Vasiliy KUPREVICH, USSR Botanist. Doctor of Biological Science since 1941; Professor; full member, and President, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1952; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Lithuania Belarusian, since 1954. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1957; Badge of Honor. Member, Communist Party, since 1945.
Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 and 1958 convocation. Voting delegation at 1959 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress. 1960 member, Soviet delegate of science to England for 300th anniversary celebrations of English Royal Society.
Until 1960 Editor, journal “Izvestiya Academy of Sciences BSSR” (News of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences). Since 1918 teacher at village school, then at Smolevich Secondary School, Minsk Oblast. Since 1938 head of a laboratory, 1949-1952 Director, Botanical Institute, USSR Academy of Science.