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NASB Presidents Since 1928

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The 1st President - Vsevolod M. IGNATOVSKII

Ignatovskii, Vsevolod Makarovich (19.04.1881 - 04.02.1931), historian, public and political figure. The academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1928) and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1929).

Graduated from the Imperatorski Jurjevski Universitet (Tartu University) (1911). In 1914-1920 scholar, the Director of the Minsk Teacher's Institute. In 1920-1921 People's Commissar on Agriculture of BSSR, in 1921-1926 People's Commissar on Education of BSSR. From 1921 Professor, Dean, and Deputy of the Rector of the Belarusian State University. From 1925 the Chairmen (from 1927 the President) of the Belarusian Institute of Culture (Inbelkult). In 1929-1931 the President of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences and simultaneously the Director of the Institute of History of the Academy. In 1925-1927 Member of USSR Central Executive Committee, in 1920-1930 Member of BSSR Central Executive Committee, in 1924-1930 Member of the Presidium of BSSR Central Executive Committee.

Was engaged in research of Belarus history. Has published a number of large monographic research works, including the first generalizing work on a history of Belarus - "The Short Story of Belarus History" (1919). His monograph "1863 on Belarus: Story of Events" (1930) has become the first large research on a history of this revolt in the Belarusian historiography. Significant attention gave to a history of October revolution and first years of Soviet power in Belarus. It possesses to him the development of the concept of a national history based on a statehood periodization of the Belarusian lands.

Has published more than 40 scientific and scientific-publicistic works, including 8 monographs.

Main Works:
1. Karotki narys gistoryi Belarusi. 5th ed. Minsk: Belarus, 1992.
2. Historyja Bielarusi u XIX i paczatku XX staleccia. 3rd ed. Miensk, 1928.
3. Белоруссия: Территория, население, экономика. Важнейшие моменты историию Экономический очерк Советской Белоруссии и ее округов. Мн.: Изд. СНК БССР, 1926 (в соавт. с А.Смоличем).
4. 1863 на Беларусi: Нарыс падзей. Мінск, 1930.

1. Ihnacienka J., Karol A. Usiewalad Ihnatouski i jaho czas. Minsk, 1991.
2. Akademik U.M. Ignatouski: Materyialy navukovykh chytanniau, prysvechanykh 110-goddziu z dnia naradzhennia. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika, 1993.
3. Brygadzin P.I., Matsias I.Dz. Usevalad Ignatouski: palitychny dzeiach, vuchony. Minsk: Polymia, 1998.
4. Ignatovskii, Vsevolod Makar'evich // The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History. Vol. 14. Academic International Press, 1979.
5. Petrykau P.Ts. Vsevolod Macarovich Ignatovski (To the 125th Anniversary) // Vestsi NAN Belarusi. Ser. Humanit. Sci. 2006. No.2.

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