Stakhovsky, Mykola

Stakhovsky, Mykola [Стаховський, Микола; Staxovs'kyj], b 22 May 1879 in Stetkivtsi, Starokostiantyniv county, Volhynia gubernia, d 7 December 1948 in Prague. Physician and civic activist; brother of Kostiantyn Stakhovsky; father of Lev Stakhovsky. After graduating from Warsaw University (MD, 1904) he specialized in surgery in Kyiv. During the Russo-Japanese War he served as an army surgeon in the Far East. The publisher of Borot’ba, an organ of the Ukrainian Social Democratic Workers' party, Stakhovsky was threatened with arrest in 1906 for writing an antigovernment article. He escaped to France. In 1908 he returned to Ukraine and opened a private practice in Vinnytsia. In 1917 he was appointed gubernial commissioner for Podilia under the Central Rada, and at the end of 1919 he headed the diplomatic mission of the Ukrainian National Republic to Great Britain. In the interwar period he worked as a physician and cultural activist in Berehove, Transcarpathia.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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