Dya GURSKY, USSR Belarusian writer and playwright. Presidium member, Belarusian Union of Writers; member, Editor Board, journal “Belarus”. Order of Red Banner of Labor; Order of Red Star; Badge of Honor; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1919.
GURSKY, Dya was born in 1899 in village Zamoste, now Minsk Oblast.
Graduated Belarusian State University. Completed postgrad, course at Belarusian Academy of Sciences.
1928 first work published. 1916-1919 worker, St. Petersburg Obukhov Works. 1919-1924 in Red Army.
Since 1924 worked in establishments of Belarusian Popular Commissariat of Education. 1935-1941 Editor, newspaper “Litaratura i mastatstva”(Literature andArt). DuringWWU Editor, front-line newspaper “Za svabodnuyu Belarus” and satirical journal “Partyzanskaya Dubinka”.
After World War II for a considerable time Chief Editor, journal “Belarus”. Deputy, Minsk City Soviet.