Kondrat KRAPIVA, Belarusian writer, playwright and educator. Real name: Kondrat Kondratevich ATRAKHOVICH. Popular Writer of Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1956; Doctor of Philological Science since 1954; full member since 1950, V.-President since 1956 Belarusian Academy of Sciences; board member USSR Union of Writers; Presidium, member Belarusian Union of Writers. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
1922 first work published. Translated into Belarusian works of Ostrovsky, Shakespeare, Krylov, Mayakovsky, Marx and Lenin. 1926 helped found “Uzvyshsha” (Exaltation) Belarusian literature group.
After dissolution of latter, was subjected Party criticism. Deputy, Belarusian Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation. 1913-1914 primary school teacher.
1914-1919 army service. 1919-1920 teacher, village Kamenka, Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, then in Minsk. 1920-1926 in Red Army.
1930-1938 literature and research work. 1939-1940 in Red Army in Western Belarusian and on Finnish Front. 1941-1945 Editor newspaper “Razdavim fashistskuyu gadinu" (We Shall Crush the Fascist Snake).
After World War II, Editor, satirical journal “Vozhyk” (The Hedgehog). For a time Director, Kupala Institute of Linguistics, Belarusian Academy of Sciences.