Vasile Bătrânac (born 1925, Plopi) was the head of the anti-Soviet group Arcaşii lui Ştefan and a political prisoner in the Soviet Union.
His father was Ion Bătrânac, arrested in 1944 for anti-Soviet activity. National Organization of Bessarabia Arcaşii lui Ştefan was formed in 1945, on the territory of the former Soroca County by teachers Vasile Bătrânac, Victor Solovei, Nicolae Prăjină, Teodosie Guzun, Anton Romaşcan a student, Nichita Brumă. Vasile Bătrânac was the head of the organization. Vasile Plopeanu is a conspirative name that Vasile Bătrânac used while he was the head of the organization from Soroca.
In March 1947, the organization had 140 members. On March 23, 1947, Vasile Bătrânac and Vasile Cvasniuc were arrested. On June 11, 1947, he was sentenced to 25 years and sent to Siberia.
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- Ştefan Tudor, O.N.B. "Arcaşii lui Ştefan" în Literatura şi Arta, nr 14, 16, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26 1997, aprilie-iunie
- Mihail Ursachi, Organizatia Nationala Din Basarabia Arcaşii lui Ştefan: Amintiri, Muzeum,