The Official "Presidential" * Administration Web site(There is currently no democratically elected president of Belarus, as the term of the last president thus elected ended in July, 1999, and no election was held a the end of that term. All (so called) referendums and elections subsequent to the 1994 presidential election, including the 2005 "presidential" election have unequivocally not been internationally recognized; in fact, these pretenses at democracy have been universally condemned and Belarus (and thus its people, economy, etc.) are further isolated as a result. Belarus is under authoritarian rule. The Official "Presidential" Administration Web site was new, as of late April, 1998; in Russian (and in English); "odd" that it's not in Belarusian); Update: in mid-2007, the Presidential (sic) Web site added Belarusian as one of its languages. The people of Belarus can now read that Web site in their native language. . . .
I seriously doubt if those in office or working as bureaucrats within the regime of Mr. Lukashenka consider themselves to be part of a legitimate government. They appear to assuming that the longer they control Belarus, the more "legitimate" (sic) they will become.
Although this is an unofficial Web site, the content reads like a governmental regime press release, and thus I do not consider it a reliable resource, although it does summarize dates when events took place -- even though the terms describing the events are not accurate nor objectively stated.
Note: Under the 1994 Belarusian Constitution, Aleksandr Lukashenko's term of office expired on July 20, 1999, and so there is currently no democratically elected president.
[The following list is not up-to-date. I attempted, through 2000, to keep this list current, but have lost access to appropriate information sources. Refer to official Web sites for current info -- if you can find it.]
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Apparat Prezidenta Respubliki Belarus
Prezidentu Respubliki Belarus LUKASHENKO A.H
Telegrams: Prezidentu Lukashenko, Mensk, Belarus
Faxes: + 375 (17) 223-58-25
Tel: + 375 (17) 222-39-07
The Official Presidential Administration Web sitenew, as of late April, 1998; in Russian (and in English); "odd" that it's not in Belarusian; Update: in mid-2007, the Presidential (sic) Web site added Belarusian as one of its languages. The people of Belarus can now read that Web site in their native language. . . .
National Bank Board Chairperson: Piotr Prokopovich
appointed: March 20, 1998
First Deputy Chairperson: Natalya Alekseyeva
Deputy Chairperson: Nikolai Luzgin
A telephone hotline was established at the National Bank of Belarus (NBB) on July 17, 1998. Anyone can call at 229-20-75 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Note: In February, 2000, the hours were extended to 24-hours per day.)
According to the NBB Information Directorate, the hotline is expected to ensure better contacts with the population on the activities of the banking system, including currency exchange transactions, and help the NBB more efficiently reveal irregularities in the activities of currency exchange
offices, banks and other institutions.
On March 20, 1998, President Lukashenko issued Edict No. 149 dismissing Gennady Aleinikov, among others (in reaction to the ruble crisis of early March). The following deputy chairpersons were also removed: Nikolai Kuzmich, Pavel Kallaur and Vladimir Sidorov. Mr. Aleinikov had been appointed on January 16, 1997.
Mr. Aleinikov's predecessor, Tamara Vinnikova, is currently awaiting trail and was recently released from prison due to health reasons. Some consider her situation a human rights issue.
Assistant to the Head of the Belarusian National Bank: Gennady Brusnikov
Member of the National Bank Board: Natalya Alekseyeva
Responsible for supervision over commercial banks and the Legal Department and the Department for Research and Analytical Work of the
Deputy Chief of the NBB's Monetary Research and Statistics Directorate: Pyotr Lyutko
Chairperson of the Board of the Belarusian Development
Bank: Aleksandr Rutkovsky
Chairperson of the State Committee on Archives and Record Keeping: Aleksandr Mikhalchenko
National Historical Archive (NIAB)
A resource for genealogical research.
Director: A. K. Golubovich
220002 Mensk, Kropotkin Street, 55
TEL: 375 (17) 268-65-23
FAX: 375 (17) 268-65-20 (ask to turn on fax machine before sending fax!)
This organization of the "revised" constitution is recognized by only a couple of other nations and by almost no international organizations, due to the illegality of the referendum of November 24, 1996, and all "elections" since May, 1995. Most of the participants were appointed by Mr. Lukashenka, and thus, there are certainly no checks and balances in the current Belarusian government. The 13th Supreme Soviet is still recognized internationally as the democratically elected parliament of Belarus--even if they were deposed by Mr. Lukashenka and his cronies.
