People

Chairman

Alan Flowers was introduced to Belarus, Belarusians in Britain and the Anglo-Belarusian Society by Vera Rich, in 1992, in connection with his academic interests in Chernobyl.  He led the academic cooperation between Kingston University London and what later became the International Sakharov Environmental University in Minsk between 1992-2004.  In 2002 this University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Radioecology. In 1998 he founded the Belarus country organisation of the pan-European youth NGO “European Youth Parliament (EYP)”, and facilitated its parliamentary debate educational activities from then until 2014, and retains an active interest in EYP  Since 1995 he has enabled a wide range of cultural visits to the UK by Belarus theatres, artists and musicians, mainly to several Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He is the executor of the will of Vera Rich.

 

Vice-Chairman

Vasil Evdokimov is a former lecturer in law at the Belarus State University in Minsk. He is also a former chairman of Association of Belarusians in Great Britain as well as a former chairman of  Anglo-Belarusian Society. Before starting his own legal practice Vasil worked for a major international law firm in London.

 

Council Members


Elena Edwards  – Secretary

Yaraslau Kryvoi – Treasurer

Ales Patrusau – Communication Secretary

Sasha Belavokaya – Visual art & media officer

Aliaksandr Kasiak – Logistic / Event Secretary

Taciana Kasciukovich – Co-opted Member / Scotland

Pavel Saucou – Co-opted Member


Ex officio

Mikalaj Pačkajeū – Chair of ZBVB

Fr Serge Stasievich – Francis Skaryna Library and Museum

James O’Connor – ad personam, consultant

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