Ivan Maistrenko

Ivan Maistrenko (1899–1984) was a Ukrainian revolutionary. He became a communist partisan during the Ukrainian Civil War of 1918–1920. He became a journalist and by 1921 was deputy director of the All-Ukrainian Communist Institute of Journalism. As an opponent of Joseph Stalin he was arrested but survived the gulag becoming a post-war refugee in West Germany. During the Nazi Germany occupation, in 1942 Maisternko was a director of Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus in Kiev.

He was a prominent member of the Ukrainian Revolutionary Democratic Party and edited their anti-Stalinist workers paper Vpered. He also wrote a book Borotbism about the movement of that name.[1]


  1. ^ the unknown revolution: ukraine 1917-21 Archived 2011-10-19 at the Wayback Machine accessed 24 January 2011