Dmitry Pavlichenko, Head of SWAT Interior troops of the Belarusian Ministry for the Interior (the Police Ministry). He is subject to EU and US sanctions. Widely believed to be the leader of a criminal gang responsible for seizing and killing up to 100 citizens of Belarus on direct orders from A.G. Lukashenko, transmitted by V. Sheiman. The gang’s victims included Lukashenko’s political opponents Yu.N. Zakharenko, V.I. Gonchar, A.S. Krasovsky. The group was also behind the murder of the Russian National Unity’s Belarusian leader G.V. Samoilov, who failed to demonstrate “appropriate” loyalty to A.G. Lukashenko. Pavlichenko was arrested on orders by head of the Belarusian KGB Vladimir Matzkevich, and released from the KGB’s pre-trial prison on personal orders from Lukashenko. Head of the Belarusian KGB Vladimir Matzkevich was ousted from his post and had to flee from Belarus.
Petr Miklashevich, Chairman
of the Constitutional Court, has been guilty of multiple violations of the Constitution
of Belarus, including his ruling on constitutionality of indentured servitude,
complete elimination of the separation of power, total censorship, and the law
against organized passive inaction, also known as the ban on assemblies of more
than three, extrajudicial confiscations on spoken orders from A.G. Lukashenko. Miklashevich
is subject to both EU and US sanctions for repression of the opposition and
Valentin Sukalo, Chairman
of the Belarusian Supreme Court. Formerly Fist Deputy to the Chairman of the
Supreme Court of the Soviet Union. Courts of Belarus have meted out hundreds of
politically motivated sentences to politicians, journalists, civil rights
activists, dissenters, entrepreneurs since 1997, when Valentin Sukalo became
Chairman of the Supreme Court of Belarus. His complete loyalty to A.G. Lukashenko
is combined with complete disregard for the law. He is going down in the contemporary
history of Belarus as the epitome of Belarusian “justice” under Lukashenko,
when Belarusian courts could sentence a mute man for swearing, and sentence a
one-armed man for clapping his hands. A functionary in the Soviet “school,” he never
takes decisions in politically significant cases, instead forcing lower judges
to make politically motivated judgements and convictions. Because of this, he
is not subject to EU or US sanctions!
Vladimir Tretyakov, CEO of Nafthan OAO. Not subject to EU or US sanctions, he is the Lukashenko Family’s name at a company essential for bankrolling the regime. Has active dealings with the Russian private sector. He has been implicated in petroleum product smuggling.
Valery Kirienko, CEO of potash giant Belaruskali. He is not subject to EU or US sanctions. He is in charge of a major company which is the main source of cash under Lukashenko’s control enabling him to finance the repression and administration apparatus necessary to maintain control over the nation and its people. Valery Kirienko has engaged in election rigging.
Alexander Shpilevsky, Chairman of the Belarusian Customs Committee. A career KGB officer, lieutenant general (two-star general). All national border crossing checkpoints became a personal fief of the Lukashenko Clan in 1996, enabling them to make US$ billions a year on smuggling and from trade in confiscated goods. One of the richest men in Belarus, Shpilevsky is a key source of proceeds of crime for the current regime and the Lukashenko Family.
Anatoly Kupriyanov, CEO of the Mozyr Oil
Refinery. He is the Lukashenko Family’s man at a company essential for
bankrolling the regime, filling the Family members’ and affiliated persons’
bank accounts. He has been involved in rigging all elections since 1996. Kupriyanov
is not subject to EU or US sanctions.
Elena Kudryavets, CEO of the Belarus Potash Company (BPC). She is trusted by the Family to control capital flows used to finance the regime and line the pockets of Lukashenko Clan members.
Leonid Kozik, Chairman of the Belarusian Union Association. He is subject to EU sanctions and has been responsible for turning the unions into a secret police appendage responsible for identifying activists among factory and office workers, intimidating them though economic levers, criminal prosecution, or physical duress. A proponent of forced labor by high school and university students and prison inmates. He is an advocate of servitude in certain industries in Belarus. He also supports the government role in deciding on the place and terms of employment and pay for certain categories of workers with huge fines (essentially making the victim destitute) for those refusing to follow government orders. He has actively suppressed independent unions, and is using the unions to incite class hatred, assist in election rigging, forcing election committee members at all levels to engage in election rigging.
