George S Luckyj

Ivan Maistrenko (1899–1984) was a veteran member of the Ukrainian socialist and communist movement, part of the generation that participated in the revolutionary struggle between 1917–1920. A Borotbist partisan in 1918–1920, he worked as a journalist in the 1920’s, becoming deputy director of the All-Ukrainian Communist Institute of Journalism in 1931. A survivor of the GULAG, he lived as a refugee in Germany after 1945 writing numerous works on Soviet politics, economics, history and socialist theory.