Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko considers that creative work of Nikolai Gogol unites Ukraine and Russia.

She said that today in scope of the presentation of full volume of Gogol’s works, publicized by joint efforts of Ukrainian and Russian specialists. Yulia Tymoshenko is an author of foreword to this publication.

“It is important for us that two countries really to unite around Gogol and we present the the world with full edition of his works without correction,” Yulia Tymoshenko said, ForUm’s correspondent informs.

At the same time Yulia Tymoshenko reminded that, Russian ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Ukraine Viktor Chernomyrdin initiated joint Ukrainian-Russian edition of Gogol’s works.

According to Tymoshenko, new edition puts an end in discussions which culture Gogol belongs. “When Ukrainian and Russian politicians meet, it is important when they say: Gogol is our! I want we always say “our” because Gogol is that our two peoples can be proud of. Gogol really unites us. I think that from Gogol two cultural and literary traditions – Ukrainian and Russian, appeared,” PM said.


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