Alexander Gerasimenko

Alexander Gerasimenko (Belarusian: Алякса́ндр Герасіме́нка; 15 January 1946 – 2 August 2017) was a Belarusian politician and diplomat. He served as the Mayor of Minsk, the nation's capital, from 1991 until 1995.[1] (The office of mayor is also known as the Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee). Gerasimenko was later appointed chairman of the Council of the Elders.[1] Additionally, Gerasimenko served as the Ambassador of Belarus to Bulgaria and Greece (1995–2000), as well as Latvia.[2]

Alexander Gerasimenko in 2013

On 4 September 1994 Gerasimenko held a joint opening ceremony for the Minsk International Educational Centre (IBB Minsk) together with Herbert Schnoor, the State-Minister of Northern Rhine-Westphalia.[3]

Gerasimenko joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995 after completed his term as Mayor of Minsk.[citation needed] He served as the concurrent Ambassador of Belarus to both Bulgaria and Greece from 1995 to 2006.[citation needed] He also served as the Deputy Foreign Minister.[citation needed] He was later appointed Ambassador to Latvia, a post he held until 2013.[citation needed]

Gerasimenko was born on 15 January 1946.[citation needed] He died on 2 August 2017, at the age of 71.[1] His funeral was held at the House of Writers in Minsk on 3 August.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Minsk mayor Alexander Gerasimenko dies aged 71". 2017-08-02. Archived from the original on 2017-08-22. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  2. ^ "Belarusian diplomat Alexander Gerasimenko passes away". Belteleradiocompany. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  3. ^ "The history of the Minsk International Educational Centre (IBB Minsk)". IBB Minsk. Retrieved 2017-08-21.

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