Overview of the I͡Uriĭ Ivanovich Kostenko papers

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Title: I͡Uriĭ Ivanovich Kostenko papers
Date (inclusive): 1989-2012
Collection Number: 2016C39
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Ukrainian
Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes (4.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, party conference materials, election campaign literature, serial issues, pamphlets, and audiovisual materials, relating to political conditions and elections in Ukraine. Includes records of Narodnyĭ rukh Ukraïny and of Ukraïn'ska narodna partii͡a.
Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.
Creator: Kostenko, I͡Uriĭ Ivanovich,


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[Identification of item], I͡Uriĭ Ivanovich Kostenko papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2016.


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Biographical note

I͡Uriĭ Ivanovich Kostenko was an early member of Narodnyi Rukh Ukrainy, head of the Ukrainian People’s Party from 1999-2012, and served as Minister of Ecology of Urkaine from 1992-1998.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

I͡Uriĭ Ivanovich Kostenko papers consist of diverse materials related to Ukrainian political parties and movements between 1989 and 2012. Most of the materials relate to the People's Movement of Ukraine (Narodnyĭ rukh Ukraïny) and the Ukrainian People's Party (Ukraïn'ska narodna partii͡a), which Kostenko headed from 1999 to 2012. Other materials relate to parties and movements such as Hromadians'ka Pozytsii͡a, Narodna Demokratychna Partii͡a, Narodna Ahrarna Partii͡a Ukraïny, Nova Politika, PORA, Partii͡a "Reformy i Poriadok", Ukraïns'ka Ekolohichna Asotsiatsii͡a "Zelenyi Svit", and Ukraïns'ka Respublikans'ka Partii͡a.
The collection contains documentation of the Narodnyĭ rukh Ukraïny's political activities. Topics represented in these documents include conferences, Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, efforts to be accepted into the Christian Democrat and People's Parties International, efforts to obtain recognition of the activities of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army from 1939-1950's as a national liberation struggle, social and economic development issues, veterans' affairs, and trade union and employer organizations relations. Also contained in this section is a collection of the newspaper RUKH.
A large body of audio-visual materials is contained on DVDs prepared by the press service of the Ukraïn'ska narodna partii͡a. They include the 2006 Verkhovna Rada elections, the 2008 Kiev mayoral elections, the 2009 Ukraïn'ska narodna partii͡a congress and Kostenko's work in the Verkhovna Rada, commentary by Kostenko, as well as episodes of the "Narodnyi kontrol'" television program (2010). Another disc contains files of the Chysta Ukraina and PORA movements.
Of interest among printed matter are rare publications of the Ukraïn'ska Mizhpartii͡na Asambleia (1990-1991), the Antibol'shevysts'kyi Blok Narodov na Okkupurovannykh territoriiakh (1991), and the Spilka Nezalezhnoi Ukraïns'koi Molodi (1989-1990).
Ephemera consisting of brochures, calendars, leaflets and posters is scattered throughout the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ukraine--Politics and government--1991-