Roman Golovchenko

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Roman Golovchenko
Раман Галоўчэнка
Roman Golovchenko (28-04-2021).jpg
Golovchenko in 2021
10th Prime Minister of Belarus
Assumed office
4 June 2020
PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
Preceded bySyarhey Rumas
Personal details
Born (1973-08-10) 10 August 1973 (age 48)[1]
Zhodzina, Minsk Region, Belarussian SSR, USSR
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
Academy of Public Administration (Belarus)

Roman Alexandrovich Golovchenko (Belarusian: Раман Аляксандравіч Галоўчэнка, romanizedRaman Aliaksandravič Haloŭčenka; [raman alʲaksandravʲit͡ʂ ɣaɫɔwt͡ʂɛnka], Russian: Роман Александрович Головченко; born 10 August 1973) is a Belarusian politician who has served as Prime Minister of Belarus since 4 June 2020.

Early life and professional activity[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] He lived in Zhodzina up until the age of 10, when he moved with his parents to Minsk, where he graduated from high school.[3] Golovchenko graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1996. He also graduated from the Academy of Public Administration in 2003.[4]


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

In 2009, he was named First Deputy Minister of State. In 2013, he was made Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.[5] In 2018, he was named Ambassador to 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.[6] Prior to his appointment, he served as the Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee. He resigned as prime minister on 17 August 2020, during the 2020 Belarusian protests.[7] However, the resignation doesn't come into power immediately, as he was still being described as "prime minister" one day later by the same media that has announced his resignation.[8] He was later (on 19 August) named the prime minister of the new government.[9]

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.[10][11]


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  2. ^ "Краснознаменное Торпедо. Дети войны". Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Женат второй раз, сын пишет стихи по-белорусски: что известно о семье нового премьер-министра Романа Головченко". Наша Ніва. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Biography of Roman Golovchenko: what is known about the new Prime Minister of Belarus". Retrieved 13 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Aleksandr Lukashenko makes new appointments | Official Internet Portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Belarus leader names new prime minister two months before election". 4 June 2020 – via
  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. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Биография Романа Головченко". РИА Новости (in Russian). 4 June 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.