Mikhail LYNKOV, Belarusian writer and publicist. Full member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1953; associate, Belarusian Institute of Literature, since 1943; board member, Belarusian and USSR Unions of Writers. two Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; Order of Red Star; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1926.
1917-1919 teacher, Lipen Elementary School, Gomel Guberniya. 1919-1920 fought for Red Army in Warsaw Campaign. 1920-1925 secondary school teacher, Rogachev Rayon.
Since 1925 Secretary, then Chief Editor, Bobruysk Okrug newspaper “Kamunist”. 1930-1934 at Belarusian State Publ. House; since 1932 Secretary, Organization Committee, Bel Union of Writers, then Secretary, Belarusian Union of Writers, and Editor, journal “Polymya revalutsyi” (Flame of the Revolution).
1936-1953 corresponding member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences. 1939, during Soviet-Polish War, Editor, newspaper “Belaruskaya zvyazda” (Belorussian Star) of Political Board, Belarusian Front. During World War II Editor, front-line newspaper “Za Savetskuyu Belorus” (For Soviet Bclorussia).
Deputy, Belarusian Supreme Soviet of 1951, 1955 and 1959 convocation. Member, Belarusian government delegation at United Nations.