Alexander Kosinets, Chairman of the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee, not subject to EU or US sanctions. He has been involved in rigging elections in the Vitebsk Region, and has been responsible for criminal and administrative prosecution against all those expressing views even slightly diverging from the official “party line,” including members of the ethnic Russian minority group living in the region. Kosinets has his “quirks,” for example, he ordered the Village of Pavlovichi to be burned down in December 2012, as it was “spoiling” the vista opening from a highway approaching Vitebsk.
Konstantin Sumar, Chairman of the Brest Regional Executive Committee. He is not subject to EU or US sanctions. He has been involved in election rigging in the Brest Region and organized repressions against opposition activists. He orchestrated denial of registration to Granit independent trade union and has been responsible for repression against the union activists. His son is a high-ranking police officer in the region. Konstantin Sumar is notorious for his vocal calls to erect a monument to Alexander Lukashenko, put him above God, and radically streamline Russian spelling and grammar.
Semyon Shapiro, Chairman of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee. He is not subject to EU or US sanctions. He has admitted publicly that he relied on KGB information about statements by Grodno University faculty members in private conversations to instigate a purge, blacklisting several university professors. He has disbanded the School of History because the faculty members were “politically unreliable.” He has introduced as common practice expelling Grodno university students for social network posts even slightly deviating from the “party line.” He has organized election rigging, forcing election committee members to misrepresent election results across the Grodno Region.
Alexander Konyuk, Prosecutor General of Belarus. Personally responsible for concealing political murders of A.G. Lukashenko’s political opponents, prosecutor’s office support for politically motivated criminal and administrative cases. He has refused to investigate incidents of duress, including physical duress, kidnappings, beatings and torture of opposition activists. He has refused to order investigations into the substance of election rigging, the 1996 coup, and A.G. Lukashenko’s psychological condition.
Anatoly Tozik, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus, career KGB officer, Major General in reserve. Has been implicated in election rigging as the official in charge of the social sphere in the government of Belarus. He has put pressure of election committee members employed by the government, who are the majority of election committee members. Encouraged government employees and university students to vote early in a procedure completely unmonitored in Belarus. He has at least connived, or, possibly, instituted black lists for university professors and faculty members expressing points of view even slightly deviating from the “party line” in their lectures or even private conversations.
Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. As the government member in charge of the energy
and power generation sector, he has been personally implicated in organizing petroleum
product smuggling in 2012. In addition to directly funding the regime, this
scheme made up to US$ 2 bln for the Lukashenko Family and businesses affiliated
with it. He is currently involved in raising “modernization” loans from private
banks around the world, which are used in completely opaque operations, making
it possible to use the loan proceeds to bankroll the regime and line the
pockets of the Family members and people close to them.
Petr Prokopovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. He was behind scams involving citizens’ savings accounts and cash in 2011, enabling the regime to confiscate up to US$ 10 bln from the citizens and private businesses. One of the key people behind organizing the use of forced labor at Saturday public works, one of the authors of Decree No. 9 (on servitude in the woodworking industry), a proponent of Stalinist planned economy.
Vsevolod Yanchevsky, Head of the Main Ideology Department of Belarus.
to EU sanctions. Creator of the paramilitary fascist organization
BPSM, subsequently renamed as BRSM (Belarus Republican Youth Union, one of the people behind the creation of BRSM paramilitary
troops (modeled on the Hitler Youth). He sees NASDAP and the Nazi Germany as
model state, and has professed great admiration for Adolph Hitler. He is one of
the regime’s links to Russian neo-fascists and neo-Nazis. He is currently in control
of and coordinating the ideology machine
created in Belarus, actively working to suppress the freedom of speech, on- and
Vadim Gigin, Editor-in-Chief of the Belarusian Dumka (Belarusian Thought) magazine established by Belarusian President’s Administration, as well as being the ideologist behind the Belarusian neo-fascist regime, is openly intolerant of the Catholic Church, has been trying to stir up inter-denominational and interethnic conflict in Belarus, has penned the script for a movie broadcast on Channel One of the Belarusian TV inciting hatred for Catholicism and negatively misrepresenting the Brest Church Union. In his writings, he is constantly trying to stir up aggressive hatred for the ethnic Polish minority in Belarus. He is openly, unabashedly and aggressively anti-Semitic. He advocates violence against opponents of the regime, and has written numerous times about his views as an active proponent of fascism and the “Black Hundred,” defining democracy as “...Jews’ democracy, a repulsive, cruel and cynical genocide perpetrated against Russian people (c)http://www.rusprav.org/2008/May/SolonevichByDushenov.html . He is subject to EU sanctions.
