Historically Cybernetics and Genetics were two of the most prosecuted by Stalin natural sciences. The doctrine of Marxist-Leninist philosophy was that man can not create a machine that would be smarter than himself. And thus all the attempts to do so were considered a direct attack on Marxist-Leninist theory. Something in this key was proclaimed with Genetics too. Anyway, because of this the Soviet computer Industry had started to develop only when Joseph Stalin was long dead and the West had already its first successes in computers. Below is a short history of Belarusian computer industry written by its veteran - Dr. Mark Nemenman, who was one of the leading experts in the early efforts of the computer software development in Belarus:
You can find out more about the history of the Soviet computer industry from these pages of the Russian Virtual Computer Museum.
The Research and Development of the component base and architecture of the Belarusian computers was done in a Minsk based Research Institute of Computational Technics. Nowadays the scientific research association "Cybernetics" of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus is probably dealing with these problems. The computers are assembled also in Minsk in BelABM:
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