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Stepan Bandera
Степан Бандера

Stepan Bandera

Born 1 January 1909
Uhryniv Staryi, Galiсia, Austria–Hungary
Died 15 October 1959 (aged 50)
Munich, West Germany
Nationality Ukrainian
Occupation Politician
Military service
Awards Hero of Ukraine

Stepan Andriyovych Bandera (Ukrainian: Степан Андрійович Бандера) (1 January 1909 – 15 October 1959) was a Ukrainian politician and one of the leaders of Ukrainian national movement in (Galicia) Western Ukraine, who headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). The son of a clerical family, Bandera was an activist, a scout, and eventually the leader of the Ukrainian Nationalist movement.

During his political career, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalist (OUN) split into two factions: the OUN-M and the OUN-B. Stepan Bandera was responsible for the proclamation of an Independent Ukrainian State in Lviv on 30 June 1941.

Soviet authorities authorised his assassination by the KGB in Munich, West Germany, on 15 October 1959.

Bandera is a controversial figure in contemporary Ukraine due to his alliance with Nazi Germany prior to and in the early parts of the German invasion of the Soviet Union (he later turned against the Nazis and was imprisoned by them). Assessments ranged from totally apologetic to sharply negative.[1] On 22 January 2010, the outgoing President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko awarded to Bandera the title of Hero of Ukraine (posthumously).[2]



Early life

Family house of the Bandera family in Staryy Uhryniv

Born in the village of Uhryniv Staryi, in the Kalush District in Galiсia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in now Western Ukraine. His father, Andriy Bandera, was the Greek-Catholic rite parish priest of Uhryniv Staryi. His mother, Myroslava, was also from an established clerical family, the daughter of a Greek-Catholic priest in Uhryniv Staryi.

Stepan spent his childhood in Uhryniv Staryi, in the house of his parents and grandparents.

In the spring of 1922, his mother died from tuberculosis of the throat.


Bandera attended the Fourth Form Grammar School in Stryi,[3] where he also participated in sporting activities with the Sokil sports Society.

In 1923, at the age of 14, Bandera joined the Ukrainian scout organization "Plast" (Ukrainian: Пласт). Later in his association with Plast, he became a member of the group Chornomortsi.

Stepan Bandera a member of Plast (1923)

Bandera received an unconfirmed 4 reprimands during his time as a yunak, and is still considered an ideal Plast member{fact}.

After graduation from high school in 1927, he planned to attend the Ukrainian College of Technology and Economics in Podebrady in Czechoslovakia, but was not granted a travel papers by the Polish authorities.[4]

In 1928, Bandera enrolled in the agronomy program at the Lviv Polytechnical Institute.[5] This was one of the few programs open to Ukrainians at the time.[3]

In both high school and University, Bandera was an active member of a number political groups with a nationalist agenda. One of the most active of these groups was the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the OUN (Ukrainian: Організація Українських Націоналістів).

Political activism

Early Activities

Stepan Bandera had met and associated himself with members of a variety of Ukrainian nationalist organizations throughout his schooling - from Plast, to the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Українська Визвольна Організація) and also the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the OUN (Ukrainian: Організація Українських Націоналістів). The most active of these organizations was the OUN, and the leader of the OUN was Andriy Melnyk.[3]

Because of his charismatic personality, Stefan Bandera quickly rose through the ranks of these organizations, becoming the chief propaganda officer of the OUN in 1931, the second in command of OUN in Galicia in 1932-33, and the head of the National Executive or the OUN in 1933.[5]

For Bandera, an inclusive policy of nation building was important - therefore, he focussed on growing support amongst all classes of Ukrainians in all parts of Ukraine. In the early 1930s, Bandera was very active in finding and developing groups of Ukrainian nationalists in both Western and Eastern Ukraine.[3]


Stefan Bandera played key roles in the organization of terrorist activities against the Polish government, including sabotage (arson, damaging communications), laying bombs, expropriation of property and political asassination. He was arrested in Lviv in 1934, and tried for two separate crimes: first, involvement in a plot to assassinate the minister of internal affairs, Bronisław Pieracki, and second at a general trial of OUN executives. He was found guilty on both counts and sentenced to death.[5]

The death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.[5] He was held in Wronki Prison; in 1938 some of his followers tried unsuccessfully to break him out of the jail.[6]

