Mykhailo Horyn
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People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
Personal details
Mykhailo Mykolayovych Horyn

(1930-06-17)17 June 1930
Kniselo, Second Polish Republic
Died13 January 2013(2013-01-13) (aged 82)
Lviv, Ukraine
Political partyPeople's Movement of Ukraine
ChildrenOksana (b. 1964), Taras (b. 1972)
OccupationHuman rights activist, politician
AwardsMember of the Order of Liberty Member of the Order of Liberty
Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 1st Class Order of Merit, 2nd Class Order of Merit, 3rd Class Order For Courage, 1st Class
Jubilee Medal "20 years of Ukrainian independence"

Mykhailo Mykolayovych Horyn (Ukrainian: Михайло Миколайович Горинь) (born 17 June 1930 in Kniselo, Lviv Oblast – died 13 January 2013 in Lviv, Lviv Oblast)[1] was a Ukrainian human rights activist and dissident. He was a People's Deputy of the first convocation of the Verkhovna Rada from May 15, 1990 to May 10, 1994. He played an important role in the country's struggle for independence. Regarding Russian-Ukrainian relations he said: "Our historical mission is to be the doctor who will cure Russia of its imperial ambition. Ukraine is a European power. Russia is not. It is a Eurasian power. It is sitting on top of the Ural mountains looking East and trying to decide how to tackle its problems".[2]

His younger brother is Bohdan Horyn (b. 1936), also a Ukrainian human rights activist and Soviet dissident.

See also


  1. ^ Zakharov, Borys; Vasyl Ovsiienko. "The candle of Mykhailo Horyn died out". MAIDAN (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ Eurasia Letter: Will Ukraine Return to Russia?, Eugene B. Rumer, Foreign Policy, 1994