Stanislav Shushkevich

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Stanislav Shushkevich
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Shushkevich in 2009
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus
In office
August 25, 1991 – January 26, 1994
Acting to September 18, 1991
Prime MinisterViachaslau Kebich
Preceded byMikalay Dzyemyantsyey (as Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian SSR)
Succeeded byVyacheslav Nikolayevich Kuznetsov (acting)
Personal details
Born(1934-12-15)December 15, 1934
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
DiedMay 3, 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 87)
Minsk, Belarus
Cause of deathProblems caused by COVID-19
Political partyBelarusian Social Democratic Assembly
Alma materBelarusian State University
AwardsRibbon-BNR 100 Jubilee Medal.png Belarusian Democratic Republic 100th Jubilee Medal (2018)

Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich (Belarusian: Станісла́ў Станісла́вавіч Шушке́віч, Łacinka: Stanisłaŭ Stanisłavavič Šuškievič; Russian: Станисла́в Станисла́вович Шушке́вич; December 15, 1934 – May 3, 2022) is a Belarusian politician.

From August 25, 1991 to January 26, 1994, he was the first head of state of independent Belarus after it seceded from the Soviet Union, he was Chairman of the Supreme Soviet.[1]

Shushkevich died in Minsk, Belarus on 3 May 2022, at the age of 87 from problems caused by COVID-19.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Шарый, Андрей (March 11, 2002). "Stanislav Shushkevich". Radio Liberty (in Russian).
  2. Ex-Belarus leader Stanislav Shushkevich, who helped dissolve USSR, dies at 87