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The Nation

An estimated 20,000 Ukrainian-Americans marched from the Washington Monument to the Soviet Embassy to deliver an appeal to Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev for religious freedom in the Ukraine. The protesters, who walked the 2.7-mile route to the strains of a World War II Ukrainian frredom fighter’s march, carried signs that said “Free Our Churches in the Ukraine.” The march was one of several events this weekend in the United States and Canada commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of Christianity in the Ukraine.


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