Bohdan Horyn
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
Personal details
Bohdan Mykhailovych Horyn

(1936-02-10) 10 February 1936 (age 88)
Kniselo, Lwów Voivodeship, Second Polish Republic
Political partyPeople's Movement of Ukraine
Republican Christian Party
SpouseOksana (b. 1939)
Alma materLviv University
OccupationHuman rights activist, politician
Professionjournalist, philologist
AwardsOrder of Merit, 2nd Class Order of Merit, 3rd Class Jubilee Medal "20 years of Ukrainian independence"

Bohdan Horyn (Ukrainian: Богдан Миколайович Горинь; born (1936-02-10)10 February 1936 in Kniselo, Lwów Voivodeship) is a Ukrainian human rights activist and dissident. He was a People's Deputy of the first and second convocations of the Verkhovna Rada from May 15, 1990, to May 12, 1998.[1]

His older brother is Mykhailo Horyn (1930-2013), also was a Ukrainian human rights activist and Soviet dissident.


Bohdan Horyn was born on February 10, 1936, in the village of Kniselo, now Stryi Raion, Lviv Oblast.

He graduated from Ivan Franko Lviv State University, Faculty of Philology in 1959. He became a philologist and a teacher of Ukrainian language and literature.

In 1988 he was one of the founders of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union.

In 1990—1997 he was a member of the Ukrainian Republican Party Board and Council.

From 1994 to 1996 he was the director of the Institute for Diaspora Studies.

In 2019 he won the Shevchenko National Prize in the category "Journalism".[2]


  1. ^ Горинь Богдан Миколайович (in Ukrainian). 2013-01-17. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28.
  2. ^ "Президент на Тарасовій горі вручив Національні премії України імені Тараса Шевченка". Офіційне інтернет-представництво Президента України (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2019-03-11.