Society was born in 1954.
1975 graduated from the history department of the Mogilev Pedagogical Institute, after which he was drafted into the army (frontier troops KGB).
After serving for a time worked as secretary of the Communist Youth League released gorpischetorga Shklovsky, and in 1978 he joined the executive secretary of the district organization of society "Knowledge".
From 1980-1982. He served in the Soviet Army.
1982-1985 years. Deputy director of the plant materials in Shklou (the correspondence studies at the Belarusian Agricultural Academy in Gorki and get a degree in economics in 1985).
From 1985-1987. The Secretary of the Party Committee of the Lenin collective farm, in 1987, he became director of the farm "Gorodets" Shklovsky district.
Elected in 1990 The Supreme Council Belarus of the 12th convocation.
April 1993 — July 1994 Chairman of the Interim Committee Supreme Council to study the activities of commercial structures set up under the public administration (so-called "Anti-Corruption Commission").
July 10, 1994 Elected President of Belarus.
Since 1997 — President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.