Pidhaietsky, Volodymyr [Підгаєцький, Володимир; Pidhajec'kyj], b 23 July 1889 in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Podilia gubernia, d 3 November 1937 in Sandarmokh, Karelia region, RSFSR. Hygienist and civic leader. He was a member of the Central Rada in 1917–18, a professor of occupational hygiene at the Kyiv Medical Institute (1921–30), director of the Kyiv Institute of Physical Culture, and a senior research associate of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Accused of being a member of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine (SVU), he was sentenced in 1930 to eight years’ confinement and three years’ deprivation of personal rights. In October 1937 an NKVD tribunal sentenced him to death. The Ukrainian SSR Supreme Court ‘rehabilitated’ him in 1989.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]