Kb. KRUUS, Estonia historian. Doctor of History Science since 1931; Professor, Tartu University, since 1931; full member, Estonia Academy of Sciences, and corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1946; senior associate, Institute of History USSR Academy of Science. Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals.
Studies hist, of the Estonia people. Supports theory of “historic unity” of Estonia with Russia. 1940-1941 and 1944 Rector, Tartu University.
1940 Deputy Prime Ministry, Estonia “Popular-Democratic” Government. During World War П worked for Estonia Council of Popular Commissar. 1946-1950 Estonia Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1947-1950 simultaneously Chairman, Estonia Society for the Dissemination of Political and Science Knowledge.