Dubrovsky, Viktor

Dubrovsky, Viktor [Дубровський, Віктор; Dubrovs'kyj], b 7 June 1876 in Fastiv, Kyiv gubernia, d after 1943 in a GULAG labor camp. Lexicographer, associate of the Institute of the Ukrainian Scientific Language at the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He compiled the Moskovs'ko-ukraïns'kyi slovnyk (Russian-Ukrainian Dictionary, 1911, 1917, 1918), Moskovs'ko-ukraïns'ka frazeolohiia (Russian-Ukrainian Phraseology, 1917), Rosiis'ko-ukraïns'kyi tekhnichnyi slovnyk (Russian-Ukrainian Technical Dictionary, 1925, 1926), and a technical dictionary, mostly of the terminology related to river transportation (1938). In 1930 he was arrested in connection with the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine (SVU) and was exiled to Alma-Ata in 1932. There he was arrested again in 1937 and deported to a labor camp, where he died. He was ‘rehabilitated’ in 1989.

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

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