Volodymyr Zatonsky

Volodymyr Zatonsky

Volodymyr Zatonsky ( _uk. Володи́мир Зато́нський; _ru. Затонский, Владимир Петрович "Vladimir Petrovich Zatonsky" ) (July 27, 1888—July 29 1938) was Soviet politician, Communist Party activist, member of the Ukrainian SSR Academy of Sciences (since 1929).

Zatonsky was born in the village of Lysets in of Ushitsy (Ushytsia) Uyezd, Podolia Governorate, Imperial Russia (now in Dunaevets Raion, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine).

He joined the RSDLP party, faction of Mensheviks, in 1905. In March 1917 he joined Bolsheviks. When the red army took over Kyiv in 1918, Zatonsky recalled that he only narrowly escaped execution as a counterrevolutionary. ["Budivnytstvo Radianskoyi Ukrainy" (Kharkiv: 1928)] In 1918 he was Chairman of All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee. In 1920 he was chairman of Galrevkom, the administration of the short-lived Galician SSR. Afterwards he held various governmental and Party positions in Ukrainian SSR.

He was repressed in 1938 and rehabilitated posthumously in 1956.


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