World Statesmen.org HOME > return to Belarus >>




 





 
 

Belarus Administrative Divisions

Oblasti  Brest - Homel (Gomel) - Hrodno (Grodno) - Minsk - Mogilëv - Polotsk - Vitebsk - Special Municipality Minsk - Former Oblasti Baranovichi - Bialystok - Bobruysk - Molodechno - Pinsk - Polesye - Vileyka

Note: Belarus is divided into 6 oblasti (in Belarusian: voblasts), and 1 special municipality (Minsk). Oblast (Voblast) names are given in Russian with Belarusian in parentheses. The oblasti were not granted flags during the Soviet era.

Party abbreviations: KPB = Kommunisticheskaya Partiya Belorussii/Kamunistychnaya Partyya Byelarusi (Communist Party of Byelorussia, communist, state party, former KPB-B, 13 Oct 1952-25 Aug 1991);
- Former parties: KPB-B = Kommunisticheskaya Partiya (Bolsheviki) Belorussii/Kamunistychnaya Partyya (Balshaviki) Byelarusi (Communist Party [Bolsheviks] of Byelorussia, communist, merged 4 Mar 1919 - 5 Sep 1920 into Communist Party of Lithuania and Byelorussia, state party, 31 Dec 1918 - 4 Mar 1919 & 5 Sep 1920 - 13 Oct 1952, renamed KPB)

Oblasti (Voblasts)

Baranovichi (Baranavichy)

 2 Nov 1939                Novogrudek (Navahrudak) oblast (formed in western Byelorussia,
                             formerly Poland).
 4 Dec 1939                Renamed Baranovichi oblast.
25 Jun 1941 -  8 Jul 1944  German occupation.
 8 Jan 1954                Divided between Brest, Grodno, Minsk and 
                             Molodechno oblasti.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
29 Nov 1939 - Mar 1941     Ivan Petrovich Tur (1st time)      (b. 1905 - d. 1965)
Mar 1941 - Jun 1941        Aleksandr Ivanovich Savalov        (b. 1901 - d. 1941)
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - Jul 1946        Ivan Petrovich Tur (2nd time)      (s.a.)
Jul 1946 - Feb 1949        Vasiliy Ivanovich Zakurdayev       (b. 1903 - d. 1974)
Feb 1949 - Jul 1950        Vasiliy Yemelyanovich Samutin      (b. 1906 - d. 1981) 
Jul 1950 - 1952            Nikolay Prokofyevich Pokrovskiy    (b. 1909 - d. 1976) 
1952 - Aug 1953            Ivan Frolovich Klimov              (b. 1903 - d. 1991) 
Aug 1953 - Jan 1954        Sergey Osipovich Pritytskiy        (b. 1913 - d. 1971)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
29 Nov 1939 - Jun 1941     Semyon Ilyich Tsarenko             (b. 1905 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
20 Jul 1944 - Nov 1950     Pyotr Venediktovich Bondarenko     (b. 1905 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
Nov 1950 -  8 Jan 1954     Vasiliy Vasilyevich Ledenyov                          KPB-B;1952 KPB
                             (Ledenev)



Bialystok (Belostok/Belastok)

15 - 17 Sep 1939           German occupation.
17 Sep 1939                Soviet occupation.
28 Sep 1939                Bialystok annexed from Poland by Soviet Union.
 4 Dec 1939 - Jun 1941     Belostok/Belastok oblast (formed in western Byelorussia,
                             formerly Poland).
27 Jun 1941 - 27 Jul 1944  German occupation.
15 Aug 1941 - 27 Jul 1944  Bialystok (Bezirk Bialystok) formed, it is subordinated
                             (but not annexed) to the German province of East Prussia
.
20 Sep 1944                Divided between Grodno oblast and Poland.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
29 Nov 1939 - Oct 1940     Semyon Stepanovich Igayev          (b. 1904 - d. 1958)
Oct 1940 - Jan 1941        Nikolay Vasilyevich Kiselyov       (b. 1903 - d. 1983)
                             (Kiselev)
Jan 1941 - 25 May 1941     Vladimir Georgiyevich Kudryayev    (b. 1899 - d. 1963)
29 May 1941 - Jun 1941     Filipp Iosifovich Popov (acting)   (b. 1902 - d. 19..)
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
20 Jul 1944 - Sep 1944     Andrey Petrovich El'man            (b. 1903 - d. 1995)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
29 Nov 1939 - Dec 1939     Vul'f Borukhovich Gaysin           (b. 1906 - d. 1982)  KPB-B
Dec 1939 - Jun 1941        Sergey Ivanovich Malystev          (b. 1895 - d. 1942)  KPB-B
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - Sep 1944        Pyotr Ivanovich Ratayko            (b. 1898 - d. 1982)  KPB-B



