150px-NikolajRovenskijMikalai Ravensky, born in 1886, Belarus. graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire (Prof. M. M. Ipalitaw-Ivanaw’s class of composition, 1930). Member of the Composers’ Union of Belarus, 1932. Left Belarus in 1944. Died in Belgium, 1953.

Principal compositions: an opera «Branislava», an operetta «Zalyoty», a string quartette, preludes and fugues for piano, chorus music («Oh Belarus, My Dog Rose», «The God Almighty»), church music, setting up of folk songs.