Maslov, Vasyl I.

Maslov, Vasyl I. [Маслов, Василь], b 2 January 1885 in Ichnia, Chernihiv gubernia, d 22 March 1959 in Kyiv. Literary scholar and ethnographer; brother of Serhii Maslov. After graduating from Kyiv University (1909) he taught the history of Russian literature at the university and at the Higher Courses for Women. Between 1920 and 1927 he lectured at the Pryluky pedagogical tekhnikom. Between 1927 and 1929 he was director of the Pryluky Regional Studies Museum (which in 2010 was named in his honour). In the 1930s he worked in the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and, from 1937, taught Russian and Ukrainian literature at Kyiv Pedagogical Institute. Maslov wrote over 50 works, including studies of Ukrainian ethnography in the first half of the 19th century (1934), agricultural implements and technique in the feudal period (1937), the literary works of Kondratii Ryleev (1944), and Aleksandr Pushkin and the Decembrists (1951). Some of them (eg, the study of the Decembrist influence in 19th-century Ukrainian literature) remain unpublished.

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