Mykhailo Horyn

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Mykhailo Horyn
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
Personal details
Born Mykhailo Mykolayovych Horyn
(1930-06-17)17 June 1930
Kniselo, Second Polish Republic
Died 13 January 2013(2013-01-13) (aged 82)
Lviv, Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Political party People's Movement of Ukraine
Spouse(s) Olha
Children Oksana (b. 1964), Taras (b. 1972)
Occupation Human rights activist, politician

Mykhailo Mykolayovych Horyn (Ukrainian: Михайло Миколайович Горинь) (born (1930-06-17)17 June 1930 in Kniselo, Lviv Oblast – died 13 January 2013(2013-01-13) in Lviv, Lviv Oblast)[1] was a Ukrainian human rights activist and dissident. He was a People's Deputy of the first convocation of the Verkhovna Rada from May 15, 1990 to May 10, 1994. He played an important role in the country's struggle for independence. Regarding Russian-Ukrainian relations he said: "Our historical mission is to be the doctor who will cure Russia of its imperial ambition. Ukraine is a European power. Russia is not. It is a Eurasian power. It is sitting on top of the Ural mountains looking East and trying to decide how to tackle its problems".[2]

His younger brother is Bohdan Horyn (b. 1936), also a Ukrainian human rights activist and Soviet dissident.

See also


  1. Zakharov, Borys; Vasyl Ovsiienko. "The candle of Mykhailo Horyn died out". MAIDAN (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 16 January 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Eurasia Letter: Will Ukraine Return to Russia?, Eugene B. Rumer, Foreign Policy, 1994