Andrei Sannikov (biography by IN-BY.NET)
Born in Minsk in 1954.
He is married and has two sons. Wife — a well-known Belarusian journalist Irina Khalip.
1971 Graduated from the 42 th Minsk school.
He graduated in 1977 from the translation department of the Minsk State Institute of Foreign Languages.
1989 graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR in Moscow.
In addition to his native Belarus, also fluent in Russian and two foreign languages (English and French).
1980-1981 Worked in the Society of Friendship with Foreign Countries.
1982-1987 Worked in New York in the UN Secretariat.
1992-1995 headed the Belarusian delegation at the talks on conventional and nuclear disarmament with the right to sign on behalf of the country.
1993-1995 worked as legal counsel representation Republic of Belarus in Switzerland.
1995-1996 worked as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
He holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
In November 1996, on the eve of the referendum unconstitutional, resigned in protest.
In November 1997, Andrei Sannikov initiated the "Charter` 97 ", has become the international coordinator of the civil initiative.
1998-2002 Rector of the National University of informal educational projects.
1998 Together with Gennady Karpenko has created a Coordinating Council of Democratic Forces of Belarus. As a professional diplomat who defended the interests of Belarus in the international arena, actively raised the issue of violation Human Rights in the country.
2008 Initiator of the civil campaign "European Belarus", which aims to Belarus' accession to The European Union.
Spring 2010 Sannikov, the TV channel "Belsat" announced his intention to run in the upcoming presidential election.
2005 Awarded to Kreisky in the field of Human Rights.