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Filipp Pilip) Semenovich PESTRAK

Filipp PESTRAK, Belarusian writer; board member, Belarusian Union of Writers. two Order of Red Banner; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1926.

Background

  • PESTRAK, Filipp was born in 1903 in village Sakovtsy, now Brest Oblast.

  • Education

    • 1920-1921 studied at Socio-History Faculty, Samara University.

    Career

    • 1915-1921 refugee living in temporary settlement, Samara Guberiya. 1921 returned to Western Belarusian and worked in forestry. 192426 in Polish Army.

      Since 1926 underground Party worker. Secretary, underground rayon comt., Communist Party Western Belarusian. Later instructor, Central Committee, Communist Party Western Belarusian, Pinsk Okrug.

      Was frequently arrested and spent 11 years in Polish prisons. 1941-1943 helped organize partisan movement. 1943-1945 Chief, Art Board, Council of Popular Commissariat of Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.

      Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1937 convocation.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1926.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1926.
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