Famous Belarusian - Belarusian Celebrities
The Republic of Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, has been under the dominance of several rulers over the past centuries with the result that its culture was often suppressed. But this could not dampen the spirit of modern day Belarusians in their determination to build a nation rich in the arts and culture. The nation has a diverse population comprising people of Belarusian ethnicity, Russians, Jews, Poles, and Vikings. The 20th century artist Marc Chagall who was associated with several major artistic styles, was referred to as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century" by art critic Robert Hughes.
Find out more about the greatest Belarusians, including Andrei Arlovski, Marc Chagall, Alexander Lukashenko, Olga Korbut and Svetlana Alexievich.
The Most Famous Belarusian
|Olga Korbut||May 16, 1955||Belarusian||Olga Korbut is a former Soviet gymnast who won six Olympic medals for her country and earned the title of ‘The Sparrow from Minsk’|
|Andrei Arlovski||February 4, 1979||Belarusian||Andrei Arlovski is a Belarusian mixed martial artist and actor|
|Svetlana Boginskaya||February 9, 1973||Belarusian||Svetlana Boginskaya is a former Soviet/Unified Team/Belarusian gymnast who was famously known as the ‘Goddess of Gymnastics’|
|Marc Chagall||July 6, 1887||Belarusian, French, Russian||Marc Chagall was a famous painter and designer|
|Yanka Kupala||July 7, 1882||Belarusian, Russian||Yanka Kupala was a Belarusian nationalist poet, who is famous for his poem ‘Ад сэрца’ (‘From the Heart’)|
|Alexander Lukashenko||August 30, 1954||Belarusian||Alexander Lukashenko is the current President of Belarus|
|Meyer Lansky||July 4, 1902||Polish, American||Meyer Lansky was one of America’s most powerful gangsters of the 19th century|
|Svetlana Alexievich||May 31, 1948||Belarusian||Svetlana Alexievich is an eminent Belarusian journalist and writer who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature|
|Maksim Bahdanovič||December 9, 1891||Belarusian||Belarus-born Maksim Bahdanovic was a renowned poet, journalist, and translator|
|Maryna Linchuk||September 4, 1987||Belarusian||Maryna Linchuk is a Belarusian fashion supermodel and is known for featuring on the cover of various top fashion magazines|