39 Notable alumni of
Belarusian State University

Belarusian State University is 849th in the world, 296th in Europe, and 1st in Belarus by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 39 notable alumni from Belarusian State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Svetlana Aleksievich

    Svetlana Aleksievich
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1972
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich is a Belarusian investigative journalist, essayist and oral historian who writes in Russian. She was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time". She is the first writer from Belarus to receive the award.

  2. Roman Protasevich

    Roman Protasevich
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitical prisonereditor-in-chiefbloggerpolitical activist
    Biography

    Roman Dmitriyevich Protasevich, or Raman Dzmitryyevich Pratasyevich (Belarusian: Раман Дзмітрыевіч Пратасевіч, romanized: Raman Dzmitryjevič Pratasievič), is a Belarusian blogger and political activist. He was the editor-in-chief of the Telegram channel Nexta and chief editor of the Telegram channel "Belarus of the Brain" (Russian: Беларусь головного мозга). Protasevich was arrested by Belarusian authorities after his flight, Ryanair Flight 4978, was diverted to Minsk on the orders of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko on 23 May 2021, because of a false bomb threat passed on by Belarusian air traffic control.

  3. Sunday Adelaja

    Sunday Adelaja
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1993
    Occupations
    entrepreneurauthorjournalist
    Biography

    Sunday Adelaja is the founder and senior pastor of the Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations, an evangelical-charismatic megachurch and a Christian denomination in Kyiv, Ukraine.

  4. Mamdouh Hamadeh

    Mamdouh Hamadeh
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorcaricaturistjournalist
    Biography

    Mamdouh Hamadeh is a Syrian journalist and cartoonist. Hamadeh was born in 1959 in the Golan Heights. His family lived in Sweida in southern Syria until he traveled to the Soviet Union to study at the Faculty of Journalism at Belarus State University in Minsk, where in 1994 he was awarded a PhD degree.

  5. Franak Viacorka

    Franak Viacorka
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    cultural activistpublic figurejournalist
    Biography

    Francišak Valancinavič Viačorka (Viacorka) (Belarusian: Франці́шак Валянці́навіч Вячо́рка, Russian: Франтишек Валентинович Вечёрко, Frantishek Valentinovich Vechyorko, born 26 March 1988) is a politician and journalist from Belarus, President of the Digital Communication Network and non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council.

  6. Veronika Tsepkalo

    Veronika Tsepkalo
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    1993-1998 graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    politicianmanager
    Biography

    Veranika Tsapkala or Veronika Tsepkalo (Russian: Вероника Цепкало) is a Belarusian political activist.

  7. Viktar Martsinovich

    Viktar Martsinovich
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Viktar Martinowich is a Belarusian writer, journalist, and art critic.

  8. Vinsent

    Vinsent
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    translatorsingeractor
    Biography

    Vinsent, real name – Dzmitry Uladzіmіravich Papko is a Belarusian singer, hip-hop artist, and actor.

  9. Maryna Arzamasava

    Maryna Arzamasava
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Maryna Aliaksandrauna Arzamasova is a Belarusian middle-distance runner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 800 metres. She won a bronze medal at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in the 800 metres. In August 2014, Arzamasova won 2014 European Athletics Championships in the 800 metres in a European leading time of 1:58.15. One year later she became world champion in the 800 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing.

  10. Viktor Kupreichik

    Viktor Kupreichik
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1949-2017 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Viktor Davidovich Kupreichik was a Belarusian chess grandmaster.

  11. Maxim Znak

    Maxim Znak
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    1999-2004 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    lawyerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    Maxim Znak is a Belarusian lawyer and politician, part of Viktar Babaryka's team, lawyer of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and a member of the presidium of the Coordination Council formed during the 2020–21 Belarusian protests in opposition to the rule of Alexander Lukashenko. Along with fellow opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, Znak actively participated in the demonstrations and protests against the Lukashenko government after Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya had left the country. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Belarusian authorities.

  12. Yuri Gurski

    Yuri Gurski
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 2008
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Yuri Gurski is an IT entrepreneur, founder of a number of startups subsequently acquired by Facebook, Mail.ru Group, Google and Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi. In 2016, GoalEurope called Gurski "the most successful IT entrepreneur in Eastern Europe. Yuri is a Co-founder & CEO at Palta.com (previously known as Haxus), a health & well-being technology company led by entrepreneurs on a mission to create a global positive impact.

  13. Siarhei Kalyakin

    Siarhei Kalyakin
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Sergey Ivanovich Kalyakin is a Belarusian opposition politician who is the current leader of the Belarusian Left Party "A Just World", until 2009 known as the Party of Communists of Belarus. He is the nephew of Mikalay Dzyemyantsyey, former chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.

