Kraskovsky, Ivan

Kraskovsky, Ivan [Красковський, Іван; Kraskovs'kyj], b 6 August 1882 in Bielsk Podlaski county, Hrodna gubernia, d ? Political figure of Ukrainian-Belarusian background. He studied at Warsaw University. During the First World War he was a representative of the All-Russian Union of Cities in Galicia. A member of the Ukrainian Party of Socialists-Federalists, in 1917 he was a gubernial commissioner of the Russian Provisional Government in the Ternopil region. In January 1918 he became a deputy minister under the Ukrainian National Republic prime minister, Volodymyr Vynnychenko. During the Hetman government he was a member of the Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then the representative of the UNR in Georgia and Kuban. In 1920 he moved to Belarus and became a lecturer at the State University in Minsk. He was arrested in the 1930s and his fate is unknown.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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