— Hello, Olya!
— Nice to see you, Vadim! What are you doing in the library
— I have to write a report about an outstanding Ukrainian.
— That’s really a difficult choice! There are so many interesting personalities in the Ukrainian history, who became world-famous!
— I think the most famous among them is T. Shevchenko. He is considered to be a Ukrainian genius.
— I agree with you. Besides, his own life and views are very interesting. Do you know anything about his life and his poetry?
— I know, he began to write in Ukrainian in 1838. And two years later his famous book "Kobzar" appeared.
— That is really an amazing fact! I also know, his friends decided to buy his freedom for 2 500 roubles.
— Yes, and after that he continued his studies at Petersburg Academy of Arts.
— And I know that Karl Bryullov was one of his close friends and influenced Shevchenko greatly.
— His close friends also were well-known Russian writers N. Chernyshevskyi, N. Dobrolubov, N. Nekrasov and others.
— You really know much about T. ShevchenKo. I am sure you will receive a good mark for your report! I wish you good luck!
— Thank you for your help!