  14. Dumitru Diacov

    Dumitru Diacov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1971-1974
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dumitru Diacov is a Moldovan politician, former President and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, deputy in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova in several consecutive terms since the year 2005 and formerly between 1994 and 2001. He was former chairman of the Democratic Party of Moldova (from 2000 to 2009). In 2009, he gives to Marian Lupu the function of party chairman.

  15. Pavel Yakubovich

    Pavel Yakubovich
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    contributing editorjournalistmilitary personneleditor-in-chief
    Biography

    Pavel Yakubovich is a Belarusian journalist and politician. As the chief editor of Sovetskaya Belorussiya – Belarus' Segodnya, the main official newspaper of Belarus, he has been accused of propaganda in favour of the authoritarian regime of president Alexander Lukashenko.

  16. Natalya Radina

    Natalya Radina
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 2001
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Natalya Radina is a Belarusian journalist and the editor-in-chief of the independent news site Charter 97, which publishes many articles critical of the rule of Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko.

  17. Yury Melnichek

    Yury Melnichek
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    programmer
    Biography

    Yury Melnichek a Belarusian tech-entrepreneur, venture investor and software engineer. Born in Minsk (Belarus), now living in Zurich (Switzerland). Founder of free a cartographic service Maps.me, AIMATTER company (mobile applications Fabby & Fabby Look, acquired by Google). In spring 2018, together with his business partner Andrei Avsievich, founded an investment company Bulba Ventures to invest in Belarusian and ready-to-relocate to Belarus startups. Apart from investment activities Yury provides consulting services in venture investment, mobile applications marketing and also consults IT-companies and startups working with machine learning, computer vision and data science.

  18. Ales' Dudar

    Ales' Dudar
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1904-1937 (aged 33)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1927-1928
    Occupations
    literary scholartranslatorwriterpoetauthor
    Biography

    Aleś Dudar was a pen name of Aliaksandr Dajlidovič (Belarusian: Аляксандр Дайлідовіч; 24 December 1904 – 29 October 1937), Belarusian poet, critic, translator and a victim of Stalin's purges.

  19. Siarhei Navumchyk

    Siarhei Navumchyk
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Siarhei Iosifavich Navumchyk is a Belarusian journalist and politician.

  20. Katsyaryna Barysevich

    Katsyaryna Barysevich
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Katsiaryna Barysevich is a Belarusian journalist. She is a staff correspondent for the independent news site Tut.By. She has worked for European Radio for Belarus and other media. She reported on the death of Raman Bandarenka in 2020. She was arrested on November 19, 2020, in Minsk.

  21. Adam Maĺdzis

    Adam Maĺdzis
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1932-2022 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1956
    Occupations
    translatorliterary scholarjournalistwriterliterary critic
    Biography

    Adam Maldzis was a Belarusian historian, literary critic, author and journalist. He was described as "a patriarch of Belarusian humanities", "an excellent connoisseur of literature" and "a living bridge between Belarus and the scholars of Belarusian studies around the world". He was “the author of unique studies of the Old Belarusian literature ”.

  22. Evgeny Perlin

    Evgeny Perlin
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 2012
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Evgeny Perlin is a Belarusian journalist and television presenter.

  23. Anatoli Gantvarg

    Anatoli Gantvarg
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    draughts player
    Biography

    Anatoli Abramovich Gantvarg is an international grandmaster in international draughts from Belarus. He won the Draughts World Championships in 1978, 1980, 1984 and 1985, as well as four Soviet Union championships (1969–1981). In 1984 and 1985 he was selected as Belarus Sportsperson of the Year.

  24. Aleh Lukashevich

    Aleh Lukashevich
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    film directorjournalist
    Biography

    Aleh Lukashevich is a Belarusian journalist, television presenter, director, photographer.

  25. Siarhei Skrabets

    Siarhei Skrabets
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Siarhei Skrabets is a Belarusian politician and the public figure. He was deputy of the House of Representatives of Belarus in the second election, floor leader of the opposition parliament group Republiс, chairman of the commission of penology of Belarusian Helsinki Committee, and a participant of the presidential election in 2001 and 2006.

  26. Vitali Silitski

    Vitali Silitski
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1972-2011 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    political scientistjournalist
    Biography

    Vitali Silitski was a Belarusian political scientist, analyst, the first director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies. He got his PhD in political science from the Rutgers University (New Jersey, U.S.). Vitali Silitski is the author of the concepts of preventive authoritarianism and authoritarian international; civil activist and blogger. He died at the age of 38 years from kidney cancer.

