Myechyslaw Hryb

Myechyslaw Ivanavich Hryb[a] (born on 25 September 1938) was the eleventh Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus from 28 January 1994 to 10 January 1996. In his capacity as the head of state, Hryb adopted the first Constitution of Belarus.[1] He succeeded Stanislav Shushkevich and was head of state from 28 January to 20 July 1994 until Alexander Lukashenko replaced him in the new office called President of Belarus, which became the new head of state office. He continued as a parliamentary speaker. Hryb is now a politician in the opposition and a member of the Social-Democratic Party.[2]

Myechyslaw Hryb
Мечыслаў Грыб (Belarusian)
Мечислав Гриб (Russian)
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Chairman of the Supreme Council Of Belarus
In office
28 January 1994 – 10 January 1996
Prime MinisterVyacheslav Kebich
Mikhail Chigir
Preceded byVyacheslav Nikolayevich Kuznetsov (acting)
Stanislav Shushkevich
Succeeded byAlexander Lukashenko (as head of state)
Anatoly Malofeyev (as Speaker of Parliament)
Personal details
Myechyslaw Ivanavich Hryb

(1938-09-25) 25 September 1938 (age 83)
Sawicze, Second Polish Republic
Political partyBelarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly)

In October 2020, Hryb was appointed by opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to a Public Constitutional Commission as its Chairman, tasked with proposing democratic reforms to the Constitution of Belarus. This opposition panel is not recognized by the government of Alexander Lukashenko.[3][4]


  1. ^ Belarusian: Мечыслаў Іванавіч Грыб, [mʲɛt͡ʂɨsɫaw jivanavʲit͡ʂ ɣrɨb], Russian: Мечислав Иванович Гриб, [mʲɪtɕɪˈsɫaf jɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ ˈgrʲip]


  1. ^ "Мечислав Гриб: в Беларуси не исключен украинский сценарий". БДГ Деловая газета (in Russian). 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "Myechyslaw Hryb". Slounik. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Leader of Belarus
Succeeded by