Практика командирования советских работников в Западную Белоруссию в 1939-1941 гг. как метод советизации региона
The article addresses the practice of sending of soviet clerks (so called “vostochniki”) to the Western Belorussia after its` territorial affiliation to the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (autumn of 1939). The paper is based on large number of soviet clerical documents which nowadays are stored in the soviet archives in Russian and Belarus. The article deals with the characteristic of the “vostochninki`s” social position in the Western Belorussia in 1939-1941: they approximate total number and national structure, qualification, occupation and salary. Emphasizing on the strongly diversity of the “vostochniki”, the author notices the contribution and significance of soviet clerks to rapid sovietization of the region.