Supinsky Anton (1896–1957) – ethnographer.
In 1914 he was a teacher of a modest school in the Pinsky District of the Minsk Region. In 1915 he was mobilized. In 1916, he entered the Irkutsk Military School and a year after went to the front of the WWI. After the Revolution 1917, he was in the Red Army.
After demobilization, he returned to his teaching. In 1922, he graduated from the Minsk Teachers-Training Institute. In 1922-1928, he taught social discipline and supervised the 7-years secondary school. In 1928, he was sent to the State Academy of the History of Material Culture in Leningrad at the post-graduate courses. In 1930, he was Head of the Ethnographical Department of the State Russian Museum. Since October 1930, he was researcher of the 2nd rank, then – the 1st rank at the Institute of Studying the population of the U.S.S.R. (head of the Belorussian Sector). At the same time he worked at the State Academy of the History of Material Culture, and at the ‘Sovetskaya etnografiya’ (Soviet Ethnography) Magazine (1932-1937). He participated in numerous expeditions, and in the building the exhibition ‘Belorussia and B.S.S.R.’ at the Ethnographical Department of the State Russian Museum (1933).
He was arrested in 1937; till 1945 he stayed in camps. Then, he settled in the town of Cherepovets of the Vologda Region of the Russian North. In 1945-1949, he worked at the Cherepovets Teachers-Training Institute, and at the Cherepovets Local History Museum. In 1949, he defended his Candidate thesis ‘Ethnographical Monuments of the Household in the Forest Zone of the U.S.S.R.’ at the Institute of Ethnography of the Ac. of Sc. of the U.S.S.R. In 1949-1951, he worked at the Komi Branch of the Ac. of Sc. of the U.S.S.R. as Researcher. He died in Leningrad in 1957.