Bill Leshinetsky, a representative of the Ukrainian Cultural Garden, discusses the continued presence of Ukrainians throughout the Cleveland area. An immigrant from western Ukraine, Mr. Leshinetsky came to the United States in 1950. He discusses his life prior to coming to the United States, what would have happened if he had stayed in Ukraine, and the life he created for himself in a foreign country. Mr. Leshinetsky also discusses the creation, maintenance, and sculptures within the Ukrainian Cultural Garden. Other topics include community based organizations, the break from Soviet dominance, and his travels back to Ukraine since its freedom.
Leshinetsky, Bill (interviewee)
Pogrebinsky, Natalya (interviewer)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"Bill Leshinetsky Interview, 2005" (2005). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800044.