Interesting facts about Lukashenka

President of the Republic of Belarus since 1994 (17 years at the trough) to the present, President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (since 1997), Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus.

People call Alexander Grigorievich "dad".

Alexander Grigorievich has been married to his legal wife since 1974, but for the last 20 years they have been living separately. The president has two sons from her: Victor and Dmitry.

The youngest son Nikolai was born on August 31, 2004 out of wedlock. According to the main version in the media, Nikolai's mother is Irina Abelskaya, the former head physician of the hospital of the Presidential Administration, former personal physician of Alexander Lukashenko. The whereabouts of Kolya's mother are currently unknown.

Ice hockey is one of Lukashenka's main hobbies. He regularly trains at the Sports Palace, which is why the Belarusian special services restrict the movement of people within a radius of up to 1 kilometer, and also prohibit residents of nearby houses from opening vents and windows, going out onto the balconies and loggias of their own apartments.

Most often, the team for which Lukashenka stands wins, only a few cases of defeats of the teams in which Lukashenka was part are known. After one of these defeats, a coach was fired, whose hockey team defeated Lukashenka's club.

On October 17, 2004, Lukashenko held a referendum on amendments to the constitution that would remove the limit on the number of presidential terms. 77, 3% of voters supported these changes.

Political opponents of the incumbent president constantly go abroad, disappear or go to jail. Lukashenka is called the last dictator in Europe.

In 2006, the European Union, and then the United States, banned him from entering their territories. In April 2011, the EU Council extended until October 31, 2011 the ban on the entry into the EU of President Lukashenko and about 100 other government officials.

Before the 2010 elections, the Russian media launched an information war against the Belarusian president, having released 4 documentaries "The Godfather"; in revenge, Lukashenka won 78 percent of the vote.

Quotes by A.G. Lukashenka:

I took up the eggs, the milk was gone;

Belarus stood on the edge of an abyss, and I helped her to take a step forward;

Belarusians will live in poverty, but not for long;

My father, too, died during the Second World War. (note: Lukashenko was born on August 30, 1954);

I worked in the village and lived with the peasants;

Well, I love children madly;

Despite the above, many people from the common people love "dad". Moreover, not only Belarusians, but also Russians say "We would have such a president."