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Minsk Lithographic Poligrafkombinat named for Iakub Kolas

Минский литографический полиграфкомбинат имени Якуба Коласа

Iakub Kolas (1882-1958) was born Kanstantsin Mitskievich. He is considered a founder of modern Belorussian literature. A child of peasants, he grew-up in a small village near Minsk and from his humble origins went on to become the People's Poet of the Belorussian SSR and a member and vice-president of the Belorussian Academy of Sciences.

Sources & Citations

Levy, P., Spilling, M. (1998). Belarus (Cultures of the World). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, Times Publishing Limited. (Iakub Kolas bio, P. 105 )