National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

IGNATOVSKY Vsevolod Makarovich

IGNATOVSKY Vsevolod Makarovich
1st President of the NAS of Belarus

Vsevolod Makarovich Ignatovsky (19.04.1881, v. Tokari, Kamenets district, Brest region – 04.02.1931), historian, public and political figure. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1928), Academician of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1929).

— Graduated from Yurievsk (Tartu) University (1911).
— In 1914-1920 - Lecturer, Director of the Minsk Teaching Institute.
— In 1920 - Commissar of Agriculture of the BSSR, in 1920-1926 - Commissar of Education of the BSSR. Since 1921 - Professor, Dean, Deputy Rector of the Belarusian State University.
— Since 1925 - Chairman (since 1927 - President) of the Institute of Belarusian Culture (Inbelkult), in 1929-1931 - President of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, at the same time - Director of the Institute of History of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences.
— In 1925-1927 - Member of the CEC of the USSR, in 1922-1930 - Member of the CEC of the BSSR, in 1924-1930 - Member of the Presidium of the CEC of the BSSR.

Research in the history of Belarus. Published a number of major monographic studies, incl. One of the first generalizing works on the history of Belarus is "Karotki narys gistoryi Belarusi" (1919; 5 ed., 1991). His monograph “1863 god na Belarusi: Narys padzey” (1930) was the first major research on the history of this uprising in Belarusian historiography. He devoted considerable attention to the history of the October Revolution and the early years of Soviet power in Belarus. He belongs to the development of the concept of national history, taking into account the Marxist-Leninist methodology of history.

Author of 40 scientific and scientific journalistic papers, including 8 monographs.

Major papers:

  1. Краткий очерк истории Белоруссии. 5-е изд. Мн.: Беларусь, 1992.
  2. Гiсторыя Беларусi ў ХIХ i пачатку ХХ сталецьця. Выд. 3, Мінск, 1928.
  3. Белоруссия: Территория, население, экономика. Важнейшие моменты истории. 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.