Leningrad Society of Researchers of Ukrainian History, Literature, and Language
Leningrad Society of Researchers of Ukrainian History, Literature, and Language (Ленінградське Товариство дослідників української історії, письменства та мови; Leninhradske Tovarystvo doslidnykiv ukrainskoi istorii, pysmenstva ta movy). The Leningrad branch of the Historical-Philological Society of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, established in 1922. It published two issues (1928, 1929) of the scholarly publication Naukovyi zbirnyk, edited by the director of the society, Volodymyr Peretts. Among its 40 members were Varvara Adriianova-Peretts, I. Abramov, Dmytro Abramovych, Oleksii Barannykov, Volodymyr Danyliv, Arkadii Liashchenko, I. Rybakov, and I. Fetisov. The affiliated Ethnographic Commission, also headed by Peretts, studied the socioeconomic and cultural life of Ukrainians outside Ukraine, mainly in the Kuban. Other branches of the Historical-Philological Society existed in Odesa, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, and elsewhere. The Leningrad Society was liquidated at the beginning of the 1930s.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]