Dr. Bohdan Struminski (1930–98) was a distinguished Slavic linguist and translator of early modern Ukrainian texts. Born in Bialystik, Poland, Dr. Struminksi studied Polish and Ukrainian philology at the University of Warsaw. In 1975 he was invited to teach at Harvard University. He was the author of Pseudo Melesko: A Ukrainian Apocryphal Speech of 1615–1618 and Linguistic Interrelations in Early Rus': Northmen, Finns, and East Slavs (Ninth to Eleventh Centuries), and the translator of Lev Krevza's Defense of Church Unity (1617) and Zaxarija Kopystens'kyj's Palinodia or Book of Defense of the Holy Apostolic Eastern Catholic Church and the Holy Patriarchs' (1620–23). His final work was the translation of Mykhailo Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus', volume 7: The Cossack Age to 1625 and History of Ukraine-Rus', volume 9, book 1: The Cossack Age, 1650–1653.