Yuriy MELNICHUK, USSR Ukrainia publicist. Board, Ukrainia Union of Writers; First Deputy Chairman, Lvov Organization, Ukrainia Union of Writers, and Secretary, Party Bureau of this organization; Chief Editor, journal “Zhovten”, since 1951; member, Lvov Oblast Committee Ukrainia. orders; medals.
MELNICHUK, Yuriy was born in 1921 in village Malaya Kamyanka, now Stanislav Oblast.
1946 studied at Republic School, Central Committee, Communist Party (Bolsheviks) Ukrainia, and external student at Kiev University.
1938 expelled from Kolomyya Gymnasium for distributing Communist literature. After annexation of Western Ukrainia to the USSR worked for Kolomyya Rayon Communist Youth League Committee and on edition staff, Kolomyya newspaper “Chervony prapor”. During World War II volunteer and officer in Soviet Army.
After World War II senior, then Chief Editor, “Radyansky pysmennyk” (Soviet Writer) Publ.