Oleksa Hirnyk

Deceased Person

1912 – 1978

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Who was Oleksa Hirnyk?

Oleksa Mykolajovyč Hirnyk was a Ukrainian Soviet dissident, an engineer by profession, who burned himself to death as an act of protest against Soviet suppression of the Ukrainian language, culture and history. The act was quickly covered up by the Soviet authorities and remained unknown to general populace for decades.

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Born
Mar 27, 1912
Died
Jan 21, 1978

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