Vasiliy BORISENKO, Belarusian literature critic. Corresponding member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1957; Doctor of Philological Science and Director, Institute of Literature, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1946. Order of Red Banner of Labor; Order of Patriotic War, class II; two Order of Red Star. Member, Communist Party, since 1927.
- Specialist in hist, of Belarusian literature, especially the works of F. Bogushevich and Ya. Kupala, and the hist, of Belarusian-Ukrainia literature relations.