Plokhynsky, Mykhailo [Плохинський, Михайло; Ploxyns'kyj, Myxajlo], b 1864 in Kursk gubernia, d 1906 in Kharkiv. Historian and archivist. He graduated from Kharkiv University, taught history at a Kharkiv gymnasium, and managed the archive of the Kharkiv Historical-Philological Society (1888–97). In its Sbornik Khar'kovskogo istoriko-filologicheskogo obshchestva he published studies on the social history of Left-Bank Ukraine, trapping and hunting, Hetman Ivan Mazepa as a Russian gentry landowner, and T. Kaplonsky’s voyage to Italy in the late 17th century. He also wrote monographs on the archives of Chernihiv gubernia (1899) and on Greeks, Gypsies, and Georgians in Old Little Russia (1905).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]