Bobruysk (Babruysk)

20 Sep 1944                Bobruysk oblast (formed from parts of Gomel, Minsk, and
                             Mogilev oblasti).
 
8 Jan 1954                Divided between Gomel, Minsk, and Mogilev oblasti.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
Sep 1944 - Sep 1952        Fyodor Alekseyevich Baranov        (b. 1905 - d. 1982)
 
5 Sep 1952 - 11 Sep 1953  Leonid Ignatyevich Lubennikov      (b. 1910 - d. 1988)
11 Sep 1953 - Jan 1954     Fyodor Pakhomovich Silyayev        (b. 1907 - d. 19..)
 

Chairman of the Executive Committee
Sep 1944 - Jan 1954        Andrey Fomich Zhdanovich
          (b. 1918 - d. ....)KPB-B;1952 KPB



Brest

[Brest oblast flag]
                      Adopted 14 Sep 2004

 4 Dec 1939                Brest oblast (formed in western Byelorussia,
                             formerly Poland).
29 Jun 1941 - 28 Jul 1944  German occupation.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
 4 Dec 1939 - Oct 1940     Nikolay Vasilyevich Kiselyov       (b. 1903 - d. 1983)
                            
(Kiselev)
Oct 1940 - Jun 1941        Mikhail Nikolayevich Tupitsyn      (b. 1906 - d. 1993)

                             (1st time)
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - Oct 1946        Mikhail Nikolayevich Tupitsyn      (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
Oct 1946 - Dec 1948        Vasiliy Yefimovich Chernyshev      (b. 1908 - d. 1969) 
Dec 1948 - 1952            Fyodor Pakhomovich Silyayev        (b. 1907 - d. 19..) 
1952 - Aug 1955            Tikhon Yakovlevich Kiselyov        (b. 1917 - d. 1983)
                             (Kiselev)

Aug 1955 - Apr 1959        Pyotr Mironovich Masherov          (b. 1918 - d. 1980) 
Apr 1959 - Jan 1963        Aleksey Alekseyevich Smirnov       (b. 1921) 
Jan 1963 -  5 Mar 1977     Vladimir Andreyevich Mikulich      (b. 1920 - d. 2000) 
                             (for Agriculture to 10 Dec 1964)
Jan 1963 - 10 Dec 1964     Lev Pavlovich Metlitskiy           (b. 1930)
                             (for Industry) 
 
5 Mar 1977 - 28 Feb 1987  Yefrem Yevseyevich Sokolov         (b. 1926) 
28 Feb 1987 - Jul 1991     Anatoliy Antonovich Zelenovskiy    (b. 1940)
Jul 1991 - 25 Aug 1991     Pavel Pavlovich Dubina             (b. 1940)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
29 Nov 1939 - 20 Jul 1941  Konstantin Naumovich Dlugoshevskiy (b. 1906 - d. 1982)  KPB-B
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - 1946            Sergey Ivanovich Sikorskiy         (b. 1907 - d. 1960)  KPB-B
1947 - Dec 1948            Fyodor Pakhomovich Silyayev        (s.a.)               KPB-B
Dec 1948 - Jan 1954        Miron Yemelyanovich Krishtofovich  (b. 1899 - d. 1985)KPB-B;1952 KPB
Jan 1954 - Mar 1959        Roman Naumovich Machulskiy         (b. 1903 - d. 1990)  KPB
Mar 1959 - 11 Dec 1964     Vasiliy Konstantinovich Lutskin    (b. 1914 - d. 19..)  KPB
                             (for Agriculture Jan 1963 - Dec 1964) 
Jan 1963 - 11 Dec 1964     Fyodor Dmitriyevich Romma          (b. 1919 - d. 1991)  KPB
                             (for Industry)         
Dec 1964 - 1983            Konstantin Vikentyevich            (b. 1917 - d. 1999) 
KPB
                             Matyushevskiy
1983 - 1985                Vladimir Viktorovich Grigoryev     (b. 1941 - d. 2011)  KPB
1985 - 28 Feb 1987         Anatoliy Antonovich Zelenovskiy    (s.a.)               KPB
28 Feb 1987 - 198.         Viktor Ivanovich Burskiy (1st time)(b. 1938)            KPB
198. - 1991                Vladimir Vasilyevich Yermoshin     (b. 1942)            KPB
1991 - 1994                Viktor Ivanovich Burskiy (2nd time)(s.a.)
1994 - 13 Mar 2000         Vladimir Aleksandrovich Zalomay    (b. 1940)
13 Mar 2000 -  9 Mar 2004  Vasiliy Borisovich Dolgolev        (b. 1951)
 
