Debohorii-Mokriievych, Volodymyr

Debohorii-Mokriievych, Volodymyr [Дебогорій-Мокрієвич, Володимир; Debohorij-Mokrijevyč], b 24 May 1848 in Chernihiv, d 2 November 1926 in Chirpan, Bulgaria. Populist revolutionary. In 1874 Debohorii-Mokriievych joined the Kyiv Commune, and in the following year he attempted to instigate a peasant uprising in the Chernihiv region. He was arrested in Kyiv in 1878 and sentenced to 15 years at hard labor. In 1880 he fled from Siberia and settled in Switzerland, from which he moved to Bulgaria in 1894. As an émigré he was greatly influenced by Mykhailo Drahomanov. He lived in Kyiv from 1917 to 1922 but did not engage in political activity. He wrote the following memoirs: Vospominaniia (Reminiscences, 1906); ‘Iz spomyniv pro Mykhaila Drahomanova’ (Some Memories of Mykhailo Drahomanov), Za sto lit: Materialy z hromads’koho i literaturnoho zhyttia Ukraïny XIX i pochatku XX stolittia, 1927, no. 1; and ‘Vid buntivnytstva do teroryzmu’ (From Rebellion to Terrorism), Za sto lit, 1930, nos 1–2.

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

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