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Borys Ilich Oliynyk
22 October 1935
|Died||30 April 2017 (aged 81)|
Borys Illich Oliynyk (Ukrainian: Борис Ілліч Олійник; Russian: Борис Ильич Олейник, Boris Ilich Oleynik; 22 October 1935 – 30 April 2017) was a Ukrainian poet, translator, and political activist. He served in the Verkhovna Rada from 1992 to 2006 and was chairman of the Ukrainian Culture Fund.
While being Ukrainian, Oliynyk also officially adopted a Russian version of his last name as Oleynik.
- "Пішов з життя видатний український поет Борис Олійник" (in Ukrainian). slovoidilo.ua. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- Magda, Yevgeny (8 May 2017). "Week's milestones. May threats, Yanukovych case, and pause for Donbas". UNIAN. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
- Pyatnitskaya, Sasha (1 May 2017). "Умер украинский поэт и писатель Борис Олейник". Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 15 June 2017.
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