Surta, Ivan Zakharovich (22.11.1893 - 20.12.1937), state figure. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1936).
Graduated from the 2nd Moscow University (1918), the Institute of Red Professorate (1932). In 1918-1920 at party and Soviet work in Byelorussia, in 1920-1926 in VChK and OGPU authorities. Deputy People's Commissar of Education of the BSSR in 1933, People's Commissar of Public Health Services of the BSSR in 1933-1936. Vice-President in 1932-1933, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Byelorussian SSR in 1936-1937. Member of the BSSR Central Executive Committee in 1935-1937, Candidate in Members, and Member of the Presidium of the BSSR Central Executive Committee in 1936-1937. Was arrested in August, 1937,and sentenced to an exclusive measure of punishment. Rehabilitated in 1956.
Scientific works on methodology and history of nature learning.
1. Natural and historical materialism (monism) in the light of Marxism-Leninism // Zapiski Belaruskaj Akademii navuk. 1934. Book 3 (in coauth.).
2. I.P.Pavlov and his teaching // Zapiski Akademii navuk BSSR. 1936. Book 5.
3. Ampere // Zapiski Akademii navuk BSSR. 1936. Book 6 (in coauth.).
1. Vozvrashchennye imena. Minsk: Navuka i tekhnika, 1992.
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