ST. VOLODYMYR THE GREAT MEDAL

St. Volodymyr the Great Medal-the highest award of the UWC in recognition of significant contribution to the development of the diaspora and/or Ukraine.

The medal was initiated in 1988, and the first recipients were awarded in 1989.

The design is based on a silver coin from the time of Volodymyr the Great. The medal is round with a trident on the front and the inscriptions СВІТОВИЙ КОНҐРЕС УКРАЇНЦІВ and UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS surrounding it, and on the reverse is an image of St. Volodymyr the Great with the inscription КНЯЗЬ КИЇВСЬКОЇ ДЕРЖАВИ СВ. ВОЛОДИМИР ВЕЛИКИЙ (Prince of the Kyivan State St. Volodymyr the Great). The medal is made of silver with a gilded gold ring. The accompanying St. Volodymyr the Great lapel pin is a replica of the reverse of the medal and is made of nickel with gold plating

Criteria

Criteria for the award is a significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian life in the diasporaand the nation building process of Ukraine in accordance with the goals and objectives of the UWCas specified in the UWC constitution.

UWC may awardindividuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of thediaspora and/or Ukraine

Nomination process for candidates

A nomination for the St. Volodymyr the Great Medal must be submitted in writing. The nominationmust include justification for awarding the nominee the St. Volodymyr the Great Medal.

Nominations for the St. Volodymyr the Great Medal can be made by:

a)  UWC Ukrainian Central Representations in countries with 100,000 or more Ukrainians, andthe World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, who, at the time of submitting anomination, have fulfilled all financial obligations with the respect to the UWC (paidmembership dues) for prior years;

b)  UWC Ukrainian Central Representations in countries with less than 100,000 Ukrainians,Ukrainian Churches-UWC members, European Congress of Ukrainians, UWC Ukrainianinternational organizations and UWC Ukrainian national organizations, which, at the time ofsubmitting a nomination, have fulfilled all financial obligations with respect to the UWC (paidmembership dues) for prior years; and

c)  members of the UWC Board of Directors.

The number of recipients is determined according to the following formula:

-3 individuals from each UWC member in Category A

-2 individuals from each UWCmember in Category B

-1 individual from every member of the UWC Board of Directors

Under special circumstances the number of recipients and the time of awarding may be changed.

The St. Volodymyr the Great Medal is awarded during the UWC Congress.

During every UWC term of office a Committee is tasked with the responsibility of reviewing theconformity of the submitted documents and proposing nominations to the UWC Board of Directorsfor ratification. Incomplete or late nominations will not be reviewed

Recipients awarded from 1989 – 2018

Canada

Paul Yuzyk
Michael Starchevskyj
Roy Romanow
Ray Hnatyshyn
Joe Clark
John Yaremko
Wasyl Kereluk

Brazil

Dr. Alphonse Antoniuk
Volodymyr Maistrovych
Dionisiy Onushkevych
Dr. Evald Padoliak
Dr. Joseph Pochapskyj
Wasyl Boyko
Vira Vichymyshyn-Azhibert

Argentina

Dr. Carlos Saúl Menem
Dr. Arturo Frondizi
Dr. Enrique Candia
Dr. Ricardo Levene (hijo)
Dr. Mariano Balanda
Gral. Pablo Skalany

Ukraine

Mykhailo Horyn

Canada
Dr. Zenon and Nadia Matkiwskyj

Ukraine
Levko Lukianenko
Vyacheslav Chornovil
Ivan Drach

Austria
Dr. Serhiy Naklovych
Dr. Oleksander Zhupnyk

Canada
Mykola Plaviuk
Dr. Petro Savaryn
Dr. Mykola Kushpeta
Zenon Duda
Dr. Danylo Husar Struk

USA
Rev. Wasyl Kushnir
Joseph Lysohir
Ivan Bazarko
Hnat Bilynskyj
Dr. Lubomyr Vynar
Osyp Zinkevych

Germany
Antin Melnyk

USA
Dr. Yuri Sheveliov

France
Dr. Wolodymyr Popovych

Canada

Yaroslava Shafraniuk
Dr. Frank Martyniuk
Dr. Mykola Sukhoversky
Petro Jacyk
Yaroslav Skrypnyk
Wolodymyr Okipniuk

Ukraine
Leonid Kuchma
Valeriy Borzov
Lina Kostenko

USA
Dr. Lev Dobriansky
Dr. Bohdan Shebunchak
Anna Kravchuk
Maria Khymynets
Dr. Theodosia Savytska
Sophie
Andrushkiw
Vera Mycio
Luba Biliovschuk

USA
Wasyl Kolodchyn

Canada

Volodymyr Stoyko
Iroida Wynnyckyj
Oksana Sokolyk
John Gregorovich
Dr. Wasyl Veryha
Vasyl Yanishewsky
Lesia Khraplyva-Schur
Danylo Shumuk

USA
Dr. Marusia Beck
Stepan Volkobecky

USA
Pavlo Dzul

Ukraine
Lidia Krushelnytska

Great Britain
Volodymyr Luciw

USA
Askold Lozynskyj
Ivan Burtyk

Canada
John Yaremko
Maria Szkambara
Nadia Luciw
Jaroslav Sokolyk
Orysia Sushko
Ostap Hawaleshka
Bozhena Iwanusiw
Williaml Sametz
Stan Haba
Oleh Romanyhsyn

Lithuania
Viktor Chernishuk
Irena Petrulionienie
Natalia Shertvitienie

Portugal
Luis Miguel de Matos Ribeiro
Ivan Pazun
Roman Varyvoda

Spain
Mykhailo Petruniak
Volodymyr Melnyk

Hungary
Jaroszlava Hartyani
Natalia Drahomanova
Yuriy Kravchenko

Russian Federation
Vira Zhueman
The Netherlands
Paul Hakkenes

France
Maria Mytrovych

Canada
Victor Pedenko

Greece
Ioannis Kazako

Australia
Bozhenna Kovalenko
Michael Morawski
Great Britain
Fedir Kurlak

Georgia
Gevorg Yeghiazaryan
Ruben Karaseferian
Romania Yavir

Canada
Raynell Andreychuk
Dr. Roman Serbyn
James Temerty

Switzerland
Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

USA
Julian Kulas
Bohdan Futey

Australia
Tekla Yaworsky
Great Britain
Zenon Lastowecky
Iryna Terlecky

Greece
Herasimos-Nikolas Buhas

Estonia
Tarmo Kruusimäe

Canada
Stephen Harper
Eugene Czolij
Anna Kisil
Ian Ihnatowycz
Valentina Kuryliw
Andrew Hladyshevsky
Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk
Maksym Masley
Maria Kret (posthumously)

Kazakhstan
Mykhailo Paripsa

Latvia
Ivan Nalyvaiko

Moldova
Leonid Tkachuk
Russian Federation
Valeriy Semenenko
Taras Dudko
Mikhailo Volyk
Metropolitan Adrian

USA
John McCain (posthumously)
Sander Levin
Paula Dobriansky
Larisa Kyj
Roman Popadiuk

Hungary
Oleh Turyk
Ihnats Ishtvanny

Ukraine
Dr. Ulana Suprun
Dr. Oksana Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych
Wira Lawrynenko (Hajdamacha)
Dr. Iryna Kluchkovska
Rev. Roman Mirchuk

France
Natalia Pasternak (posthumously)

Croatia
Andrej Plenkovic
Slavko Burda
Switzerland
Andrey Lushnyck