On May 31, 2024, as part of the program of the 12th International Book Arsenal Festival, a presentation of the book “Bullets for Shooting (My little one, my little one…)” took place in Kyiv. The work was written in 1974–1977 by film director, writer, dissident Heliy Snegiriev (1925–1978). It was published twice abroad (in 1977–1978 and in 1983). In Ukraine, the first edition appeared in 1990. The book tells about the demonstration process of the “Union for the Liberation of Ukraine” (“Union for the Liberation of Ukraine”), which took place in Kharkiv in the spring of 1930 and became a prologue for the planned destruction of representatives of the Ukrainian intelligentsia.

The Kyiv publishing house “KOMORA” has prepared a new edition with two forewords: academician Ivan Dzyuba and film critic Serhiy Trimbach. The scientific editor of the book is the chief researcher of the Department of Theory and History of Political Science of our Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Yuriy Shapoval. He prepared comments and notes, as well as a lengthy afterword. It is based on the previously secret materials of the Soviet special services, concerning the biography of Heliy Snegiriev and unknown aspects of the preparation, progress and consequences of the IED case. Writer Oksana Zabuzhko and journalist Oleksandr Zinchenko presented the new book together with Serhiy Trimbach and Yuriy Shapoval at the presentation, which was moderated by Anastasia Zatvornytska, an employee of the “KOMORA” publishing house.

During the presentation.

From left to right: Anastasia Zatvornytska, Serhii Trimbach, Oksana Zabuzhko, Yuriy Shapoval, Oleksandr Zinchenko