Alexander Lukashenko turns 68

Alexander Lukashenko turns 68

Today the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko turns 68 years old. He was born on August 30, 1954 in the village of Kopys, Orsha district, Vitebsk region, Byelorussian SSR.

The President of Belarus is a graduate of the Mogilev State Pedagogical Institute, from which he graduated in 1975 as a “teacher of history and social science”. In 1985, Lukashenko graduated in absentia from the Faculty of Economics of the Belarusian Agricultural Academy.

Lukashenka began his political career in March 1990 and was elected a People's Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian SSR in the Shklov constituency.

Since July 20, 1994, he has been the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Belarus, and since then he has been re-elected to the presidency 5 times - in the elections in 2001, 2006, 2010, 2015 and 2020.

Let us remind that Turkmen students make up more than 20% of the total number of foreign students in higher educational institutions of Belarus. At the end of the 2021/22 academic year, the number of students from Turkmenistan in Belarus amounted to more than 6,6 thousand people.

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