Nikolay Lozovik, Secretary of the Belarus
Central Committee for Elections and Referenda. He is the Number Two person after
Lidia Yermoshina (Queen of Diamonds) directly in charge of operating the
election-rigging machine which has been in operation in Belarus for 19 years
and has been perfected over this time. He has not only personally falsified election
and referendum results, but also forced election committee members at all levels
to do likewise, actively encouraging Belarusians to vote early, using threats
of repressions to encourage government officials and school administrators and
government-controlled company executives to engage in election rigging. He is subject to EU sanctions.
Gennady Davydko, Chairman of the Belarusian TV Radio Broadcasting Company, a key figure in the regime’s total aggressive propaganda machine, responsible for multiple violations of the freedom of speech, free access to information, a campaign of lies against those in opposition to the regime, inciting hatred for elements of the public not supportive of A.G. Lukashenko, creating an atmosphere of fear, falsification of history, total censorship of the Belarusian media, firing, persecuting, arresting and physical intimidation against hundreds of independent journalists, civic activists, a de-facto ban on independent journalists trying to do their job on the principles of journalistic integrity and give the society objective information or refusing to work for the aggressive totalitarian propaganda machine encompassing all “legal” media in Belarus. He is subject to EU sanctions.
Leonid Maltsev, three-star general, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus since 2009. One of those responsible for using the army against the population of its own country, to disperse peaceful protest rallies in December 2010. Subject to EU sanctions.
Alexander Shakutin, a bankroller of the
“Family,” asset list available as an attachment. Not subject to sanctions.
Boris Batura, Chairman of the Minsk Regional
Executive Committee. One of the key organizers of comprehensive election
rigging in 2010 and 2012. As the senior executive in the Minsk Region, responsible
for the brutal crackdown on peaceful protest rallies in December 2010 and
summer of 2011. Not subject to sanctions.
Igor Zhilin, Chairman of the Management Board of
Belneftekhim, the Belarusian oil production and refining giant, a key figure in
securing funding for the Lukashenko regime, with links to very shady operators based
in Georgia (the country) on the one hand, and involved in smuggling solvents and
additives on the other hand: as the senior executive, Zhilin could not have
been ignorant of these arrangements. This serves as reasonable grounds to assume
that Zhilin, in addition to his role in ensuring the current regime’s financial
stability, is a link between Lukashenko and criminal organization of the North
Caucasus, with which the Lukashenko regime traditionally maintains a close,
Alexander Moshensky, one of
the “Family’s” bankrollers. A list of known assets comes as an attachment.
Sergey Rumas, head of the Development
Bank of Belarus, Deputy Prime Minister. The Development Bank created specifically
to be managed by Rumas has some functions normally assigned to central banks in
other nations, and is exempt from reporting and transparency requirements that
would be unavoidable at a central bank. One of the masterminds of the 2012 petroleum
products smuggling scheme; according to some reports, he used his power and
connections in finance and banking community to help illegal outflow of cash
from Belarus through Belarus’ financial system, to the tune of US$ 15 billion
in 2012 alone, according to the Central Bank of Belarus, making him a key
figure in shady schemes to finance the Lukashenko regime and family.
Nikolai Ladutko, Chairman
of the Minsk City Executive Committee. Involved in rigging the 2010 presidential
election, the 2012 parliamentary election, an active participant in grey schemes
to allocate land for construction projects, including allocations to Chinese
developers. He has used his power on multiple occasions to order the use of forced
labor of high school and university students in agriculture and construction on
a mass scale. He quietly ordered or at least connived at Minsk City Police’s punitive
raids to suppress 2011 protests using unmarked cars and plain-clothes enforcers
to intimidate, humiliate and threaten peaceful protesters. One of the “fathers”
of the ban on assemblies of more than three people to suppress the protests.
Vladimir Peftiev, one of the “Family’s” bankrollers, subject to EU sanctions. He has been working together with the Lukashenko family since the 1990s, a known arms exporter suspected of arms deliveries in violation of international sanctions, as well as arm and equipment deliveries to terrorist groups, trading in restricted secret technologies and weapons systems with China, including Russian systems received by Belarus under the terms of military cooperation. A list of known assets comes as an attachment.
