Vashkevich Vladislav (1844–?) – official of the Department of Spiritual Affairs of Foreign Confessions of the Ministry of Domestic Affairs.
He started his career as an official in Warsaw in 1865; after graduating from the Lublin Lyceum, while still a law student at the Warsaw Main School, he was enrolled in the Commission for Internal and Spiritual Affairs in the Kingdom of Poland under the Office of Greek-Uniate Affairs (in 1869, it was transformed into a special Chancellery for Greek-Uniate Confession within the Ministry of Public Education). In 1874, because of the liquidation of the Chancellery, he served in the Ministry of Domestic Affairs; from 1880, he was listed in the Department of Spiritual Affairs of Foreign Confessions.
In 1883, he took part in the work of the High Commission for the revision of the laws on Jews in the Empire; in 1887-1888, in the Commission for the analysis and revision of archival affairs of the former administration of spiritual affairs in the Kingdom of Poland; in 1889, he became a member of the commission for the examination of construction and repair work in the buildings of the Roman Catholic Theological College of the Archdiocesan Administration of the Roman Catholic Theological Academy and Seminary in St. Petersburg. In 1891, he was sent to the Tavricheskaya Province to study “the ministry's assumptions about the transformation of the local Muslim clergy” and to collect the necessary information on the spot. In 1893, he conducted a survey of “the main centres of the Tatar settlements in the North-Western Territory to gather on the spot a possibly complete data on the Tatars there and their religious life”. From 1893, he headed the rabbinical commission under the Ministry of Domestic Affairs. On October 15, 1902, he was dismissed from service for health reasons.
During his work in the Department of Spiritual Affairs of Foreign Confessions V. conducted research and published works in the following areas: the politics of the Russian government in management of the Armenian Gregorian Church, Buddhists in Eastern Siberia, legislation on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Baltic Region, and on Jews in Russia.