Barabash, Yakiv [Барабаш, Яків; Barabaš, Jakiv], ?–1658. Otaman of the Zaporozhian Sich after Bohdan Khmelnytsky's death. Supported by Moscow, he and the colonel of Poltava, Martyn Pushkar, organized an uprising against Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky, who wanted to end the alliance with Muscovy. After their defeat and Pushkar's death at Poltava on 11 June 1658, Barabash was captured in August and was executed by order of the hetman.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]
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