Sovachiv, Vasyl

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Sovachiv, Vasyl [Совачів, Василь; Sovačiv, Vasyl'], b 1876 in Pryluky, Poltava gubernia, d 3 May 1924 in Slyvky, Kalush county, Galicia. Army physician and civic activist. As a medical student in Kyiv he was president of the Young Hromada for five years and was a member of the Brotherhood of Taras. He served as an army doctor in the Russo-Japanese War and in the First World War. After returning to Kyiv in 1917, he worked in the local hospitals and was active in the Ukrainian Democratic Agrarian party. With the evacuation of the Directory of the Ukrainian National Republic from Kyiv to Vinnytsia, he was appointed chief of the Sanitary Administration of the UNR Army. Later he was a member of the chief executive of the Ukrainian Red Cross. In the 1920s he worked as a physician in the health resort of Pidliute, near Kalush.

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

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