Berlin: Чрезвычайной дипломатической миссіи Бѣ, 1919. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 29pp. Green stapled-bound wrappers with black text on the front cover. This is a scarce publication discussing the then current state of politics and government in the then newly established Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia. The newly established republic followed the signing of Treaty of Brest-Litovsk between the Germans and the Bolsheviks and then the short-lived independent Belarusian People's Republic. Alexandr Tsvikevich, the work's author, was a prominent figure in Belarusian politics of the time having himself been at member the first All Belarusian Congress, which had established the Belarusian People's Republic, and served as a government diplomat. This publication discusses the current political situation and recent upheavals in detail. Errata sheet laid in at the first page. Text in Russian.
Wrappers with some light age toning and creasing to extremities. Front cover with a few small stains and smudges. Back cover with some waters stains, soiling and chipping to the top edge. Interior with some soiling, waters stains and light rippling to the pages throughout. Binding and interior in good- condition overall. g-. Item #44102
Alexandr Ivanovich Tsvikevich (1888-1937) was a Belarusian social and political activist, historian, lawyer and journalist. He was arrested convicted during a wave of soviet repression of Belarussian intellectuals, as part of the infamous case involving the fictitious so-called "Union of Liberation of Belarus". After being sent to prison for five years between 1931-36, he was subsequently re-arrested, shortly after his original release, and was ultimately executed in Dec. 30th 1937.