Afanasev, Yurii [Afanas'ev, Jurij], b 1848 in Ufa, d 1925 in Belgrade. Historian and political figure of Russian descent. Afanasev completed his studies at the Odesa University, where he was a lecturer in world history. He later became director of the State Bank in Kyiv. In 1918 he served as state controller in the Hetman government and as minister of external affairs (in November and December). He lived, as an émigré, in Yugoslavia.