Chechel, Mykola [Čečel'], b 1891, d 9 September 1937 in Suzdal, Russia. Political leader, an engineer by profession. Chechel was a member of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Party of Socialist Revolutionaries (UPSR). He was also a member and secretary of the Central Rada and a member of its Little Rada. He worked with Mykhailo Hrushevsky. After emigrating to Vienna (1920–4), Chechel belonged to the external delegation of the UPSR and co-edited the journal Boritesia – Poborete. In 1924 he returned to Ukraine and worked in Kharkiv at the Ukrainian Scientific-Technological Society in 1927–31 and at the Ukrainian State Planning Committee (Derzhplan), doing research on the productive potential of Ukraine. He was arrested in the 1930s.