek friendship and Hellenistic studies functions). At the same time, due to lack of financial support from the state or local budgets, national-cultural societies face such problems as: limited opportunities for newspaper publishing, rental of premises for organizations and cultural events.

Author Biography

Svіtlana Dubova

Дубова Світлана Володимирівна,
кандидат історичних наук ORCID: 0000-0002-0374-2099


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