Zajac Lavon (Заяц Лявон), administrator, political leader. Biographical data are scarce. It is known, however, that Zajac received a very good education and had wide contacts with the military and the Russian administration. He was actively involved in the preparation of the All-Belarusian Congress and was one of the proponents for declaring Belarusian Independence. Lavon Zajac held numerous important administrative and diplomatic positions in the Government of the Belarusian Democratic Republic. Zajac emigrated from Miensk to Horadnia and went to Berlin and Prague.

Zajac was one of the members of the BDR Government who negotiated with the Bolsheviks in 1925. Following this Berlin Conference, Zajac returned to Soviet Belarus. He was soon arrested as a Belarusian National Democrat and vanished into Soviet imprisonment.

References: Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York, Archives.

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