Pisniachevsky, Viktor

Pisniachevsky, Viktor [Піснячевський, Віктор; Pisnjačevs'kyj], b 1883 in Podilia gubernia, d 11 October 1933 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Physician, journalist, and civic leader. As a student at the Military Medical Academy in Saint Petersburg he took part in organizing the Ukrainian caucus in the First State Duma and in founding and editing its organ Ridna sprava – Dums’ki visti (1907). Under the pseudonym A. Horlenko he contributed to the daily Rada (Kyiv). While working as a physician and lecturer at Odesa University, he founded and edited the Russian-language daily Odesskii listok in 1917 and Molodaia Ukraina in 1918. In the following two years in Vienna he published and edited the weekly Volia (Vienna). Having exhausted his financial resources he moved to Bratislava and confined himself to practicing medicine. Besides articles on political and social issues he wrote several dozen scientific articles on medicine.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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