In September 1939, soon after Nazi Germany attacked Poland, advancing German army units released Bandera from a Polish jail.[7] Soon thereafter Eastern Poland fell under Soviet occupation. Upon release from prison, Bandera moved to Krakow, the capital of the Germany's occupational General Government. There, he was in contact with the leader of the OUN, Andriy Melnyk. In 1940, the differences between the opinions of the two leaders were strained and the OUN was split into two factions - the Melnyk faction led by Andriy Melnyk, which preached a more conservative approach to nation-building, (also known as the OUN-M), and the Bandera faction led by S. Bandera, which supported a revolutionary approach, (also known as the OUN-B).[8]

OUN(B) sought support in Germany's military circles, while the OUN(M) sought connections with its ruling clique. In November 1939 about 800 Ukrainian nationalists began training in Abwehr's military camps. In the first days of December, Bandera, without co-ordination with Melnyk, sent a courier to Lviv with directives for preparation of an armed uprising. The courier was intercepted by the NKVD, which had captured some of the OUN(M)'s leaders. Another such attempt was prevented in Autumn 1940.

Formation of Mobile Groups

Before the independence proclamation of 30 June 1941, Bandera oversaw the formation of so-called "Mobile Groups" (Ukrainian: мобільні групи) which were small (5-15 members) groups of OUN-B members who would travel from General Government to Western Ukraine and after German advance to Eastern Ukraine to encourage support for the OUN-B and establishing the local authorities ruled by OUN-B activists.[9] This included out pamphlets and growing membership in OUN.

In total, approximately 7,000 people participated in these mobile groups, and they found followers among a wide circle of intellectuals, such as Ivan Bahriany, Vasyl Barka, Hryhorii Vashchenko, and many others.[10]

Formation of the UPA

Relationship with Nazi Germany

Historian David Marples has concluded that the relationship between Nazi Germany and Ukrainian nationalists was ambivalent, with both sides trying to exploit the other for their own purposes. The Germans thought of Bandera's movement as unreliable and overly ambitious, while Bandera's movement probably thought that the Germans had reneged on their promises to support the formation of an independent Ukrainian state.[11] Testimony of Colonel Stolze of the German Abwehr from 25 December 1945 was given to the Nuremberg Tribunal as Exhibit USSR-231, with the request that it be accepted as evidence. Stolze testified that both Melnyk and Bandera were recruited by Abwehr prior to the war to organize disruptions behind Soviet lines.[12]

According to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and other sources, Bandera had meetings with the heads of Germany's intelligence, regarding the formation of "Nachtigall" and "Roland" Battalions. In Spring the OUN received 2.5 million marks for subversive activities inside the USSR.[9][13][14] 29 June 1941 Bandera was removed from Lviv and travelled to Krakow without permission from the German authorities.[15] On 30 June 1941, OUN(B) declared in Lviv the formation of a Ukrainian state. Some of the published proclamations of the formation of this state that it "will work closely with the National-Socialist Greater Germany, under the leadership of its leader Adolf Hitler which is forming a new order in Europe and the world" - as stated in the text of the "Act of Proclamation of Ukrainian Statehood".[9][14] Gestapo and Abwehr officials protected Bandera followers, as both organizations intended to use them for their own purposes.[16] On July 5, Bandera was placed under honorary arrest (Latin: custodia honesta) in Krakow, and transported to Berlin the next day. 14 July he was released, but required to stay in Berlin. 12 July 1941 he was joined in Berlin by his deputy Yaroslav Stetsko, whom the Germans had moved from Lviv after an unsuccessful attempt by unknown persons to assassinate him.[17] During July–August both of them submitted dozens of proposals for cooperation to different Nazi institutions (OKW, RSHA etc.) [18] Although German officials demanded that he stop his armed activities against Melnyks OUN and recall the "Act of June the 30th, 1941", he refused.

After the German troops crossed the Dnieper River in September 1941, Hitler decided there was no need to establish a Ukrainian state.[9][14] After the assassination of two key members of OUN-M, said to have been committed by members of OUN-B, Bandera and Stetsko on 15 September 1941 were held in the central Berlin prison at Spandau and, in January 1942, transferred to Sachsenhausen concentration camp's special barrack for high profile political prisoners Zellenbau.[19] In 1943, Bandera was asked by Nazi officers whether he would support Hitler or not. According to one source, "Bandera quickly replied that it was clear that the Nazis would lose the war, and there was nothing to be gained for Ukraine by siding with them".[20]

