In 1657 he and Poltava polkovnyk Martyn Pushkar led a pro-Muscovy revolt against Vyhovsky, who was generally pro-Polish in his policies. The revolt ended in June 1658 near Poltava, when Vyhovsky and his cossacks defeated the rebellion. Barabash was later captured and executed for his crimes.
- Subtelny, Orest (2000). Ukraine: A History. University of Toronto Press. p. 143. ISBN 0-8020-8390-0.
- Ihor Pidkova (editor), Roman Shust (editor), "Dovidnyk z istorii Ukrainy", 3 Volumes, "(t. 3), Kiev, 1993-1999, ISBN 5-7707-5190-8 (t. 1), ISBN 5-7707-8552-7 (t. 2), ISBN 966-504-237-8 (t. 3). Article: Барабаш Яків (Ukrainian)
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