25 February 1995 ALYAKSANDR RYHAREVICH LUKASHENKA, Belarus’ first democratically elected president, was born in the Mahileu region of Belarus on 30 August 1954. He studied at the Mahileu Pedagogical Institute in Shklov and began a career teaching communist politics and ideology. Following graduation in 1975, he served for two years as a border guard in […]

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