Viktor Shinkevich, Deputy Head of the Belarusian President’s Security Service. Just like his boss, he is suspected of organizing beatings and intimidation of democratic activists, including presidential candidates, BEFORE the 2010. He is also suspected of organizing and leading the “people in balaclavas” who tortured people detained after the 2010 election in “The American,” the notorious KGB prison in Minsk. He is suspected of connections with, training and financing neofascist and Nazi groups in Russia and elsewhere as well as in Belarus. Reports suggest that he has created a special system for training security personnel that puts personal loyalty to Alexander Lukashenko and his clan above everything else, including the law, making it the main and primary “virtue” of security officers, indoctrinating them in hatred for the opposition, disregard for any laws and regulations if they come into conflict with the Family’s best interests, and instilling the idea of any harsh treatment as acceptable against “enemies of the state,” i.e. all those who disagree with A.G. Lukashenko’s policies or even have doubts about them.
Yuri Chizh, one of the most
famous Belarusian tycoons and one of the Family’s bankrollers. A list of known assets comes as an attachment.
Anatoly Rubinov, responsible for ensuring seamless passing of any laws, including those in conflict with the Belarusian Constitution, international obligations and essential human rights at the Upper House of the Belarusian Parliament. He called for harsher punishment for criminals and law breakers (i.e. members of the opposition), up to capital punishment, citing public good as the motivation. Subject to EU, but not US sanctions. One of the sponsors of the ban on assemblies of more than three enacted to suppress protest activity and introducing charges for ORGANIZED INACTION! Known for his “poetry,” with the best known piece:
Oh, our people,
People great and fearsome!
Half a thousand breeds —
All come together in one!
One of ours is worth two of theirs —
If they fill up on borsch...
And ours’ spirit is a score times stronger...
Like cesspool stench.
Anatoly Tarnavsky, one of
the “Family’s” bankrollers. A list of known assets comes as an attachment.
Valentin Shaev, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, has personally signed warrants to search the offices of independent media, and arrest warrants for independent journalists. Shaev is subject to EU sanctions. He is currently in charge of an office established to ensure the loyalty of government officials and institute repressions against those whose loyalty is called into question.
Sergey Shpegun, Head of the President of Belarus’ Investigations and Analytics Center, is in charge of the youngest special service in Belarus. He is personally responsible for censoring the Internet in Belarus, blocking access to independent media websites for Belarusians, establishing control and monitoring of social networks, ranging as far as repressions against active users using online fora to criticize the regime and Lukashenko personally. He is suspected of organizing hundreds of hackings into independent websites and DDoS attacks against them, massive and totally unrestricted gathering of information on Belarusian citizens and émigrés living outside Belarus using a full spectrum of electronic spying equipment and techniques. There have been reports of the Investigations and Analytics Center organizing a system of total surveillance and dirt gathering on all judges and court officers, prosecutors, police officers, investigators, defense attorneys, government officials, other law enforcers and special service officers, Balarus Defense Ministry, Border Guards Service Committee, and other officers, under direct supervision of A.G. Lukashenko’s eldest son Viktor Lukashenko. The purpose of this surveillance is not a crackdown on crime and corruption, but rather ensuring all court, law enforcement, and military officers’ and public servants’ loyalty and submission based on fear. There are reports of Investigations and Analytics Center officials suspending or stopping criminal investigations into people from the above categories, including investigations into corruption, in exchange for control over and compliance of such recipients of “help” motivated by their fear of having the investigations reopened. On several occasions, these actions were directly ordered by Viktor Lukashenko.
Alexander Yakobson, chief auditor of the Lukashenko clan, a key figure who ensures tight control over private business, keeps it in line and loyal, and eliminates companies and business people disloyal to the Family.
Dmitry Lukashenko, Chairman of the Central Council of the Belarus-wide Presidential Sports Club, a government and public organization, used by businesses close to the Family to extract excessive profits in different sectors from retail to lotteries to construction and petroleum product exports, though special breaks and preferences (import and export tax holidays, free allocation of land for construction projects, including sites with infrastructure built with taxpayers’ money, oil refining quotas, quotas for exports of crude oil, gasoline and petroleum products, mineral fertilizers, metals, special favored terms of bank loans and similar) purportedly intended to help finance sports, physical training, etc. He is one of the kingpins in organizing operations of and managing the regime’s bankrollers. Subject to EU, but not to US sanctions.
