Pavlo Khrystiuk

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Pavlo Khrystiuk
Павло Оникійович Христюк
Khrystiuk Pavlo.jpg
In office
June 15, 1917 – August 14, 1917
Prime Minister Volodymyr Vynnychenko
Preceded by position created
Succeeded by Oleksandr Lototsky
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
January 30, 1918 – February 1918
Prime Minister Vsevolod Holubovych
Preceded by Volodymyr Vynnychenko
Succeeded by Mykhailo Tkachenko
State Secretary
In office
February 1918 – April 29, 1918
Prime Minister Vsevolod Holubovych
Preceded by Ivan Mirny
Succeeded by Vyshnevsky
(coup d'etat)
Personal details
Born 1880 (1880)
Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
Died September 29, 1941(1941-09-29) (aged 60–61)
Sevvostlag, Soviet Union
Political party UPSR (center)
Alma mater Kiev Polytechnic Institute
Occupation cooperator, historian, journalist, political activist, and statesman

Pavlo Khrystiuk (Ukrainian: Павло Оникійович Христюк Pavlo Onykiyovych Khrystiuk) (1880 – September 19, 1941) was a Ukrainian cooperator, historian, journalist, political activist, and statesman.


Khrystiuk was born in Kiev Governorate. He studied in Kiev Polytechnic Institute as his party co-member, Vsevolod Holubovych. He worked for the newspaper Rada (Council). In 1916-17 he also worked for journal "Komashnia". Later in his career were the socialists-revolutionary newspapers "Borotba" and "Trudova Hromada".

He became a member of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Socialist-Revolutionary Party (UPSR) and the Villagers Association. Also he was a member of the Central Rada and the Rada Minor as well as the Pysar (Scribe) in the General Secretariat of Ukraine. He is the co-author of the Land Reform of January 31, 1918.

He was a Minister of the Internal Affairs in the government of Vsevolod Holubovych (1918) and the deputy Minister in the government of Isaak Mazepa (1919). After the IV Party Congress he was among the members of the central current as M.Hrushevsky.

From 1919 Khrystiuk emigrated to Vienna, where he was a member of the UPSR "foreign delegation" and worked in the magazine "Boritesia-poboryte!". He returned to Ukraine in 1924 and worked for the Association of scientific and technological workers to influence the socialist construction (Kharkiv, 1928-1931). At that time he was also employed for the Chervony Shliach newspaper along with Pavlo Tychyna. He was the author of the history of revolution in Ukraine as well as numerous other books on the history of Ukraine.

Khrystiuk was arrested on March 2, 1931 as the member of the Ukrainian National Center and was convicted to imprisonment. He died in one of the camps of the Sevvostlag, Khabarovsk Krai.


  • Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Studies (in 10 volumes), editor Volodymyr Kubiyovych. "Molode Zhyttia". Paris, New-York, 1954—1989;
  • Minor dictionary of history of Ukraine, editor Valeriy Smoliy. — "Lybid". Kyiv, 1997;
  • Padun-Lukyanova, Lesia. Extended name index;
  • Surovtsova, Nadia. Recollections. "Olena Teliha Publishing". Kyiv, 1996.

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