Famous Belarusian Leaders

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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
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Birthdate: September 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mikashevichy, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union (now Belarus)

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Alexander Lukashenko
(President of Belarus)

Alexander Lukashenko
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Birthdate: August 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kopys

Alexander Lukashenko has served as the first and only president of Belarus since July 20, 1994. He is said to be an authoritarian leader and elections are not considered to be free and fair under him, including the 2020 Belarusian presidential election. The European Union and the United States have many times imposed sanctions on Lukashenko for human rights violations.

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Stanisław August Poniatowski
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Birthdate: January 17, 1732
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voŭčyn, Belarus
Died: February 12, 1798

Stanisław August Poniatowski reigned as the King of Poland from 1764 to 1795. He is best remembered as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Poniatowski made several attempts to reform and strengthen the ailing Commonwealth, which proved to be difficult due to several external and internal oppositions. He is often criticized for his failure to prevent the partitions.

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Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky
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Birthdate: September 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: July 20, 1926

Bolshevik revolutionary Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, also known as Iron Felix, was born into a Polish noble family. Though Lenin considered him a hero, he often disagreed with Lenin’s views. He had been the director of Cheka. He died of a heart attack after finishing a 2-hour speech.

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Andrei Gromyko
(Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1985-88))

Andrei Gromyko
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Birthdate: July 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Starye Gromyki, Belarus
Died: July 2, 1989

Son of a Belarusian farmer, Andrei Gromyko grew up studying agriculture. He had already started delivering anti-religious speeches by 13 and later joined the Communist Party. He later served as the Soviet foreign minister and then the head of state, becoming popular as Mr. Nyet for vetoing UN proposals often.

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Alexander Israel Helphand
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Birthdate: September 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berazino, Belarus
Died: December 12, 1924

Initially inspired by Marxist ideals, Alexander Israel Helphand later got involved in revolutionary activities and was arrested. He escaped to Germany, where he later negotiated Lenin’s re-entry into Russia in a sealed train through Germany from Switzerland, where Lenin was exiled. Nevertheless, Helphand wasn’t allowed by Lenin to re-enter Russia.

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Ivonka Survilla
(Politician)

Ivonka Survilla
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Birthdate: April 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stoŭbcy Stołpce, Second Polish Republic
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Mikhail Markovich Borodin
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Birthdate: July 9, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Janavičy, Belarus
Died: May 29, 1951

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Simon Dubnow
(Historian)

Simon Dubnow
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Birthdate: September 10, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mstislavl, Belarus
Died: December 8, 1941

Russian historian Simon Dubnow is best remembered for instilling a sociological element in the study of Jewish history. A well-known teacher and author, he was also involved with the Jewish magazine Voskhod. He escaped to Germany to avoid Bolshevism but was eventually killed by the Nazis.

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Hanna Kanapatskaya
(Politician)

Hanna Kanapatskaya
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Birthdate: October 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Tatsiana Karatkevich
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Birthdate: March 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Moisey Ostrogorsky
(Politician)

Moisey Ostrogorsky
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Birthdate: February 19, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grodno Governorate, Belarus
Died: February 10, 1921

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Natalya Kochanova
(Politician)

Natalya Kochanova
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Birthdate: September 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Polatsk, Belarus

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Alena Anisim
(Politician)

Alena Anisim
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Birthdate: September 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoŭbcy, Minsk Region, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

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Sergey Sidorsky
(6th Prime Minister of Belarus)

Sergey Sidorsky
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Birthdate: March 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

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Lidia Yermoshina
(Politician)

Lidia Yermoshina
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Birthdate: January 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Slutsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

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Jerzy Putrament
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Birthdate: November 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: June 23, 1986

Polish author and editor Jerzy Putrament initially worked as a journalist and was later arrested for his communist activities. Best known for his political and war novels such as At the Crossroads and Bołdyn, he also served as the Polish ambassador to Switzerland and France, and as a member of the parliament.

Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki
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Birthdate: December 16, 1779
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pogost-Zagorodskii, Belarus
Died: May 28, 1846

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Natalia Petkevich
(Politician)

Natalia Petkevich
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Birthdate: October 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Nadezhda Grekova
(Politician)

Nadezhda Grekova
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Birthdate: September 17, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: January 6, 2001