Baranovsky, Yaroslav

Baranovsky, Yaroslav [Барановський, Ярослав; Baranovs'kyj, Jaroslav], b 7 July 1906, d 11 May 1943 in Lviv. Political leader, member of the Ukrainian Military Organization and the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). In 1926 Baranovsky was imprisoned by a Polish court for his revolutionary activities. In 1930 he escaped abroad and represented the Galician OUN at the headquarters of the OUN leadership (PUN) in Geneva. In 1933–9 he was president of the Central Union of Ukrainian Students in Prague and Vienna. In 1933 he was elected secretary of the PUN. Member of the OUN (Melnyk faction), he was murdered by political opponents.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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