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19. Ukraine’s revered literary bard (a.k.a. poet of the nation) is:

Though the 19th-century writer Nikolai Gogol was indeed born in Ukraine and is far better known worldwide, Taras Shevchenko is considered the national poet of Ukraine. A collection of his poetry called “Kobzar,” written in the first half of the 19th century, is considered the foundation for the Ukrainian language, and his statue can be seen in virtually every town and city.

Though the 19th-century writer Nikolai Gogol was indeed born in Ukraine and is far better known worldwide, Taras Shevchenko is considered the national poet of Ukraine. A collection of his poetry called “Kobzar,” written in the first half of the 19th century, is considered the foundation for the Ukrainian language, and his statue can be seen in virtually every town and city.

Though the 19th-century writer Nikolai Gogol was indeed born in Ukraine and is far better known worldwide, Taras Shevchenko is considered the national poet of Ukraine. A collection of his poetry called “Kobzar,” written in the first half of the 19th century, is considered the foundation for the Ukrainian language, and his statue can be seen in virtually every town and city.

Though the 19th-century writer Nikolai Gogol was indeed born in Ukraine and is far better known worldwide, Taras Shevchenko is considered the national poet of Ukraine. A collection of his poetry called “Kobzar,” written in the first half of the 19th century, is considered the foundation for the Ukrainian language, and his statue can be seen in virtually every town and city.

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Alexander Pushkin

 

Nikolai Gogol

 

Verka Serduchka

 

Taras Shevchenko

 
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