9 Mar 2004 - 27 Dec 2014  Konstantin Andreyevich Sumar       (b. 1949)
27 Dec 2014 -              Anatoliy Vasilyevich Lis           (b. 1958)



Homel (Gomel)

[Gomel oblast Flag]
                       Adopted 20 Oct 2005

15 Jan 1938                Gomel oblast
19 Aug 1941 - 26 Nov 1943  German occupation.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
11 Mar 1938 - Aug 1941     Flavian Vasilyevich Zhizhenkov     (b. 1903 - d. 1965)
                             (1st time) (acting to ... 1938)
Aug 1941 - Nov 1943        German occupation
Nov 1943 - Jul 1946        Flavian Vasilyevich Zhizhenkov     (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
Jul 1946 - Dec 1947        Ivan Petrovich Tur                 (b. 1905 - d. 1965)
Dec 1947 - Feb 1948        N.F. Bugayov (Bugayev)
Feb 1948 - Nov 1951        Nikolay Yefremovich Avkhimovich    (b. 1907 - d. 1998)
Nov 1951 - Nov 1955        Zakhar Mikhaylovich Golodushko     (b. 1906 - d. 19..)
Nov 1955 - Dec 1957        Dmitriy Fomich Filimonov           (b. 1903 - d. 1978)

Dec 1957 - Dec 1964        Ivan Yevteyevich Polyakov
         (b. 1914 - d. 2004)
                             (for Agriculture Jan 1963 - Dec 1964)
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Yevgeniy Danilovich Lyatochevskiy  (b. 1921)
 
                             (for Industry)
Dec 1964 - Oct 1969        Valentin Fyodorovich Yazykovich    (b. 1926)
Oct 1969 - 20 Oct 1978     Viktor Aleksandrovich Gvozdyev     (b. 1931)
20 Oct 1978 -  8 Jul 1982  Yuriy Minivalich Khusainov         (b. 1929 - d. 1996)
 8 Jul 1982 -  1 Apr 1985  Anatoliy Aleksandrovich Malofeyev  (b. 1933)
 1 Apr 1985 - 28 Oct 1989  Aleksandr Stepanovich Kamay        (b. 1936)
28 Oct 1989 - 22 Jul 1991  Aleksandr Adamovich Grakhovskiy    (b. 1938 - d. 1991)
22 Jul 1991 - 10 Aug 1991  Mikhail Artomovich Machulenko
                             (acting)
10 Aug 1991 - 25 Aug 1991  Vladimir Pavlovich Shaplyko        (b. 1947 - d. 2013)

 

