Pyotra Krecheuski

Piotra Krecheuski (Belarusian: Пётра Крэчэўскі, Łacinka: Piotra Krečeŭski, Russian: Пётр Антонович Кречевский; August 7, 1879 – March 8, 1928, Prague) was a Belarusian statesman and president of the Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in exile.

Piotra Krečeŭski
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President of the Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in exile
In office
December 1919 – March 8, 1928
Preceded byJazep Losik
Succeeded byVasil Zacharka
Prime MinisterVaclaŭ Lastoŭski
Prime MinisterAlaksandar Cvikievic
Prime MinisterVasil Zacharka
Personal details
Born(1879-08-07)August 7, 1879
Dubna, Grodnensky Uyezd, Grodno Governorate, Russian Empire
DiedMarch 8, 1928(1928-03-08) (aged 48)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
ProfessionTeacher, historian

Before the First World War he worked as a teacher in Jałówka near Białystok. He was delegate at the First All-Belarusian Congress in 1917 and member of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic. In December 1919 Krecheuski was elected President of the Council of the Belarusian Republic and served on this post till his death.

In exile in Prague since 1919, he organized active information campaigns for Western governments about the current states of Belarusian SSR and West Belarus. He organized a conference of Belarusian emigrant organizations in September 1921 that criticized the Polish-Bolshevist Peace of Riga that divided Belarus in two parts.

Krecheuski convinced the Czechoslovak government to give grants for Belarusian students. He created the Belarusian archive in Prague and published the politological almanac Zamiežnaja Biełaruś.

WorksEdit

  • Беларусь у мінулам і сучаснам (нарыс географічнага, гістарычнага і эканамічнага доследу) // Замежная Беларусь: зборнік гісторыі, культуры і эканомікі / Пад рэд. П. А. Крэчэўскага. Кн. 1. Прага: Выд-ва імяні Ф. Скарыны, 1926. C. 31–77. [Belarus in the Past and Present (Project of a Historical and Economic Study)].
  • Гісторыя беларускай кнігі // Замежная Беларусь: зборнік гісторыі, культуры і эканомікі. С. 99–116. [History of the Belarusian Book].
  • Мандаты Б Н. Р. // Замежная Беларусь: зборнік гісторыі, культуры і эканомікі. C. 121–139. [Mandates of the Belarusian Democratic Republic].
  • Скарына і незалежнасьць // Замежная Беларусь: зборнік гісторыі, культуры і эканомікі. С. 7–16. [Skaryna and Independence].
  • Рагнеда: Гіст. драма Х ст. у 4 актах з пралогам // Спадчына. 1993. №3. С.16–30 [Rahnieda, a drama in four parts].

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