Strutynsky, Mykhailo

Strutynsky, Mykhailo [Струтинський, Михайло; Strutyns’kyj, Myxajlo], b 3 December 1888 in Pidmykhailia, Kalush county, Galicia, d end of June 1941 in Lviv. Journalist and civic and political leader; husband of Mariia Strutynska. He studied at the universities in Vienna and Lviv and was active in Galician politics as an executive member of the National Democratic party, Ukrainian Labor party (1922–5), and Ukrainian National Democratic Alliance. In 1928 he was elected to the Polish Sejm, and he served on its communications committee. He edited or helped edit many Galician newspapers or journals, among them Shliakhy, Zhyttia i mystetstvo, Dilo, Nash prapor, Novyi chas (1930–9), and Ridna shkola (Lviv). He also held important positions in Ukrainian organizations: he was a member of the board of trustees for Ukrainian postsecondary schools, member of the presidium of the Ridna Shkola society, and executive member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. He was executed by Soviet security forces retreating from the invading German army.

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

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