Polonsky, Fedir [Полонський, Федір; Polons'kyj], b 27 February 1887 in Reshetylivka, Poltava county, Poltava gubernia, d ? Geologist and mining engineer. In the 1920s he headed the Department of Useful Minerals at the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Geology and oversaw the Geology Cabinet at the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He also worked at the natural science terminology department at the Institute of the Ukrainian Scientific Language and compiled Slovnyk pryrodnychoï terminolohiï (Dictionary of Natural Science Terminology, 1928). He was arrested during the Stalinist terror and in 1937 was sent to Siberian labor camps, where he disappeared.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]