On October 25, 2014, Omelian and Tetiana Antonovych Foundation Award ceremony, organized by the Foundation in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S., took place at the National Press Club.
The annual awards presented by the Antonovych Foundation designed to honor prominent literary works in Ukrainian and/or Ukrainian studies. Over the three decades, the Antonovych Foundation presented more than 60 awards. The distinguished laureates include world renowned literature and science figures such as: Orest Subtelny, David Sonders, Robert Conquest, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, Yaroslav Dashkevych, Yuri Andrukhovych, Lina Kostenko, Oksana Zabuzhko, Bogumila Berdychowska, and many others.
This year's award winner became Timothy Snider, Professor of History at Yale University, for his scholarly works about the history of modern Central and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, and his personal contribution towards the building of civil society in Ukraine.
In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk underlined the considerable contribution of the Antonovych Foundation into preservation and restoration of historical heritage of Ukraine and Ukrainian Studies.
He also expressed his deep gratitude to Professor Snyder for his comprehensive researches, which help us better understand our history, and for his support to Ukraine at this difficult for our country time. “When I read this book, I feel terrible pain of the Ukrainian people and other nations of the region as my own. At the same time, I also saw the powerful personality of the researcher who was able to convey the scale of this tragedy in such a precise and impressive manner”, the Ambassador said.
In the photo: (left to right) Professor R.Shpourlyuk, I.Voyevidka, N.Terletska (spouse of Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.S.), Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.S. O.Motsyk, Professor N.Snyder, Professor M.Khomyak-Bohachevska & R.Slonewskyi