Storozhenko, Andrii Ya.

Storozhenko, Andrii Ya. [Стороженко, Андрій; Storoženko, Andrij; pseud: Andrei Tsarynny], b 8 March 1791, d 4 July 1858 in Kyiv. Historian and writer. He worked for the Russian Military Administration in Poland (1832–49) and became a senator (1842) and the director of internal and religious affairs (1845) there. Member of the Cossack starshyna Storozhenko family, he possessed a large collection of Ukrainian antiquities and historical documents of the 17th and 18th centuries, including the original 1649 registers of the Zaporozhian Host. He wrote a history of Southern Russia (3 vols, unpublished) which has not been preserved, as well as essays on Hetmans Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Ivan Mazepa and memoirs, of which fragments were published. His 1832 pseudonymous article ‘Mysli malorossiianina’ (Thoughts of a Little Russian) in the journal Syn otechestva criticized Nikolai Gogol’s Vechera na khutore bliz Dikan'ki (Evenings on a Homestead near Dykanka). He wrote poetry in Ukrainian and Russian and the operetta Zaporoz'ka Sich (Zaporozhian Sich). His literary works were published by his grandson, Mykola I. Storozhenko (1836–1906), in Kievskaia starina (1886, nos 15–16). Storozhenko was a friend of Taras Shevchenko, Yevhen Hrebinka, Panteleimon Kulish, and Osyp Bodiansky. He was buried in Chevelcha, Lubny county, Poltava gubernia.

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

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