Stanislav Shushkevich

Belarusian politician and scientist

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

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 (age 86)
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyBelarusian Social Democratic Assembly
Alma materBelarusian State University
AwardsRibbon-BNR 100 Jubilee Medal.png Belarusian Democratic Republic 100th Jubilee Medal (2018)

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]


  1. Шарый, Андрей (March 11, 2002). "Stanislav Shushkevich". Radio Liberty (in Russian). CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)