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Apr 1938 - Dec 1939        Sergey Ivanovich Malytsev (acting) (b. 1895 - d. 1942)  KPB-B 
Dec 1939 - 1941            Sergey Petrovich Matusevich        (b. 1896 - d. 19..)  KPB-B 
                             (acting to Jan 1940)
Aug 1941 - Nov 1943        German occupation
Nov 1943 - Jan 1944        Serafim Mikhaylovich Lebedev       (b. 1904 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
                             (acting)
Jan 1944 - Apr 1944        Andrey Fomich Zhdanovich (acting)
Apr 1944 - Nov 1945        Pyotr Prokopyevich Koval'chuk                           KPB-B
Nov 1945 - Sep 1952        Nikolay Porfiryevich Abramenko     (b. 1909 - d. 1968)  KPB-B
Sep 1952 - Jan 1954        Andrey Averyanovich Kutsak         (b. 1903 - d. 1974)  KPB
Jan 1954 - Sep 1956        Vladimir Yeliseyevich Lobanok      (b. 1907 - d. 1984)  KPB
Sep 1956 - Dec 1957        Ivan Yevteyevich Polyakov          (s.a.)               KPB 
Dec 1957 - Jun 1970        Mikhail Andreyevich Klimenko       (b. 1911 - d. 19..)  KPB     
                             (for Agriculture Jan 1963 - Dec 1964)  
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Aleksey Nikolayevich Ivolgin 
                             (for Industry)                                        KPB
Jun 1970 - Feb 1974        Vladimir Viktorovich Lashkevich    (b. 1923)            KPB
Feb 1974 - 20 Oct 1978     Yuriy Minivalich Khusainov         (s.a.)               KPB
20 Oct 1978 -  8 Jul 1982  Anatoliy Aleksandrovich Malofeyev  (s.a.)               KPB 
 8 Jul 1982 -  1 Apr 1985  Aleksandr Stepanovich Kamay        (s.a.)               KPB
 1 Apr 1985 - Nov 1989     Aleksandr Adamovich Grakhovskiy    (s.a.)               KPB
Nov 1989 - Dec 1994        Nikolay Grigoryevich Voytenkov     (b. 1947 - d. 2013)  KPB

                             (1st time)
Dec 1994 - Jan 1997        Pavel Vladimirovich Shipuk         (b. 1949) 
Jan 1997 - Apr 2001        Nikolay Grigoryevich Voytenkov     (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
Apr 2001 - Dec 2010        Aleksandr Serafimovich Yakobson    (b. 1951)
29 Dec 2010 -              Vladimir Andreyevich Dvornik       (b. 1963)



Hrodno (Grodno)

[Grodno oblast Flag]
                      Adopted 14 Jun 2007

20 Sep 1944                Grodno oblast formed (from parts of Baranovichi,
                             Belostok, and Brest oblasti).

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
Sep 1944 - 13 Dec 1948     Pyotr Zakharovich Kalinin          (b. 1902 - d. 1966)
13 Dec 1948 - Nov 1951     Sergey Osipovich Pritytskiy        (b. 1913 - d. 1971)
Nov 1951 - Aug 1953        Nikolay Yefremovich Avkhimovich    (b. 1907 - d. 1996) 
Aug 1953 - Feb 1958        Fyodor Alekseyevich Baranov        (b. 1905 - d. 1982) 
Feb 1958 - Apr 1962        Grigoriy Grigoryevich Ponomaryov   (b. 1910 - d. 19..)
Apr 1962 - Jan 1968        Vladimir Fyodorovich Mitskevich    (b. 1920 - d. 1983)
                             (for Agriculture 8 Jan 1963 - 12 Dec 1964) 
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Valentin Fyodorovich Yazykovich    (b. 1926)
                             (for Industry) 
Jan 1968 - 16 Sep 1972     Ivan Fyodorovich Mikulovich        (b. 1918)

16 Sep 1972 - 15 Nov 1989  Leonid Gerasimovich Klyotskov      (b. 1918 - d. 1997)
                             (Kletskov)
15 Nov 1989 - 25 Aug 1991  Vladimir Mikhaylovich Semyonov     (b. 1936)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Sep 1944 - 1948            Pyotr Ivanovich Ratayko            (b. 1898 - d. 1982)  KPB-B
1948 - 1950                Fyodor Aleksandrovich Lyakhov                           KPB-B
1950 - Aug 1961            Ippolit Silvestrovich Kononovich   (b. 1908 - d. 1974)KPB-B;1952 KPB
Aug 1961 - Oct 1972        Nikolay Petrovich Molochko         (b. 1919 - d. 1988)  KPB
                             (for Agriculture Jan 1963 - Dec 1964)
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Vasiliy Grigoryevich Dorkin        (b. 1908 - d. 19..)  KPB
                             (for Industry)
Oct 1972 - 24 Jan 1978     Grigoriy Filatovich Fomichyov      (b. 1925 - d. 1978)  KPB

