Andruzky, Yurii

Andruzky, Yurii [Andruz'kyj, Jurij], b 8 June 1827 in Vechirky, Poltava gubernia, d? Revolutionary figure, poet. Andruzky studied at Kyiv University. His poetry was influenced by Taras Shevchenko. A member of the Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood, he was arrested in 1847 and exiled to Kazan, then to Petrozavodsk. For his revolutionary convictions, expressed in the article ‘Konstytutsiia respubliky’ (Constitution of the Republic), he was again exiled, this time to the monastery on the Solovets Islands (1850–4). After his release he worked in Arkhangelsk.

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