Maksim RYLSKY, Ukrainia poet. Full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958; full member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1943; Presidium member, Ukrainia Union of Writers; board member, USSR Union of Writers. two Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1950; Lenin Prize, 1960. Member, Communist Party, since 1943.
Since 1910 regular contributor, Kiev journal “Ukrainska khata”. 1919 succesively teacher, Romanovka village school, Kiev, and instructor in Ukrainian, Kiev Railroad School and Kiev Institute of Public Education. 1952 attended Peace Defense Congress, Vienna.
Was Head, Institute of Arts, Folklore and Ethnography, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1946, 1950, 1954 and 1958 convocation.