                            
(Fomichev)
24 Jan 1978 - Mar 1978     .... (acting)
Mar 1978 - 31 Oct 1983     Sergey Terentyevich Kabyak         (b. 1931 - d. 1985)  KPB

31 Oct 1983 - 20 Sep 1993  Dmitriy Konstantinovich Artsimenya (b. 1932 - d. 1993)  KPB
Sep 1993 - Dec 1994        Semyon Nikolayevich Domash         (b. 1950)
Dec 1994 - Feb 2001        Aleksandr Iosifovich Dubko         (b. 1938 - d. 2001) 
Feb 2001 - 26 Jan 2010     Vladimir Yegorovich Savchenko      (b. 1952)
                             (acting to 29 Mar 2001) 
26 Jan 2010 - May 2010     Ivan Aleyzovich Zhuk (acting)
May 2010 - 14 Nov 2013     Semen Borisovich Shapiro           (b. 1961)
14 Nov 2013 -              Vladimir Vasilyevich Kravtsov      (b. 1953)



Minsk

[Minsk oblast flag]
                       Adopted 22 Nov 2007

15 Jan 1938                Minsk oblast
28 Jun 1941 -  3 Jul 1944  German occupation.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
1938 - Mar 1941            Aleksandr Pavlovich Matveyev       (b. 1905 - d. 1946)
                             (acting to ... 1938)
Mar 1941 - Jun 1941        Aleksandr Ivanovich Kolyshkin      (b. 1907 - d. 19..)
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - Jan 1948        Vasiliy Ivanovich Kozlov           (b. 1903 - d. 1967)
Jan 1948 - Dec 1948        Yevgeniy Iosifovich Bugayev        (b. 1912 - d. 1997)
Dec 1948 - Jun 1950        Vasiliy Yefimovich Chernyshev      (b. 1908 - d. 1969)
Jun 1950 - Aug 1953        Kirill Trofimovich Mazurov         (b. 1914 - d. 1989) 
Aug 1953 - Oct 1955        Leonid Ignatyevich Lubennikov      (b. 1910 - d. 1988)
Oct 1955 - Aug 1956        Fyodor Anisimovich Surganov        (b. 1911 - d. 1976)
Aug 1956 - Feb 1960        Vasiliy Filimonovich Shauro        (b. 1912 - d. 2007)
Feb 1960 - Jan 1963        Sergey Osipovich Pritytskiy        (b. 1913 - d. 1971)
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Anton Bronislavovich Nosilovskiy   (b. 1917 - d. 2005)
                             (for Industry)               
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Dmitriy Vasilyevich Tyabut
        (b. 1914 - d. 1987)
                             (for Agriculture)
Dec 1964 -  1 Mar 1977     Ivan Yevteyevich Polyakov          (b. 1914 - d. 2004)
 1 Mar 1977 - 29 Mar 1985  Vladimir Andreyevich Mikulich      (b. 1920 - d. 2000)
29 Mar 1985 -  5 Dec 1990  Anatoliy Aleksandrovich Malofeyev  (b. 1933)
 5 Dec 1990 - 25 Aug 1991  Anatoliy Nikolayevich Bychyok      (b. 1940)
                             (
Bychek)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Apr 1938 - Jul 1938        Mikhail Vasilyevich Kulagin        (b. 1900 - d. 1956)  KPB-B
                             (acting)
Jul 1938 - Jan 1939        Afanasiy Fyodorovich Kovalyev      (b. 1903 - d. 1993)  KPB-B
                             (acting)
Jan 1939 - Jan 1941        Andrey Ivanovich Tyomkin (Temkin)  (b. 1902 - d. 1981)  KPB-B
                             (acting to Jan 1940)
Jan 1941 - Jun 1941        Fyodor Pakhomovich Silyayev        (b. 1907 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
20 Jul 1944 - 1948         Roman Naumovich Machulskiy         (b. 1903 - d. 1990)  KPB-B 
1948 - Sep 1952            Nikita Ivanovich Paraschenko                            KPB-B
Sep 1952 - Jul 1954        Nikolay Porfiryevich Abramenko     (b. 1909 - d. 1968)  KPB
Jul 1954 - Oct 1955        Fyodor Anisimovich Surganov        (s.a.)               KPB 
Oct 1955 - Apr 1962        Vladimir Fyodorovich Mitskevich    (b. 1918 - d. 1983)  KPB 
Apr 1962 - Jan 1963        Dmitriy Vasilyevich Tyabut         (s.a.)               KPB
                             (1st time)
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Andrey Yegorovich Rakhanov
                             (for Agriculture)                (b. 1916 - d. 1997)  KPB
Jan 1963 - Dec 1964        Anatoliy Yulianovich Denisevich
                             (for Industry)
Dec 1964 - 18 Jun 1975     Dmitriy Vasilyevich Tyabut         (s.a.)               KPB
                             (2nd time)            
18 Jun 1975 - 1983         Nikolay Andreyevich Sukhiy         (b. 1922)            KPB
1983 - 1986                Sergey Stepanovich Ling            (b. 1937)            KPB 
1986 - Dec 1994            Alfons Ilyich Tishkevich           (b. 1938)            KPB 
 9 Dec 1994 -  2 Dec 1998  Pyotr Petrovich Petukh             (b. 1950)
 2 Dec 1998 -  7 Jun 2007  Nikolay Fyodorovich Domashkevich   (b. 1949)
 7 Jun 2007 - 20 May 2010  Leonid Fyodorovich Krupets         (b. 1956)
20 May 2010 -  8 Nov 2013  Boris Vasilyevich Batura           (b. 1947)
14 Nov 2013 -              Semen Borisovich Shapiro           (b. 1961) 



