Iosif Adamovich

Iosif Alexandrovich Adamovich (Belarusian: Язэп Адамовіч (Jazep Adamovič), 7 January 1897,Barysaw – 22 April 1937, Minsk) was a Belarusian communist politician. He was born in 1897 in Barysaw, in the Minsk Governorate of the Russian Empire, in a working-class family of Belarusian ethnicity.[1] He served as a Prime Minister of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1924 to 1927. In 1916, he was a member of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, where he was organised the Belarusian Bolsheviks.

Iosif Adamovich
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Prime Minister of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
17 March 1924 – 7 May 1927
Preceded byAlexander Chervyakov
Succeeded byNikolay Goloded
Personal details
Born(1897-01-07)7 January 1897
Died22 April 1937(1937-04-22) (aged 40)
Political partyRSDLP (Bolsheviks) (1916–1918)
Russian Communist Party (1918–1937)

In 1920, he was commissioner of military affairs of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. From 1924 to 1927, he was the Prime Minister of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. He was instrumental in the enlargement of the territory of Soviet Belarus in 1924 and 1926.[2]

On 22 April 1937, he committed suicide in Minsk, aged 40.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Большая биографическая энциклопедия
  2. ^ U Arloǔ. The Names of Freedom. У Арлоў. Імёны свабоды. pp 146-147
  3. ^ Wojciech Roszkowski, Jan Kofman: Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century. Routledge, 2016. p. 8-9.

Further readingEdit

  • W. Roszkowski, J. Kofman (red.), Słownik biograficzny Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej XX wieku, Warszawa 2005, ISBN 83-7399-084-4
  • E. Mironowicz, Białoruś, Wyd. Trio, Warszawa 2007, ISBN 978-83-7436-119-4
Political offices
Preceded by
Prime Minister of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
1924–1927
Succeeded by