Zheltvai, Viktor

Zheltvai, Viktor [Желтвай, Віктор; Želtvaj], b 1890 in Ruski Komarivtsi near Uzhhorod, Transcarpathia, d 1974 in Uzhhorod, Transcarpathia oblast. Greek Catholic priest, educator, and civic activist. A graduate of a theological seminary in Uzhhorod and the Budapest Pedagogical Academy, he served as director of the teachers' seminary for women in Uzhhorod (until 1934). He was a cofounder of the Ruthenian Agrarian party, a member of the Christian People's party and he helped edit the newspaper Nauka (1919–22) and Svoboda (Uzhhorod) (1922–38). A member of the Ruthenian Club (1919) and the Uzhhorod Prosvita society, Zheltvai was closely associated with Avhustyn Voloshyn and other Transcarpathian Ukrainophiles. He wrote articles and popular brochures, such as Rozdumai to dobre! (Think It through Well!, 1921).

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

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