In 1941 relations between Nazi Germany and the OUN-B soured to the point where a Nazi document dated 25 November 1941 stated that "... the Bandera Movement is preparing a revolt in the Reichskommissariat which has as its ultimate aim the establishment of an independent Ukraine. All functionaries of the Bandera Movement must be arrested at once and, after thorough interrogation, are to be liquidated...".[21] Military oppression of the population increased, and it soon became evident that military action against Nazi Germany was necessary. Meetings of the OUN leadership held February 1943 led the creation of the military wing of the OUN-B, which was the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

In April 1944 Bandera and his deputy Yaroslav Stetsko were approached by an RSHA official to discuss plans for diversions and sabotage against Soviet Army.[22]

In September 1944 [23] Bandera was released by Hitler in the hope that he would rouse the populace to fight the advancing Soviet Army. Bandera set up headquarters in Berlin.[24] Germans supplied OUN-B and UIA by air with arms and equipment. Some German personnel trained to conduct terrorist and intelligence activities behind Soviet lines, as well as some OUN-B leaders, were also transported by air until early 1945.[25][26]

Views towards other ethnic groups

Bandera and the Poles

In late 1942, Ukrainian nationalist groups were involved in a campaign of ethnic cleansing of Volhynia, and in early 1944, these campaigns began to include Eastern Galicia. It is alleged that up to 100,000 Polish civilians were murdered, by Ukrainian groups including the OUN-Bandera which bears primary responsibility for the massacres.[27]

Bandera and antisemtism

Ukrainian nationalism did not include antisemitism as a core aspect of its program (unlike competing Polish, Russian, Hungarian or Romanian nationalisms) and saw Russians as well as Poles as the chief enemy with Jews playing a secondary role. German intelligence concluded that Ukrainian nationalists were indifferent to the plight of the Jews and were willing to either kill them or help them, depending on what better served their cause. [28] On one occasion when the Germans discovered weapons stockpiles of the Ukrainian nationalists, the members of Bandera movement put the blame for it on the Jews. The OUN-B's ambivalent attitude towards the Jews was highlighted during the Second General Congress of OUN-B (April, 1941, Krakow). At that conference the OUN-B declared that "The Jews in the USSR constitute the most faithful support of the ruling Bolshevik regime, and the vanguard of Muscovite imperialism in Ukraine. The Muscovite-Bolshevik government exploits the anti-Jewish sentiments of the Ukrainian masses to divert their attention from the true cause of their misfortune and to channel them in a time of frustration into pogroms on Jews. The OUN combats the Jews as the prop of the Muscovite-Bolshevik regime and simultaneously it renders the masses conscious of the fact that the principal foe is Moscow."[29] In 1941-1942 while Bandera was cooperating with the Germans, OUN members did take part in anti-Jewish actions. In May 1941 at a meeting in Krakow the leadership of Bandera's OUN faction adopted the program “Struggle and action for OUN during the war” (Ukrainian: ”Боротьба й діяльність ОУН під час війни») which outlined the plans for activities at the onset of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union and the western territories of the Ukrainian SSR.[30] Section G of that document –“Directives for first days of the organization of the living state” Ukrainian: “Вказівки на перші дні організації державного життя» outline activity of the Bandera followers during summer 1941 [31] In the subsection of “Minority Policy” the OUN-B ordered: “Moskali (a derogatory terms for Russians), Poles, Jews are hostile to us must be exterminated in this struggle, especially those who would resist our regime: deport them to their own lands, importantly: destroy their intelligentsia that may be in the positions of power" ... "so-called Polish peasants must be assimilated"... Jews must be isolated, removed from governmental positions in order to prevent sabotage, those who are deemed necessary may only work with an overseer... Jews' assimilation is not possible.” [32][33][34] Later in June Yaroslav Stetsko sent to Bandera a report in which he indicated - “We are creating a militia which would help to get remove the Jews and protect the population.” [35][36] Leaflets spread in the name of Bandera in the same year called for the "destruction" of "“Moscow”, Poles , Hungarians and Jewry.[37][38][39]

Several Jews took part Bandera's underground movement,[40] including one of Bandera's close associates Richard Yary who was also married to a Jewish woman. Another notable Jewish UPA member was Leyba-Itzik "Valeriy" Dombrovsky. The OUN also aided Jews. According to a report to the Chief of the Security Police in Berlin dated March 30, 1942, " has been clearly established that the Bandera movement provided forged passports not only for its own members, but also for Jews.".[41] The false papers were most likely supplied to Jewish doctors or skilled workers who could be useful for the movement.[42] When Bandera was in conflict with the Germans, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army under his authority sheltered many Jews.[43] and included Jewish fighters and medical personnel.[44][45] In the official organ of the OUN-B's leadership, instructions to OUN groups urged those groups to "liquidate the manifestations of harmful foreign influence, particularly the German racist concepts and practices." [46] In summary, Bandera's movement sometimes harmed and sometimes helped Jews depending on particular circumstances and on Bandera's relationship with Germany.


