Roman Alexandrovich Golovchenko[a] (born 10 August 1973) is a Belarusian politician who has served as Prime Minister of Belarus since 4 June 2020.

Roman Golovchenko
Роман Головченко
Раман Галоўчэнка
Golovchenko in 2021
10th Prime Minister of Belarus
Assumed office
4 June 2020
PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
Preceded bySyarhey Rumas
Belarusian Ambassador to the Gulf states
In office
22 April 2013 – 18 August 2018
PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
Deputy Director of the General Prosecution of Belarus
In office
PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
Personal details
Born (1973-08-10) 10 August 1973 (age 50)[1]
Zhodzina, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union (now Belarus)
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
Academy of Public Administration (Belarus)

Prior to his premiership, he was a diplomat and worked in the country's general prosecution.

Early life edit

He was born on 10 August 1973 in Zhodzina as an only child. His father Alexander Nikolaevich Golovchenko graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnic Institute and worked as an engineer in the design bureau of Minsk Tractor Works.[2] Roman Golovchenko lived in Zhodzina up until the age of 10, when he moved with his parents to Minsk, where he graduated from high school.[3] He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1996. He also graduated from the Academy of Public Administration in 2003.[4]

Career edit

Golovchenko with Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin in Minsk, 3 September 2020

In 2013, he was made Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and was then also responsible for representing the country in Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.[1]

He was appointed to his current position by President Alexander Lukashenko two months prior to the 2020 Belarusian presidential election.[5][6] Prior to his appointment, he served as the Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee. He offered his resignation amid a cabinet reshuffle on 17 August 2020, during the 2020 Belarusian protests.[7][8] However, he was retained as Prime Minister of the new government.[9]

In June 2022, Golovchenko was blacklisted by Canada.[10]

Awards edit

Personal life edit

He has a son from his first marriage and two daughters from his current marriage. His son Georgy Yatskovsky, is a student of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He is fluent in English, Arabic, German and Polish.[12][13]

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Notes edit

  1. ^ Belarusian: Раман Аляксандравіч Галоўчэнка, romanizedRaman Aliaksandravič Haloŭčenka; IPA: [ra'man alʲak'sandravʲit͡ʂ ɣa'ɫɔwt͡ʂɛnka]; Russian: Роман Александрович Головченко

Sources edit

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  4. ^ "Biography of Roman Golovchenko: what is known about the new Prime Minister of Belarus". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Belarus leader names new prime minister two months before election". 4 June 2020 – via
  6. ^ "Aleksandr Lukashenko makes new appointments | Official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Belarusian government resigns". 17 August 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Prime minister: All the enterprises are working, there are protesters at some of them". 18 August 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Lukashenko appoints new government". 19 August 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations". Cabinet of Canada. 24 June 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  11. ^ "Photo Report".
  12. ^ Александр ИГОРЕВ | Сайт «Комсомольской правды» (4 June 2020). "Биография Романа Головченко: что известно о новом премьер-министре Белоруссии". - Сайт «Комсомольской правды». Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Биография Романа Головченко". РИА Новости (in Russian). 4 June 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.