K.K. Vasylyev

Based on the data from the archives, which the author is first to introduce to the scientific circulation, and a critical analysis of the literature, we observe the life’s journey of a medical doctor Ivan Mitrofanovich Lutsenko (1864– 1919), whom history presents as an active figure in the epoch of the civil war in Ukraine. The author polemicizes with the historians, who see Lutsenko as a hero, “a new kind of Ukrainian”, and substantiates a point of view according to which, I. M. Lutsenko is an ultranationalist, Russophobe and an anti-Semite.

Keywords: Doctor Ivan Mitrofanovich Lutsenko, Ukrainian ultranationalist, civil war in Ukraine, Odessa

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