On 15 October 1959, Stepan Bandera collapsed outside of Kreittmayrstrasse 7 in Munich and died shortly thereafter. A medical examination established that the cause of his death was poison (cyanide gas[47]). On October 20, 1959 Stepan Bandera was buried in the Waldfriedhof Cemetery in Munich.

Two years later, on 17 November 1961, the German judicial bodies announced that Bandera's murderer had been KGB defector Bohdan Stashynsky who acted on the orders of Soviet KGB head Alexander Shelepin and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.[48] After a detailed investigation against Stashynskyi, a trial took place from 8 October to 15 October 1962. The sentence was handed down on 19 October in which Stashynskyi was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment. The Federal Court of Justice of Germany confirmed at Karlsruhe that in the Bandera murder, the Soviet secret service was the main guilty party.


His brother Oleksandr (who had a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Rome) and brother Vasyl (a graduate in Philosophy, Lviv University) were arrested and interned in Auschwitz, where they were allegedly killed by Polish inmates in 1942.[49]

Andriy Bandera, Stepan's father was arrested in late May 1941 for harbouring an OUN member and transferrd to Kiev. In 8 July he was sentenced to death and executed on the 10th. His sisters Oksana and Marta-Maria were arrested by the NKVD in 1941 and sent to GULAG in Siberia. Both were released in 1960 without the right to return to Ukraine. Marta-Maria died in Siberia in 1982, and Oksana returned to Ukraine in 1989 where she died in 2004. Another sister, Volodymyra - was sentenced to a term in Soviet labour camps from 1946-1956. She returned to Ukraine in 1956.[50] Stepan's brother Bohdan's fate remains unknown, as accounts vary: some sources say he was killed by the Gestapo in Mykolayiv in 1943, other sources say he was killed by the NKVD operatives in 1944, but to date even the family members have no definite information.


Ukrainian postal stamp commemorating the 100 years of the birth of Stepan Bandera
Monument to Stepan Bandera in Berezhany, Ukraine.

The Soviet Union actively campaigned to discredit Bandera and all other Ukrainian nationalist partisans of World War II.[51][52][53][54]

In an interview with Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in 2005 former KGB Chief Vladimir Kryuchkov claimed that "the murder of Stepan Bandera was one of the last cases when the KGB disposed of undesired people by means of violence."[55]

In late 2006 the Lviv city administration announced the future transference of the tombs of Stepan Bandera, Andriy Melnyk, Yevhen Konovalets and other key leaders of OUN/UPA to a new area of Lychakivskiy Cemetery specifically dedicated to Ukrainian national liberation struggle.[56]

In October 2007, the city of Lviv erected a statue dedicated to the OUN and UPA leader Stepan Bandera.[57] The appearance of the statue has engendered a far-reaching debate about the role of Stepan Bandera and UPA in Ukrainian History. The two previously erected statues were blown up by unknown perpetrators, the current is guarded by a militia detachment 24/7. On October 18, 2007, the Lviv City Council adopted a resolution establishing the "Award of Stepan Bandera."[58][59]

On January 1, 2009 his 100th birthday was celebrated in several Ukrainian centres[60][61][62][63][64] and an postal stamp with his portrait was issued the same day.[65]

Hero of Ukraine Award

On January 22, 2010, on the Day of Unity of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko awarded to Bandera the title of Hero of Ukraine (posthumously). A grandson of Bandera, also named Stepan, accepted the award that day from the Ukrainian President during the state ceremony to commemorate the Day of Unity of Ukraine at the National Opera House of Ukraine.[66][67][68][69] This award has been condemned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center[70] and the Student Union of French Jews.[71] On February 25, 2010 the European Parliament criticized the decision by then ex-president of Ukraine Yushchenko to award Bandera the title of Hero of Ukraine and expressed hope it would be reconsidered.[72] On March 3, 2010 the Ivano-Frankivsk regional council called on the European Parliament to review this resolution.[73]


There are monuments of Stepan Bandera in Staryi Uhryniv, Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Drohobych, Terebovlya, Berezhany, Buchach, Dubliany, Mykytyntsi, Sambir, Stryi, Boryslav, Zalishchyky, Chervonohrad, Mostyska, and several villages.


