Veselovsky, Serhii [Веселовський, Сергій; Veselovs'kyj, Serhij], b ca 1878 in Kuzmyn, Starokostiantyniv county, Volhynia gubernia, d ? Economist and politician. Before the Revolution of 1917 he graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnical Institute. A member of the Revolutionary Ukrainian party and then the Ukrainian Social Democratic Workers' party, in 1917 he sat on both the Central Rada and the Little Rada. In 1918 he was appointed consul in Petrograd by the Hetman government and then a professor of statistics at the new Ukrainian State University of Kyiv. In the 1920s he headed the Agricultural Scientific Committee of Ukraine, taught at the Kyiv Agricultural Institute (formerly a department of the Kyiv Polytechnical Institute), and chaired the Department of Agricultural Economics. He was repressed during the Stalinist terror of the 1930s and fled to the West during the Second World War.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]
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