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Vacłaŭ Justynavič Łastoŭski ([ˈvatsɫaw ɫasˈtowsci]; Belarusian: Вацлаў Юстынавіч Ластоўскі, Russian: Ва́цлав Усти́нович Ласто́вский, Polish: Wacław Łastowski; 1883 – 1938) was a Belarusian critic, historian of literature, and politician.
He was a member of Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic. He had published many books about Belarus, and recognized the right of the people of Belarus to self-determination. Such books as "History of Belarusian (Krivichian) book", and "Short history of Belarus" propagandized the idea.
From 1919 to 1923 he was the prime-minister of the BDR and initiator of a dissolution of its exiled government which, in turn, did not mean a dissolution of the Council of the BDR, its parliament in exile. Lastowski was also a member of the Academy of sciences of Belarus.
He was married to writer Marija Ivanauskaitė–Lastauskienė.
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