|Born||August 5, 1899|
Zasullya, Romensky Uyezd, Russian Empire
|Died||May 8, 1984 (age 84)|
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Borys Antonenko-Davydovych (Ukrainian: -), born Borys Davydov (Ukrainian: ?) was a Ukrainian writer, translator and linguist. During the Great Purge he was sentenced to the death penalty, which was later replaced with ten years jail in a gulag. Antonenko-Davydovych wrote a number of prose books; he had been translating from German and Russian. One of the most famous of his works is "How do we speak" ( ) in which typical mistakes of Ukrainian speakers made under the influence of Russian language are considered.