Sergei Wozniak. Portrait against a lattice

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Since childhood, Sergei wanted to be an officer. Ahaynasts, poise, discipline, responsibility, devotion to duty and oath — these external and internal attributes of the officers' lives organically inherent in him.

After graduating from high school, Sergey entered the tank department of the Sverdlovsk Military Political School, from which he graduated with honors in 1984. Officer's service began in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.

Had a distinguished military career. Company was political officer, the secretary of the Komsomol committee missile battalion, assistant chief of the political department of a separate tank regiment. In 26 years, became an officer of the political department of the 2nd Guards Tank Army.

In 1989 he was transferred to serve in Bobruisk, in the political department of the 5th Guards Tank Army. From this period of his life is connected with Belarus. At the end of 1990, at age 28, has been appointed senior instructor of the Komsomol work Palitupravlennya Belarusian Military District. Moved to Minsk.

In 1991, after the banning of the party and the Communist Youth League, held that fidelity to his political beliefs is synonymous with being faithful to his military oath and the officer's duty. Still remaining in the military, in a captain's uniform, led the organizing committee for the revival of the Belarusian Communist Youth League. In 1992-1997 he was First Secretary of the Central Committee of Komsomol.

At the same time started to learn a new profession — journalism. He worked as a correspondent for the Defense Ministry of Belarus, "the glory of the motherland." Within six months, with no journalism education, has been appointed editor of the department and a member of the editorial board of this newspaper. He received military rank of "Major".

Andrey Dmitriev, Svetlana Naumova, Sergei Wozniak

Then again, it's time uneasy moral choice. In 1993 came into force a law banning military membership in political parties. And Sergey while already active not only in the Komsomol, but also in the Party of Communists of Belarus (now the Belarusian Party of the Left "Fair World"). I had to choose between the officer's shoulder boards and party ticket. And the decision was one that always inherent Wozniak — he retired from the army, was promoted two years before the reduced pension, but not to leave the party.

Such a man he is.

Now Sergei Wozniak known in Belarus as the editor of the newspaper "Comrade", a member of the board of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, activists of the democratic movement. In the 2006 election, he led the press service of the single candidate from the opposition Milinkevich. In 2010, he became one of the initiators and leaders of the civil campaign "Tell the Truth" and a trustee of the presidential candidate Vladimir Neklyaeva.

Upon emerging from prison on May 21

It has lovely children. Daughter Julia in This year, graduated from the university in the city of Rijeka (Croatia). She — the future specialist in Balkan linguistics, now combines his studies with work as part of the research team to create the first in the history of the Belarusian-Croatian and Croatian-Belarusian dictionary. Son Alex sophomore at BSU, he is a future designer.

Sergey has two passions — books and football. He himself says that the Communists made it a novel of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." And every Sunday, rain or shine, it can be seen with the company long-term friends on the football pitch. It's fascinating to watch, when 49-year-old Wozniak is worn with a ball on the field, on a par with 25-30-year-old boys.

Sergey was arrested on the morning of December 20, 2010. Spent 41 days in the KGB detention center on charges of organizing mass riots. Now on trial for "soft" 342 th of the Criminal Code, together with Vladimir Nyaklyaeu and other colleagues in the democratic movement.

We know that at the trial he would stay as held for life — on-officer.

Alexey Eliseev, Deputy Chairman of the Party "Fair World"

 


 

 

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