A "harem" of mistresses and an "inconvenient" son: what Belarusian dictator Lukashenko is hiding and why he tried to get rid of his child
The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is an ardent pseudo-defender of traditional family values, but in reality he changes mistresses like gloves and, according to some opposition journalists, has even disowned one of his heirs because of his congenital developmental problems. At the same time, the moustached dictator has a legal wife, but he has not lived with her for a long time. Alexander Grigorievich is not going to divorce, and he is sincerely surprised when someone asks why. "I don't see the point," he replies.
In total, Lukashenko has three children. The most famous of them is the youngest, Kolenka. But the two eldest, Viktor and Dmitry, were born to the Belarusian leader by his legal wife, Galina Rodionovna Lukashenko (née Zhelnerovich). OBOZREVATEL will tell you about her and other "favourites" of the dictator, as well as share a secret about his probable fourth child.
Galina Rodionovna lives in a private house in the Belarusian village of Ryzhkovichi. She works as a chief specialist in sanatorium and resort rehabilitation and treatment at the district executive committee of the town of Shklov. She is Lukashenko's high school sweetheart. She is the daughter of the head teacher, who entered the same university and the same history department as her boyfriend after high school. The couple had a rather stormy romance, but by the time of the first inauguration as president of Belarus, their relationship had cooled down.
The last time the couple were seen together was in 1994 during a visit to Israel. That was the year Lukashenko was first elected president. That is, for almost 30 years, the spouses, if they can be called such, have been living apart and not communicating, but at the same time, the odious self-proclaimed president is not going to end the marriage. Apparently, for him, this is "preserving family values".
As we noted above, Zhelnerovich gave birth to Lukashenko's two older sons, but the mother of his favourite Kolenka is still officially unknown. However, the media has long since agreed that it is Irina Abelskaya, a native of Brest. At the time of Kolya's birth, she was 29 years old, and the dictator was 50. After the first election, Abelskaya served as the president's personal physician.
Soon she began to regularly accompany the potato fuhrer to all public events and official meetings. In 2001, Irina was nominated for the position of chief doctor at the hospital of the Presidential Administration, and her mother, Lyudmila Postolko, was appointed Minister of Health. Later, Lukashenko even awarded the alleged mother of his third son the Order of Honour.
Although the information that Abelskaya is the mother of Kolya Lukashenko remains unconfirmed, and the woman herself keeps away from her alleged son, she seems to be happy with everything. A successful career, invitations to medical forums as an honoured guest and many other privileges are guaranteed to Irina while Alexander Grigorievich is still the president, albeit illegally.
Kolya was lucky enough to become the dictator's favourite. He first appeared in public with his father at the age of three, at the same time that his existence became known. Lukashenko himself said at the time: "It's not a secret. What is there to hide? It's from the Lord God! How can you say about mothers or children that it's someone else's, it's not mine? This is a crime before God. I visited Vladimir Vladimirovich with my son, and Putin told me: "Oh, Alexander Grigorievich, this is a gift from God!"
The dictator never had any more children. At least, nothing is known about it. However, the self-proclaimed president's "harem" is only just beginning. In 2007, the singer Irina Dorofeeva was constantly spotted with Lukashenko. After meeting the president, the singer's career, as expected, took off. Moreover, Dorofeeva became an idol for Belarusians unwittingly: she was literally pushed everywhere she was needed and not needed. The artist's face was printed on bags, baseball caps, notebooks and huge banners.
Dorofeeva herself accompanies the president at all public events, lives in the presidential residence during the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, and gives Lukashenko a song for his birthday: "My angel is incomparable, unearthly and unreal". In response, the dictator congratulates the singer on her birthday from the TV screen.
However, Lukashenko soon switched to a younger representative of the domestic show business, 18-year-old singer and actress Marta Golubeva. She danced with the president on the country's Independence Day in 2008. And at Miss Belarus 2016. Marta sat on the right hand of the head of state. However, at the same pageant, the disgraced leader's other passion, Belteleradiocompany presenter Polina Shuba, sat on his left hand. She had previously appeared with Lukashenko at the World Ice Hockey Championship in Minsk. And at the first Viennese Ball in Belarus, Alexander Grigorievich danced a waltz with her.
Polina Shuba, by the way, also took off after meeting Lukashenko. She is both a model and a TV presenter on the leading channels, who, among other things, is awarded the Televershina prize for the best presenter of a daily news programme.
Polina was followed by a 21-year-old student from Vitebsk, Kristina Nevero. She won the Queen Spring 2016 beauty contest in Vitebsk, organised by the BRSM, the Ministry of Education and the National School of Beauty. Alina Roskach is another girl who has been seen with Lukashenko more than once. Here, too, the dictator did not break with tradition - he spotted the young beauty at a beauty contest.
"I never sit with a soapy face among officials at any event. On one side is my son, on the other is a girl. My protocol service employs very beautiful girls who often ask to sit next to me," Putin's henchman and main fan once revealed.
By the way, Lukashenko had a favourite among his employees - Daria Shmanay. The Belarusian president himself said that she was "above the roof". She accompanied the Fuhrer to official receptions, sports and cultural events.
Maria Vasilevich, Lukashenko's latest favourite, is the one who is attracting the most interest in the media. She appeared in the media after the self-proclaimed president attended the Miss Belarus 2018 pageant (don't be surprised). Since then, the 21-year-old beauty has been constantly appearing in public with Alexander Grigorievich, who is old enough to be her grandfather, and he keeps repeating to her: "Mashenka, baby".
The president's attention to the girl reached its peak when he personally prepared her for the Miss World 2019. Lukashenko also taught his young lady how to chop wood and danced a waltz with her at the New Year's Eve ball. Moreover Vasilevich was awarded the Spiritual Revival Prize "for her significant contribution to the development of international cultural cooperation and active charitable work".
And while some people continue to doubt that "Mashenka" is reaching the top thanks to Lukashenko, she unexpectedly becomes a member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus (the lower house of the republican parliament) of the new convocation.
There is also a list of less popular girls with whom the lover of young beauties was seen at one time or another. However, let's remember the dictator's children, or rather one particular child whom Lukashenko allegedly abandoned. The relevant investigation was conducted and published by Belarusian opposition journalists of the Nexta resource.
They found out that Lukashenko has a mentally disabled son, who was hidden from the public in an orphanage and is still being hidden. The boy was allegedly born in 2002 by the same Irina Abelskaya, Kolenka's alleged mother. The child was born with developmental disabilities - mental retardation, autism and underdeveloped ear canals (deaf and dumb). The "father" panicked that his "inconvenient" son would harm his political career, so he decided to get rid of him. The boy was registered under his mother's maiden name, Matvey Postoyalka, and sent to an orphanage "away from prying eyes".
Now Matvey is allegedly being hidden in the psychoneurological boarding house for the elderly and disabled No. 2 in Minsk. Rumour has it that Lukashenko, having learnt about Abelskaya's pregnancy, beat her to the point of unconsciousness.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that the Russian president does not recognise his own children, and the Kremlin denies any information about the dictator's heirs. Thus, in addition to two daughters from his first marriage and one illegitimate daughter, Putin, according to foreign and Russian journalists, has sons from gymnast Alina Kabayeva, who is called his mistress. Read more about them in our article.