Rykhlik, Yevhen

Rykhlik, Yevhen [Рихлік, Євген; Ryxlik, Jevhen], b 28 November 1888 in Vilshanka, Zhytomyr county, Volhynia gubernia, d 1939. Slavist of Czech origin. A graduate of Kyiv University, he taught at the Nizhyn Institute of People's Education (now Nizhyn State University) in the 1920s and was a member of the Ethnographic Commission of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He published studies on the Slavophilism of the Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and on Ukrainian motifs in Juliusz Słowacki’s poetry (1929), articles on the lexicon of the village of Vilshanka in the Zhytomyr region, a study of Ukrainian ethnography outside Soviet Ukraine, a study of the 18th-century rebels Sava Chaly or Sawa-Caliński in Polish literature, a study of Polish translations of Ukrainian dumas, a survey of literature about Czechs in Ukraine, and reviews of Czech and Polish ethnographic journals in Etnohrafichnyi visnyk. He was repressed during the Stalinist terror (1930?) and most likely perished in a Soviet labor camp.

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

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