Plevako, Oleksander

Plevako, Oleksander [Плевако, Олександер], b 9 May 1899 in Dvorichna, Kupiansk county, Kharkiv gubernia, d 14 February 1990 in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Economic historian; brother of Mykola Plevako and Petro Plevako. After graduating from the Kyiv Institute of the National Economy in 1922, he worked as a research associate of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and in 1925–7 published lengthy articles on the history of the sugar industry in Ukraine. He was arrested in 1928 and exiled to the Urals and Siberia. After returning to Ukraine he wrote short stories about animals, which came out in four collections (1960, 1964, 1969, and 1978). In 1954 he was ‘rehabilitated.’

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

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