Mogilev (Mahilyow)

[Mogilev oblast flag]
                        Adopted 3 Jan 2005

15 Jan 1938                Mogilev oblast
26 Jul 1941 - 28 Jun 1944  German occupation.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
11 Mar 1938 - Oct 1938     Mark Yakovlevich Repinskiy
                             (acting to 31 May 1938)
Oct 1938 - Jun 1939        Vladimir Nikiforovich Malin        (b. 1906 - d. 1982)
Jun 1939 - Jul 1941        Ivan Nikolayevich Makarov
         (b. 1903 - d. 1990)
                             (1st time)
Jul 1941 - Jun 1944        German occupation
Jun 1944 - 16 Apr 1946     Ivan Nikolayevich Makarov          (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
16 Apr 1946 - 14 Dec 1948  Pavel Nikolayevich Filimonov
14 Dec 1948 - 19 Jul 1950  Ivan Nikiforovich Karasyov         (b. 1902 - d. 1981)
                             (
Karasyev)
19 Jul 1950 -  6 Feb 1958  Sergey Ivanovich Sikorskiy         (b. 1907 - d. 1960)
 6 Feb 1958 - 10 Dec 1964  Konstantin Vikentyevich            (b. 1917 - d. 1999)

                             Matyushevskiy
                             (
for Agriculture 14 Jan 1963 - 10 Dec 1964)
11 Jan 1963 - 10 Dec 1964  Fyodor Mikhaylovich Ivanov
        (b. 1918)
                             (for Industry)                  
10 Dec 1964 -  7 Aug 1974  Gleb Aleksandrovich Kriulin        (b. 1923 - d. 1988)
 7 Aug 1974 - 29 Apr 1983  Vitaliy Viktorovich Prishchepchik  (b. 1927 - d. 1983)
29 Apr 1983 - 24 May 1983  Mikhail Kondratyevich Kulagin
                             (acting)
24 May 1983 - 28 Oct 1990  Vasiliy Sevastyanovich Leonov      (b. 1938)
28 Oct 1990 - 25 Aug 1991  Vadim Aleksandrovich Popov         (b. 1940)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Apr 1938 - Jul 1941        Ivan Fedoseyevich Terekhov                              KPB-B
                            
