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Yakiv Barabash

Yakiv Barabash was a Zaporozhian Cossack Otaman who opposed Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky.

In 1657 he and Poltava polkovnyk Martyn Pushkar led a pro-Muscovy revolt against Vyhovsky. The revolt ended in June 1658 near Poltava, when Vyhovsky and his cossacks defeated the rebellion. Barabash was later captured and executed for his crimes.


Subtelny, Orest (2000). Ukraine: A History. University of Toronto Press, 143. ISBN 0-8020-8390-0.