  • Museum of Stepan Bandera in Dubliany
  • Museum of Stepan Bandera in Volya-Zaderevatska
  • Museum of Stepan Bandera in Staryi Uhryniv
  • Museum of Stepan Bandera in Yahilnytsya
  • Museum of liberation struggle named after Stepan Bandera in London


  • Stepan Bandera street in Lviv
  • Stepan Bandera street in Lutsk (former Suvorovska street)
  • Stepan Bandera street in Rivne (former Moskovska street)
  • Stepan Bandera street in Kolomyia
  • Stepan Bandera prospect in Ternopil
  • Stepan Bandera street in Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Stepan Bandera street in Chervonohrad
  • Stepan Bandera street in Drohobych (former Slyusarska street)
  • Stepan Bandera street in Stryi
  • Stepan Bandera street in Kalush
  • Stepan Bandera street in Kovel
  • Stepan Bandera street in Volodymyr-Volynskyi


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  32. ^ Меншинева політика. 16. Національні меншини поділяються на: а) приязні нам, себто членів досі поневолених народів; б) ворожі нам, москалі, поляки, жиди. а) Мають однакові права з українцями, уможливлюємо їм поворот в їхню батьківщину. б) Винищування в боротьбі, зокрема тих, що боронитимуть режиму: переселювання в їх землі, винищувати головно інтелігенцію, якої не вільно допускати до ніяких урядів, і взагалі унеможливлюємо продуку- вання інтелігенції, себто доступ до шкіл і т.д. Наприклад, так званих польських селян треба асимілювати, усвідомлюючи з місця їм, тим більше в цей гарячий, повний фанатизму час, що вони українці, тільки латинського обряду, насильно асимільовані. Проводирів нищити. Жидів ізолювати, поусувати з урядів, щоб уникнути саботажу, тим більше москалів і поляків. Коли б була непоборна потреба оставити, приміром, в господарськім апараті жида, поставити йому нашого міліціянта над головою і ліквідувати за найменші провини. Керівники поодиноких галузей життя можуть бути лише українці, а не чужині – вороги. Асиміляція жидів виключається. p.103-104 ОУН в 1941 році: документи: В 2-х ч Ін-т історії України НАН України К. 2006 ISBN 966-02-2535-0
  33. ^ same text p.485-486 І.К. Патриляк. Військова діяльність ОУН(Б) у 1940—1942 роках. — Університет імені Шевченко \Ін-т історії України НАН України Київ, 2004
  34. ^ Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, p.63
  35. ^ Dr. Franziska Bruder "Radicalization of the Ukrainian Nationalist Policy in the context of the Holocaust" The International Institute for Holocaust Research No. 12 -June 2008 p.37 ISSN 1565-8643
  36. ^ "робимо міліцію що поможе жидів усувати Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, p.63 ]
  37. ^ І.К. Патриляк. Військова діяльність ОУН(Б) у 1940—1942 роках. — Університет імені Шевченко \Ін-т історії України НАН України Київ, 2004 (No ISBN p 324 “Народе знай Москва Польша, мадяри жидова- це твої вороги. Нищ їх”
  38. ^ same text p.259 July p 576 December - ОУН в 1941 році: документи: В 2-х ч Ін-т історії України НАН України К. 2006 ISBN 966-02-2535-0
  39. ^ Harvest of despair: life and death in Ukraine under Nazi rule by Karel Cornelis Berkhoff (2004)
  40. ^ Philip Friedman. Ukrainian-Jewish Relations During the Nazi Occupation. In Roads to Extinction: Essays on the Holocaust. (1980) New York: Conference of Jewish Social Studies. pg. 204
  41. ^ By Herbert Romerstein. "Divide and Conquer: the KGB Disinformation Campaign Against Ukrainians and Jews. ''Ukrainian Quarterly'', Fall 2004. By Herbert Romerstein". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  42. ^ Richard Breitman. U.S Intelligence and the Nazis. Cambridge University Press. 2005. pg. 250
  43. ^ Friedman, P.. Ukrainian-Jewish Relations During the Nazi Occupation, YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science v. 12, pp. 259–96, 1958–59. 
  44. ^ Leo Heiman, "We Fought for Ukraine - The Story of Jews Within the UPA", Ukrainian Quarterly Spring 1964, pp.33-44.
