Belarusian musicians died at 44

Here are 2 famous musicians from Belarus died at 44:

Vladimir Soltan

Vladimir Soltan (January 9, 1953-April 5, 1997) was a Belarusian personality.

Born and raised in Belarus, Soltan was primarily known for his work as a journalist, photographer, and human rights activist. He was a prolific writer, publishing a number of articles and essays on social issues and politics, including critiques of the Soviet regime in the 1970s and 1980s.

Soltan was also involved in the human rights movement in Belarus, serving as a founding member of several organizations dedicated to promoting civil and political freedoms in the country. He played an important role in documenting and reporting on human rights abuses in Belarus and other parts of the Soviet Union.

Tragically, Soltan's life was cut short when he was killed in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 44. Despite his untimely death, his work continues to be remembered and celebrated by those who champion human rights and political freedom in Belarus and beyond.

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Israel Leplevsky

Israel Leplevsky (April 5, 1894 Brest-July 28, 1938 Moscow) also known as Israel Moiseevich Leplevsky or Leplevsky, Israel Moiseevich was a Belarusian politician.

Leplevsky was an active member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and played a significant role in the Bolshevik seizure of power during the Russian Revolution. He served as a Red Army soldier during the Russian Civil War and later worked as a party official in various regions of the USSR. In 1935, he was appointed as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Belarus.

During his tenure, Leplevsky implemented policies to boost the economy and industrialization, including the forced collectivization of farms. However, his harsh methods and authoritarian rule resulted in widespread discontent among the people and opposition within the party.

In 1937, Leplevsky was arrested during Stalin's Great Purge and charged with counter-revolutionary activities. He was tortured, forced to confess to false accusations, and then executed in 1938. It wasn't until 1956 that his name was cleared by Soviet authorities, recognizing him as a victim of Stalin's repressions.

He died as a result of gunshot.

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