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Iuliu Maniu Foundation to Honor 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award Recipient Eleonora Cercavschi

Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award will be honored by the Iuliu Maniu Foundation for her work defending children's right to be educated in their own language.

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 3:00pm
3 West 51st Street,
New York, New York
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Агора, випуск 8: Україна і Росія: політичні, економічні і культурні аспекти взаємодії

Україна і Росія пройшли складний шлях, мають спільні здобутки і численні втрати, справжні й уявні образи та кривди. І лише від громадян обох держав, політиків, журналістів, науковців залежить, будемо жити минулим чи будуватимемо майбутнє, пам’ятаючи, що не держава, а людина і її життя є головною цінністю.

Eleonora Cercavschi, 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Awardee, Featured by

Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award, was featured in an article on, published by the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs.

The article included full coverage of Cercavschi's speech at the Wilson Center, as well as a discussion of the broader background underlying the conflict in Transnistria, and Cercavschi's struggle to teach children in their native language.


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WASHINGTON— The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Ratiu Center for Democracy, and the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, are pleased to announce that Eleonora Cercavschi is the 2008 Recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. Mrs. Cercavschi is the principal of Stefan the Great High School (Stefan Cel Mare Si Sfint Lyceum) in Grigoriopol, Moldova. The award will be presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on December 4, 2008, during the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture.

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Professor Anatoli Mikhailov Accepts the 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award

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The Ion Ratiu Lecture is pleased to announce that the 2007 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award is Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. Professor Mikhailov is one of the leading personalities fighting for democracy in Belarus.