Igor Shunevich, Interior Minister of Belarus. He made preventive detention, arrests of opposition activists on clearly frivolous trumped-up charges, arrests of ordinary citizens for unguarded critical statement about the regimes in store lines, arrests and beatings of citizens for a casual “unfriendly” glance at a police officer a daily police practice on his watch as Interior Minister. Shunevich is one of the key figures in the oppressive government machine which is making it possible to maintain the atmosphere of total fear in society.
Andrey Vtyurin, Head of one of the most secretive of special services in Belarus – the President’s Security Service, is suspected of organizing the beatings and threats against democratic activists, including presidential candidates BEFORE the 2010 election. He is also suspected of organizing and leading the “people in balaclavas” who tortured people detained after the 2010 election in “The American,” the notorious KGB prison in Minsk. He is suspected of connections with, training and financing neofascist and Nazi groups in Russia and elsewhere as well as in Belarus.
Andrey Kobyakov, Belarusian President’s Chief of Staff. Chief coordinator of money flows, chief mastermind of Decree No. 9 (the “slavery decree”) withholding the freedom to resign from employees of certain companies, and if an employee should fail to show up for work, the Decree provided for his or her forcible transportation to the workplace by the police, with the expense deducted from the wages. Involved in drafting and enforcing Lukashenko’s orders for extrajudicial asset nationalizations, including assets owned by international investors.
Mikhail Myasnikovich, Prime Minister of Belarus, is directly responsible for creating a system of economic enforcement and violence in Belarus based on a whole range of instruments from use of forced labor, bans on change of employer, ban on pursuing a certain profession, a perfected tight system of employment contracts to make sure that someone as much as suspected of disloyalty to the current regime or critical remarks about authorities could be put out of work and made destitute, as well as this person’s family members. He supports the institution of “Chief Ideology Officers” – deputy CEOs of companies of all ownership types and formats representing the current regime and responsible for ensuring tight control over employees, their moods and attitudes, identifying and neutralizing any potential grassroots leaders. In a particularly twisted detail, “Chief Ideology Officers” are on the payroll of the companies to which they are assigned. Mikhail Myasnikovich was one of the organizers of export tax-free smuggling of petroleum products outside the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, in 2012, which generated between US$ 1.7 billion and 2.5 billion in private cash for the clan and affiliated business organizations.
Nadezhda Kotkovets, Deputy Head
of Presidential Staff. She enjoys A.G. Lukashenko’s implicit trust. She used to work at the Gorodets
State Farm as senior planner while the future Belarusian ruler was chief
executive at the state farm. She is No. 2 in the business empire that the Belarusian
President’s Staff has become. She is in charge of ensuring financing, including
financing for programs to suppress opposition, the civic society, and
introducing pervasive, ubiquitous surveillance. The “Presidential” Staff is a completely
closed organization with an opaque budget and secret financial dealings, which
is responsible for financing the Lukashenko clan, among other things.
Nadezhda Yermakova, National Bank of Belarus Chair. She is the key person responsible for ensuring relative financial stability for the Lukashenko regime, raising loans, including some from the West, to finance manipulative propaganda, total surveillance, and persecution of political opponents of the regime.
Lidiya Ermoshina, Chair of the Belarus Central
Elections and Referenda Committee since 1996. She has established and ensures tight
control over a system of total falsification of voting results, complete opacity
of vote counting, pressure on election committee members at all levels, manipulating
the elections law, forcing the people to vote early and by absentee ballots – methods
traditionally used in Belarus for election rigging, as well as threats and
repressions against voters refusing to vote early and against independent
observers. She was directly in charge of changing the election law of Belarus,
making elections at all levels a highly formalized ritual.
Natalia Petkevich, subject to EU and US sanctions for direct role in rigging the 2006 election results. Suspected of active involvement in organizing violent suppression of the opposition in 2010-2012, a proponent of a tough crackdown, allegedly supporting physical elimination of opposition leaders. Some reliable sources suggest that the recent purges of the business community and the government of people of questionable loyalty to the Lukashenko regime is Natalia Petkevich’s personal project. She is strongly anti-Russian.
