Milinkievič Aliaksandr Uladzimiravič

Position

Former Chairman of the Movement for Freedom

Alternative spelling

Milinkevich Aliaksandr Uladzimiravich, Milinkevich Aleksandr Vladimirovich

Organization

Movement for Freedom

Career

Began his career as a physics teacher in a secondary school. From 1972 to 1976 worked at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, from 1976 to 2000 at the Hrodna State University. Also from 1980 to 1984 he worked at the University of Setif (Algeria).

Held senior positions at the Hrodna regional television station. From 1990 to 1996 he was a deputy head of the Hrodna City Executive Committee. In 1996 he resigned from his post as a sign of protest against a national referendum.

In 1996-2003 led the public association Ratusha, headed the election headquarters of Siamion Domash during the presidential election of 2001. In 2003-2005 headed the Hrodna branch of the “Association of the Belarusian schools” and was a presidential candidate in 2006.

In the same year was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

In 2007-2016 he was the chairman of the Movement “For Freedom”.

Position held since

2007

Year of birth

1947

Region of birth

Hrodna Region
Belarus

Education

Hrodna State University named after Janka Kupala

Relatives

Ina Kulei (wife)

Sector

Politics

Region

Minsk

Links

Мілінкевіч Аляксандр Уладзіміравіч

Tags

Presidential candidate
Politics
Civil society
Opposition