Biography of Mikhail Ivasechko

Born into a miner’s family in Pustonovichi, Drogobuzh district (Galicia), in 1882. From 1902 until 1915 he worked in a mine, and then he moved to Kiev where he worked as a cabinetmaker and was a parishioner of the Greek-Catholic Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1925 he was arrested on charges of “distributing counter-revolutionary, Petlura pamphlets in the Uniate Church.” After a five-month investigation he was given a suspended sentence of one year loss of liberty. Released from custody; worked as a cabinetmaker in a housing cooperative and other organizations. From 1925 through 1926 he was chairman of the parish council of Sacred Heart Church. Arrested again on February 1, 1933. On May 9, 1933, he was sentenced under Articles 54-2 and 54-11 of the Criminal Code of the Ukrainian SSR to three years’ exile to the Northern Territory [Special Troika, GPU Collegium, UkrSSR]. Sent to Arkhangelsk where he worked in one of the departments of the GPU, and then later, at Sevmorput (Northern Sea Route). Granted an early release on October 25, 1934, on account of illness but prohibited from residing in the six major cities and the border regions. Residency restrictions lifted March 10, 1935. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 68067 fp, Archive TsGAOO (Ukraine); Sokolovskyi, pp. 83-84; Parafiial'na gazeta, 1995, no. 64, p. 8
Variant Names:
Ivasechko, Mikhail; Ivasechko, Mikhail Ivanovich
Dorogobuzhskiĭ raĭon (Russia); Kiev (Ukraine); Arkhangelʹsk (Russia); Northeast Passage
male; laity; fate unknown