Voitiehovski, Averiand

Voitiehovski, Averiand
   Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Teacher. He was headmaster of the Gypsy school in Leningrad during the period when Romany culture was encouraged by the Soviet authorities. In 1938, he was executed for "anti-government activities."

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  • Soviet Union —    Estimated Gypsy population in 1991: over 500,000. For a short time after the success of the 1917 Revolution, the Gypsies in the newly formed Soviet Union were given rights as an ethnic group in exchange for supporting communism. Nomadism was… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

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