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List of organisations

Ukrainian (and British-Ukrainian) associations and other community bodies in the United Kingdom, including ones which no longer exist. Names of organisations with the ending ‘in Great Britain’ are, with a small number of exceptions, listed without this ending to avoid repetition. See also the article on Organised community life.

Diplomatic agencies

Diplomatic mission of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (1919-1921)

Diplomatic mission of the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic (1920-1923)

Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom (1992-present)

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General community associations

Ukrainian Social Club [in Manchester] (1929-195?)

Ukrainian Canadian Servicemen’s Association (1943-1946)

Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain [AUGB] (1946-present); previously Association of Ukrainian Soldiers in the Polish Armed Forces / Self-Reliance Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (1945-1946)

Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain [OUZ] (1948-present)

Federation of Ukrainians in Great Britain [FUGB] (1949-201?); previously Ukrainian Bureau (1949-1950)

Olena Teliha Women’s Society (1951-?); previously Women’s section of the FUGB (1951-1967)

Ukrainian Society in Great Britain (1957-200?); previously Society of Supporters of the Ukrainian National Council (1957-1974)

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Churches and religious organisations

Ukrainian Catholic Church (1947-present)

Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (1947-present)

Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Fellowship (1948-?)

Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church (Conciliar) (1950-1987); previously Ukrainian Orthodox Church (1950-1965?)

Ukrainian Christian Movement (1956-198?)

Native Ukrainian National Faith congregation (1972-?)

Ukrainian Religious Society of Saint Sophia (1977-present)

Ukrainian Catholic Patriarchate Lay Association (1980-2005)

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Youth organisations

Ukrainian Youth Association (1948-present)

Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organisation (1948-present); previously Plast-K.W.O.M. Society (1948-1975); Plast Ukrainian Youth Organisation (1975-200?)

Ukrainian Democratic Youth Organisation (1951-195?)

Federation of Young British Ukrainians (196?-198?); previously Ukrainian Youth Organisation of the FUGB (196?-197?)

Ukrainian Orthodox Youth League (1973-1993?)

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Ex-servicemen’s associations

Association of Ukrainian War Veterans (1949-197?)

Association of Ukrainian Former Combatants (1949-201?)

Ukrainian National Guard (1950-1953)

League of Ukrainian Resistance Fighters (1951-200?)

Symon Petliura Legion (1953-1999)

Symon Petliura Front (1953-1975)

Ukrainian Officers’ Club (1957-1969?)

Union of Ukrainian Veterans (1959?-1981?)

Ukrainian Cossack Brotherhood (1972?-1976?)

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Student and graduate societies

Ukrainian Students Union (1947-1992?); previously Association of Ukrainian Students (1947-1977)

Obnova Ukrainian Catholic Graduates’ Society (1948-197?); previously Obnova Society of Ukrainian Catholic Students (1948-195?)

Zarevo Ukrainian Student Association (1949-195?)

Ukrainian Graduate Society in London (1978-1998)

Ukrainian Students’ Association in London (2004-200?)

Ukrainian societies at British Universities: Cambridge (society founded in 2000), Oxford (2005), London School of Economics and Political Science (2006), University College London, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, and others

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Special interest associations

Society of Ukrainian Writers and Journalists (1948-196?)

Transport and General Workers’ Union, Ukrainian Section (1951-19??)

Society of Ukrainian Engineers (1951-195?)

Nova Fortuna Co-Operative Society (1955-201?); previously Patria Co-Operative Society (1955-1957)

Association of Ukrainian Teachers (1955-present); previously Association of Ukrainian Teachers and Educators (1955-2012)

Union of Ukrainian Traders and Businessmen (1955-196?)

Society of Ukrainian Litterateurs (1974-199?)

Ukrainian Graduates and Professionals Association (1987-199?)

Ukrainian Medical Association in Great Britain (198?-199?)

Association of Ukrainian Lawyers (1992?-199?)

Ukrainian Medical Association of the United Kingdom (2011-present)

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Information, lobbying and campaigning

Samopomich society (1919-192?)

Ukrainian Bureau (1931-1940)

Ukrainian National Information Service (1939-1941)

Ukrainian Information Service (1946)

London Office of the Ukrainian National Council Executive Committee (1949-1992)

Ukrainian Information Service (1949-present)

Ukrainian Publishers Limited (1949-1993)

Democratic Organization of Ukrainians Formerly Persecuted by the Soviet Regime (1951-198?)

Polish-Ukrainian Society in London (1966-198?)

Society for Soviet Nationality Studies (1985-1992)

Ukrainian Peace Committee (1986-1992)

Ukrainian Press Agency (1987-1992)

Ukrainian Helsinki Union (British Section) (1987-1992)

London Euromaidan (2013-present)

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Cultural and educational bodies

Shevchenko Library and Archive (1947-present); previously AUGB Head Office Library (1947-1963), Taras Shevchenko Library and Museum (1963-2001)

Stepan Bandera Museum of the Ukrainian Liberation Struggle (1962-present)

Alla Horska Museum (1964-present); previously OUZ Museum of Ukrainian Folk Arts (1964-1971)

Olena Teliha [Women’s Society] Museum (197?-?)

Ukrainian Institute London (1979-present); previously London College of the St Clement Ukrainian Catholic University (1979-2004)

Markian Shashkevych Centre in Halifax (1987-201?)

European Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Foundation (1990-1992)

Ukrainian Events in London (2014-present)

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Assistance and support bodies

Ukrainian Relief Committee (1945-1948)

Central Ukrainian Relief Bureau (1945-1948)

Relief Board for Ukrainian Students (1948-2003)

Chernobyl Relief Foundation in the UK (1995-present)

Ukraine Charity (2007-present)

Ukrainian Migrants Network (2007-present)

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Associations of Ukrainians from specific regions

Bukovyna Cultural Association (1967-19??)

Peremyshl Association (1969-197?)

Hutsul Region Association (1969-200?)

Volyn Association (1985-200?)

Ivan Franko Boiko Region Association (1987-200?)

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British-Ukrainian organisations

Ukraine Committee (1913-1915)

Anglo-Ukrainian Committee (1931-1934)

Anglo-Ukrainian Committee (1935-1938)

Anglo-Ukrainian Society (1953-1984?)

Mazepa Society (1967-1985)

British Association of Ukrainian Studies (1991-1993?)

British-Ukrainian Law Association (1993-present)

Ukrainian-British City Club (2005-present)

British Ukrainian Society (2007-present)

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Coordinating committees

Committees comprising representatives of various individual organisations, established to coordinate activities in a particular sphere, which were active for at least two years.

Ukrainian Coordinating Committee (1950?-195?)

Ukrainian Committee in Great Britain (1956-196?)

Shevchenko Centenary Committee (1960-1964)

Ukrainian Ex-servicemen’s Council (1963-1979?)

Central Committee for a Ukrainian Catholic Patriarchate (1971-1980); previously Committee for a Ukrainian Catholic Patriarchate (1971-1975)

Committee for the Defence of Ukrainian Political Prisoners in the USSR (1974-19??)

Inter-organisational Committee on Supplementary Education (1977-1980)

Ukrainian Millennium Committee (1984-2002)