  27. Siarhiej Dubaviec

    Siarhiej Dubaviec
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 1984
    Occupations
    literary criticliterary scholarjournalist
    Biography

    Siarhiej Dubaviec is a Belarusian journalist and writer.

  28. Vladimir Kozlov

    Vladimir Kozlov
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    screenwriteractorfilm director
    Biography

    Vladimir Kozlov, born 7 June 1956, is a film director and screenwriter from Belarus.

  29. Wolha Samusik

    Wolha Samusik
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1985-2010 (aged 25)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Volha Samusik was a Belarusian rock singer and journalist.

  30. Elena Korosteleva

    Elena Korosteleva
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    political scientist
    Biography

    Elena Korosteleva is an academic researcher and principal investigator focusing on democratisation and the politics of Europe. She is an expert on the politics of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova; as well as academic expert on the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Eastern Partnership (EaP). She is fellow of the European Institute for International Law and International Relations. Korosteleva holds doctoral degrees from the University of Bath and the Belarusian State University Minsk and was previously British Academy postdoctoral research fellow at Glasgow University. Korosteleva is Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of International Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent and Director (Professional Studies) of the Global Europe Centre (GEC). Since October 2021 Korosteleva has been visiting professor at the Oxford Belarus Observatory at the Oxford University.

  31. Jazep Pušča

    Jazep Pušča
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1902-1964 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterpoet
    Biography

    Jazep Pušča, born Iosif Paulavich Plaščinski, Belarusian: Язэп Пушча / Язэп Паўлавіч Плашчынскі, was a Belarusian poet, writer, critic and translator.

  32. Vladimir Baryshevsky

    Vladimir Baryshevsky
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    theoretical physicistnuclear physicistphysicist
    Biography

    Vladimir Grigoryevich Baryshevsky is a Soviet and Belarusian physicist, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, Winner of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus.

  33. Ihar Serafimovich Tashlykov

    Ihar Serafimovich Tashlykov
    Years
    1946-2016 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Igor Serafimovich Tashlykov was a USSR and Belarusian physicist, who was awarded the Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences degree (1989). He held the title of Professor (1992) and was a member of the Belarusian Physical Society (1995). He carried out research at the Research Institute of Applied Physical Problems (APP) of the Belarusian State University (1972-1989 - Senior Researcher), the Belarusian State Technological University (1989-2003 - Professor), the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University (BSPU) (2003-2007 - Dean of the Faculty of Physics; 2007-2013 - Head of the Department of General Physics; 2013-2016 - Professor of Physics and Methods of Teaching Physics).

  34. Fändäs Safiullin

    Fändäs Safiullin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1936-2021 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politicianmember of the State Duma
    Biography

    Fandas Shakirovich Safiullin was a Russian politician. A member of the Fatherland – All Russia party, he served in the Third State Duma from 1999 to 2003. As an ethnic Tatar, Safiullin fought for the rights of his people; for example, the right to use the Latin alphabet instead of the Cyrillic one. The death of Safiullin was, according to poet Razil Valeev, "a great loss to the people and the nation". Safiullin died from COVID-19 in October 2021.

  35. Tatsiana Kukhta

    Tatsiana Kukhta
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Tatsiana Kukhta is a Belarusian rower. She competed in the women's double sculls event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  36. Viktor Sheinov

    Viktor Sheinov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    social psychologist
    Biography

    Victor Pavlovich Sheinov is Professor of Psychology and Pedagogical Proficiency at the Institute of Higher Education under the auspices of the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus). He is a member of the International Academy of Information Technologies and an author of more than 250 scientific works and over 40 books.

  37. Stefan Grigorievich Samko

    Stefan Grigorievich Samko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    scientistmathematician
    Biography

    Stefan Grigorievich Samko is a mathematician active in the field of functional analysis, function spaces and operator theory. He is a retired professor of Mathematics at Algarve University and Rostov State University.

  38. Oleg Manaev

    Oleg Manaev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Oleg Manaev is a well-known Belarusian sociologist and public person.

  39. Jahor Marcinovič

    Jahor Marcinovič
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in Belarusian State University
    Studied in 2011
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Jahor Aljaksandravič Marcinovič is a Belarusian journalist who is currently serving as chief editor of Nasha Niva since 2017. In July 2021 he was arrested for alleged debts of the newspaper to the electric company, estimated damage amounted to 10,000 Belarusian rubles ($3000). On March 15, 2022, he was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. Human rights activists in Belarus have recognized him as a political prisoner.