Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kovalenya (born on March 14, 1946, Kapyl town, Minsk Region) is a historian. Prof. Kovalenya is Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2014), Doctor of Historical Sciences (2000), Professor (2004). Aleksandr Kovalenya is Honored Scientist of Belarus (2014). He has been awarded with the Republic of Belarus Education Excellence Award (2002).
Prof. Kovalenya graduated from Minsk State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Gorky (1975). Since 1974 he worked at Minsk State Pedagogical University (since 1995 — Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank), since 1996 as Head of Department at Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank. Since 2004 he was Acting Director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Since 2009 Prof. Kovalenya has served as Academician-Secretary at the Department of Humanitarian Sciences and Arts of the NAS of Belarus, and also he is a member of the NASB Presidium.
The focus of Prof. Kovalenya is research in the field of history of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War, the partisan movement and the underground struggle in the occupied territory of Belarus (1941-1944), the youth movement of the twentieth century.
Aleksandr Kovalenya has been awarded with the Francisk Skarina medal (2006), the Gold Medal of the NAS of Belarus “For Great Contribution to Development of Science” (2016), and other medals.
Prof. Kovalenya is the author of over 400 scientific and scientific-methodical works, including 21 monographs, 58 textbooks, tutorials, scientific and methodical papers and programs.
1. Pro-German young people unions in Belarus. 1941—1944. The origins. Structure. Activities. Minsk, 1999.
2. Belarus. 1939-1945: War and Politics. Minsk, 2001.
3. Belarus during the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945. Minsk, 2005 (co-author).
1. Aleksandr Kovalenya: creative destiny is the way chosen by life. Minsk, 2011 (in Belarusian).
2. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kovalenya. Minsk, 2016 (Biobibliography of Belarusian scientists).
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