Human rights activistDied when: 82 years 210 days (990 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Mykhailo Mykolayovych Horyn (Ukrainian: Михайло Миколайович Горинь; 17 June 1930 – 13 January 2013) was a Ukrainian human rights activist, Soviet dissident, and politician.
He was a People's Deputy of Ukraine in the first convocation of the Verkhovna Rada, from 15 May 1990 to 10 May 1994.He played an important role in the country's struggle for independence.
Regarding Russian-Ukrainian relations, he said, "Our historical mission is to be the doctor who will cure Russia of its imperial ambition.
Ukraine is a European power.Russia is not.It is a Eurasian power.It is sitting on top of the Ural mountains looking East and trying to decide how to tackle its problems".
He was the elder brother of Ukrainian Soviet dissidents Bohdan (b. 1936) and (b. 1945).