Drahomanov, Yakiv, b 1803 in Monastyrski Budyshcha, Hadiach county, Poltava gubernia, d 1840. Uncle of Mykhailo Drahomanov, officer of the Poltava Infantry Regiment, member of the secret Society of United Slavs (1823–5). For belonging to this secret society, Drahomanov was imprisoned and exiled to Siberia. Eventually he was permitted to return home, but he lived under police surveillance. He wrote some poetry in Russian.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]