"Ivan Pashkevich, a member of the Chamber of Representatives, told an international conference in Minsk on 8 February  that every one in two bills passed by the chamber contravenes the constitution, BelaPAN reported. Pashkevich noted that making laws is almost the sole privilege of the Presidential Bill Drafting Center that, according to Pashkevich, produces draft laws on a 'mass scale.' He divulged that lawmakers are not familiar with or do not understand some 95 percent of the bills passed by the chamber, because they do not have the time to read them. 'Even if [the legislature] postpones some bills, they are returned [to the chamber] with manic persistence and passed on the third or fourth try,' Pashkevich added."
Source: RFE/RL Newsline, Compiled by Jan Maksymiuk; February 11, 2002 [ emphasis, ABM Web site ]
Speaker of the Upper House: Pavel Shipuk
Also referred to as the speaker of the Council of the Republic
Speaker of the Lower House: Anatoly Malofeyev
Procurator General: Oleg Bozhelko
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Ul. Internatsionalnaya, 22
Prokuratura Respubliki Belarus
I.o Generalnogo prokurora
Note: Most of the judges were appointed by Mr. Lukashenka, and thus, there are certainly no checks and balances in the current Belarusian government. The processes in almost all of the courtrooms and their judgments certainly warrant no respect, and are often used to punish those who disagree with Mr. Lukashenka, or are perceived to be real or potential rivals.
Note: Refer to Project "Shame" on the Web, for one point of view concerning Mr. Lukashenka's judiciary (in English and Belarusian).
Under the 1996 constitution (which is not recognized internationally), Supreme Court judges are nominated by the president, confirmed by the National Assembly upper house (which the president appoints) and can be dismissed by the president alone.
Please read news reports of court proceedings and judgments to see what a sham (and a total insult to Belarusians everywhere) is generally taking place within the Belarusian court system. Refer to the language and human rights sections of this Web site for some representative news articles in this regard.
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Ul. Lenina, 28
Verkhovny Sud Respubliki Belarus
Predsedatelyu Sukalo V.
First Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court: Pyotr Miklashevich (appointed: September 17, 1999)
Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court: Valery Vyshkevich (appointed: April 3, 2000)
Supreme Court Judge: Vladimir Kartuzov (appointed: April 3, 2000; does not have advanced legal education, an unprecedented instance in the history of the Belarusian Supreme Court)
Supreme Court Judge: Raisa Kozorezova (appointed: April 3, 2000; does not have advanced legal education, an unprecedented instance in the history of the Belarusian Supreme Court)
Mensk City Court: Nikolai Samoseiko
Mensk City Court, Leninsky District: Yelena Tereshkova
Mensk City Court, Leninsky District: Vera Tupik
Mensk City Court, Moskovsky District: Zhanna Levitskaya
Mensk City Court, Moskovsky District: Aleksandr Valkovich
Mensk City Court, Sovetsky (Tsentralny ? ) District: Larisa Melgui
Mensk City Court, Sovetsky District: Inna Sheiko
Mensk City Court, Sovetsky District: Aleksei Tomanov
Mensk City Court, Tsentralny District: Anatoly Borisenok
Mensk City Court, Tsentralny District: Aleksandr Bragin
Mensk City Court, Tsentralny District: Pavel Korshunovich
Mensk City Court, Tsentralny District: Valery Yesman
Mensk City Court, Tsentralny District: Tamara Zlobich
Tsentralny District of Gomel: Vasily Begun
Hrodna Regional Court: Aleksei Grinkevich
Oshmyany District of Hrodna Region Court: Valentin Kazakevich
Orsha Town Court: Zoya Solovyova
Chairperson of the Constitutional Court: Grigory Vasilevich
Judge of the Constitutional Court: Valentin Shuklin appointed, May 29th; sworn in, June 22nd, 1998
There are six judges comprising the Constitutional Court, according to the not-internationally recognized constitution of Belarus.
Chairperson of the Supreme Economic Court: Vladimir Boiko
Chairperson of the Belarusian National Television and Radio Company: Grigory Kisel
President of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Vladimir Lesun
Chairperson of the Belarusian National Olympic
Committee (NOC): Aleksandr Lukashenko
Some cynics say that the President of Belarus appointed himself to this position so that he would, finally, be invited to other countries. In addition, there has been criticism that this violates the revised Belarus constitution, Article 86 (this "revision" was implemented in the president's controversial referendum of November, 1996, but it is not generally recognized by world governmental organizations).
Summer Olympics, 2004, Athens, Greece: In a decision coordinated with all members of the EU, Greek authorities banned Belarusian Sports Minister Yuri Sivakou (Sivakov) from entering Greece because of his alleged involvement in the disappearances of opposition politicians and a journalist in Belarus in 1999-2000 (see "RFE/RL Belarus and Ukraine Report," 10 August 2004, Volume 6, Number 28)