Here's the release from that coalition of Rusyn organizations in U.S. and Canada:
|Contemporary news clipping identifies Rusyns as "Uhro-Rusins."|
The Consortium is asking its constituent organizations, and civic bodies in those countries, to commemorate and celebrate, at their discretion and in an appropriate manner, the history and culture of Carpatho-Rusyns on or near this date.
The designation comes after a decision by the World Council of Rusyns, in which the Consortium participates, for Rusyn organizations in each country in which they live to choose an appropriate date on which Rusyns will be recognized at a national level.
October 26 was chosen for the
In the fall of 1918, Carpatho-Rusyns joined in
On October 26, 1918, representatives of twenty-one stateless peoples gathered in historic Independence Hall in
|A better photo of the participants in the Mid-European Democratic Union|
Lemko Rusyns living on the northern slopes of the