Mykhailo Horyn
Михайло Горинь
Mychajlo Horyn.jpg
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
15 May 1990 – 10 May 1994
Personal details
Born(1930-06-17)17 June 1930
Kniselo, Second Polish Republic
(now Ukraine)
Died13 January 2013(2013-01-13) (aged 82)
Lviv, Ukraine
Political partyPeople's Movement of Ukraine
ChildrenOksana (b. 1964), Taras (b. 1972)
  • Human 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; 17 June 1930 – 13 January 2013)[1] was a Ukrainian human rights activist, Soviet dissident, and politician. He was a People's Deputy of Ukraine in the first convocation of the Verkhovna Rada, from 15 May 1990 to 10 May 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]

He was the elder brother of Ukrainian Soviet dissidents Bohdan (b. 1936) and Mykola Horyn [uk] (b. 1945).

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