Viktor Sheiman — subject to US and EU sanctions, suspected of creating “death squads” which started out with extrajudicial executions of criminal masterminds, but later moved on to eliminating A.G. Lukashenko’s political opponents, more than 100 altogether. After the international community was alerted to disappearances of opposition leaders, disappearances ceased, but opposition figures started “dying suddenly” or “committing suicide” with alarming frequency. While the current regime remains in power in Belarus, investigating all these allegations is out of the question, because Sheiman himself (previously) and A.G. Lukashenko’s eldest son Viktor Lukashenko (currently) have complete control over police investigators, courts, prosecutors, special services and law enforcers, and forensics experts. Viktor Sheiman is currently in charge of Belarus President’s staff and personal ventures – a completely closed personal business empire of the Lukashenko clan.
Vladimir Makei, subject to EU sanctions as Belarus “President” A.G. Lukashenko’s Chief of Staff during the violent crackdown on peaceful protest marches on December 19, 2010, the “election” day, when more than 700 people were arrested, with some remaining in custody to this day. Appointed Foreign Minister of Belarus from August 2012.
Valery Vakulchik, Chairman of the Belarusian KGB since November 2012. The Belarusian KGB is a key element of the repression machine, handling politically-motivated investigations and arrests, putting pressure on the opposition, intimidation of the malcontents. The exact number of KGB officers is a state secret, but experts estimate that the organization employs up to 30,000 officers. When Vakulchik took this post, the KGB started “trumping up” criminal charges against members of the opposition, including charges of treason and collaboration with foreign spy organizations.
Viktor Lukashenko, President A.G. Lukashenko’s eldest son and his Assistant for National Security. Subject to EU and US sanctions, Alexander Lukashenko’s announcements suggest Victor can become his heir in the future, and currently controls and coordinates all law enforcers and secret services, prosecutor’s office, courts, police and police investigators, and Department of Corrections. He is suspected of organizing torture for political prisoners on a large scale. There have been reports of his established links to Islamists, possibly including Islamic terrorist organizations. Viktor Lukashenko presides over the outflows of the clan’s capitals to Islamic countries, and the Family’s financial assets in the Middle East.
Soldier President: as the Commander-in-Chief of the Belarusian armed forces, A.G. Lukashenko uses the military as a classic dictator, to suppress protests and stage sumptuous parades, and call up the potentially disloyal youngsters for “re-education.” For many years, he has been able to sell the story of excellent battle readiness of the Belarusian military, protecting Russia from the West, of their willingness to lie under NATO tanks, getting significant military aid from the ally in return. A.G. Lukashenko is also working on building a military family dynasty: his youngest, illegitimate, son is reviewing the troops on parades alongside his father, wearing uniform with a general’s shoulder boards.
“Scientist” President: A.G,. Lukashenko has made a sizable contribution to development of a whole range of sciences in Belarus. His most prominent scientific discoveries include: Skaryna of St. Petersburg (Francysk Skaryna was a Belarusian renaissance figure who lived about two centuries before St. Petersburg’s founding), telling the world about Vasil Bykov’s poetry (Vasil Bykov wrote only prose), weather control capabilities, and creating a special Belarusian economic model. After recognizing his own immense brain power, he has been recently disassembling the Belarusian Academy of Science, which he, apparently, intends to replace personally and single-handedly.
“Banker” President: The long-serving President has presided over significant “accomplishments” of Belarus in the field of high finance over his nearly two decades as the nation’s chief executive. Inflation has reached 237,595,925%, the foreign debt has increased from US$ 1,108.6 million in 1994 to US$ 34,466 million, while currency devaluations and banking pyramid schemes have truly become a new popular pastime in Belarus.
President / Great Agricultural Reformer and Administrator. His ability to order rain at will has been recognized by government officials in Belarus, giving A.G. Lukashenko an official status “above that of God.” The total amount of agricultural subsidies in Belarus during Lukashenko’s reign has been estimated at US$ 50 billion, which does not prevent it from losing more money, which is certainly a unique accomplishment of the “great and awesome ruler.” Extensive use of high school and university students, teachers and professors and civil servants has become so common that it no longer surprises the people of Belarus or causes protest rallies – another great achievement, one that goes far beyond agriculture. It takes a truly “great” ruler to change the culture, mindsets and traditions of a whole people.
Nikolay "Kolya" Lukashenko, son of Alexander Lukashenko and his heir apparent, the next dictator of Belarus.
Nikolay "Kolya" Lukashenko, son of Alexander Lukashenko and his heir apparent, the next dictator of Belarus.
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