  45. ^ Philip Friedman. Ukrainian-Jewish Relations During the Nazi Occupation. In Roads to Extinction: Essays on the Holocaust. (1980) New York: Conference of Jewish Social Studies. pg. 204. Among several Jews saved by UPA Friedman mentions a Jewish physician and his wife whom he knows in Israel who were saved by UPA, another Jewish physician and his brother who lived in Tel Aviv after the war
  46. ^ Philip Friedman. Ukrainian-Jewish Relations During the Nazi Occupation. In Roads to Extinction: Essays on the Holocaust. (1980) New York: Conference of Jewish Social Studies. pg. 188
  47. ^ The Partisan, Time (magazine) (November 2, 1959)
  48. ^ The Poison Pistol, TIME Magazine, December 01, 1961
  49. ^ p.190 The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965: genocide, history, and the limits Devin Owen Pendas Cambridge University Press [1]
  50. ^ Бандерштадт: місто Бандер №4 (231) 28 січня 2010р.
  51. ^ Stepan Bandera: Hero or Nazi sympathizer?, Kyiv Post (October 2, 2008)
  52. ^ Myths from U.S.S.R. still have strong pull today, Kyiv Post (February 25, 2009)
  53. ^ US intelligence perceptions of Soviet power, 1921-1946 by Léonard Leshuk, Routledge, 2002, ISBN-10: 0714653063/ISBN-13: 978-0714653068 (page 229)
  54. ^ Heroes and villains: creating national history in contemporary Ukraine by David R. Marples, Central European University Press, 2007, ISBN-10: 9637326987/ISBN-13: 978-9637326981 (page 234)
  55. ^
  56. ^ "Information website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  57. ^ Events by themes: Monument to Stepan Bandera in Lvov, UNIAN photo service (October 13, 2007)
  58. ^ Design by Maxim Tkachuk, web-architecture by Volkova Dasha, templated by Alexey Kovtanets, programming by Irina Batvina, Maxim Bielushkin, Sergey Bogatyrchuk, Vitaliy Galkin, Victor Lushkin, Dmitry Medun, Igor Sitnikov, Vladimir Tarasov, Alexander Filippov, Sergei Koshelev, Yaroslav Ostapiuk. "Корреспондент » Украина » События » Львов основал журналистскую премию имени Бандеры". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  59. ^ "Розпорядження №495". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  60. ^ Events by themes: Celebration of 100 birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera in Zaporozhye (Zaporozhye), UNIAN photo service (January 1, 2009)
  61. ^ Events by themes: Mass meeting, devoted to 100 birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera, in Stariy Ugriniv village, UNIAN photo service (January 1, 2009)
  62. ^ Events by themes: Monument to Stepan Banderq and memorial complex the heroes of UPA were opened in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ivano-Frankivsk), UNIAN photo service (January 1, 2009)
  63. ^ Events by themes: Kharkiv nationalists were disallowed to arrange a torchlight procession in honor of Bandera’s birthday (Kharkiv), UNIAN photo service (January 1, 2009)
  64. ^ Events by themes: Action ”Stepan Bandera is a national hero” (Kiev), UNIAN photo service (January 1, 2009)
  65. ^ 2009 Philatelic Issues - Stefan Bandera (1909-1959) The Ukrainian Electronic Stamp Album
  66. ^ President Viktor Yushchenko awarded title Hero of Ukraine to OUN Head Stepan Bandera, Radio Ukraine (January 22, 2010)
  67. ^ Stepan Bandera becomes Ukrainian hero, Kyiv Post (January 22, 2010)
  68. ^ Events by themes: 91th anniversary of Collegiality of Ukraine, UNIAN (January 22, 2010)
  69. ^ Ukraine. Rehabilitation and new heroes, EuropaRussia (January 29, 2010)
  71. ^ (French) L’UEJF choquée par Ioutchenko, pour qui Bandera est un héros de l’Ukraine, UEJF, February 1, 2010
  72. ^ European parliament hopes new Ukraine's leadership will reconsider decision to award Bandera title of hero, Kyiv Post (February 25, 2010)
  73. ^ Ivano-Frankivsk regional council calls on European Parliament to review resolution on Bandera, Kyiv Post (March 3, 2010)

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