(acting to Jan 1940)
Jul 1941 - Jun 1944        German occupation

Jun 1944 - 1948            Iosif Mitrofanovich Kardovich      (b. 1889 - d. 1967)  KPB-B 
1948 - Apr 1949            David Andreyevich Lukashevich      (b. 1906 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
Apr 1949 - Oct 1959        Yakim Aleksandrovich Zhilyanin     (b. 1903 - d. 1979)KPB-B;1952 KPB
Oct 1959 - Jan 1962        Pyotr Adamovich Levitskiy          (b. 1906 - d. 1977)  KPB
Jan 1962 - Dec 1964        Gleb Aleksandrovich Kriulin        (s.a.)               KPB 
                             (for Agriculture Jan 1963 - Dec 1964) 
Jan 1963 - Jan 1964        Mikhail Fyodorovich Zavorotnyy     (b. 1923)            KPB 
                             (for Industry) 
Dec 1964 - Feb 1974        Vasiliy Konstantinovich Lutskin    (b. 1914 - d. ....)  KPB 
Feb 1974 -  7 Aug 1974     Vitaliy Viktorovich Prishchepchik  (s.a.)               KPB
 
7 Aug 1974 - 21 Jan 1985  Anatoliy Vasilyevich Maslakov      (b. 1925)            KPB
21 Jan 1985 - Jun 1987     Aleksey Aleksandrovich Yanovich    (b. 1939)            KPB
Jul 1987 - 1989            Aleksandr Trofimovich Kichkaylo    (b. 1933)            KPB
1989 - 1994                Nikolay Fyodorovich Grinyov        (b. 1946)            KPB 
                            
(Grinev) 
1994 - Mar 1999            Aleksandr Nikolayevich Kulichkov   (b. 1945) 
Mar 1999 - Oct 2000        Mikhail Vasilyevich Drazhin        (b. 1951)
Oct 2000 - Nov 2000        Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Sivitskiy   (b. 1947)
                             (acting)
Nov 2000 - Oct 2008        Boris Vasilyevich Batura           (b. 1947)
Oct 2008 - Dec 2008       
Vladimir Vasilyevich Kravtsov
                             (acting)
28 Dec 2008 - 27 Dec 2014  Pyotr Mikhaylovich Rudnik          (b. 1957)
27 Dec 2014 -              Vladimir Viktorovich Domanyevskiy  (b. 1960)



Molodechno (Maladzechna)

26 Jun 1941 -  5 Jul 1944  German occupation of Molodechno.
20 Sep 1944                Molodechno oblast
(from former Vileyka oblast).
20 Jan 1960                Divided between Vitebsk, Grodno, and Minsk oblasti.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
20 Sep 1944 - 1951         Ivan Frolovich Klimov              (b. 1903 - d. 1991) 
1951 - Apr 1954            Vasiliy Grigoryevich Dorkin        (b. 1908 - d. 19..)
Apr 1954 - Jan 1960        Sergey Osipovich Pritytskiy        (b. 1913 - d. 1971)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
20 Sep 1944 - 1946         Avksentiy Malakhovich Minchenko    (b. 1904 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
1946 - 1952                Pyotr Yevdokimovich Kraskov        (b. 1897 - d. 1955)  KPB-B
1952 - 1954                ....
Apr 1954 - 1955            Vasiliy Grigoryevich Dorkin
       (s.a.)               KPB
1955 - Jan 1960            Pavel Fyodorovich Borisov          (b. 1907 - d. 19..)  KPB



Pinsk

 4 Dec 1939                Pinsk oblast formed (in western Byelorussia,
                             formerly Poland).

 4 Jul 1941 - 14 Jul 1944  German occupation.

 8 Jan 1954                Merged into Brest oblast.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
29 Nov 1939 - Oct 1940     Ivan Nikiforovich Karasyov         (b. 1902 - d. 1981)
                            
(Karasev)
Oct 1940 - Jun 1941        Avksentiy Malakhovich Minchenko    (b. 1904 - d. ....)

Jul 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
20 Jul 1944 - Apr 1946     Aleksey Yefimovich Kleshchyov      (b. 1905 - d. 1968) 
                             (
Kleshchev)
Apr 1946 - 1950            Pyotr Alekseyevich Tetyushev       (b. 1906 - d. 1962)

1950 - Jan 1954            Roman Naumovich Machulskiy         (b. 1903 - d. 1990)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Nov 1939 - 29 Oct 1940     Avksentiy Malakhovich Minchenko    (s.a.)               KPB-B
Oct 1940 - Jun 1941        Ivan Ivanovich Sharov              (b. 1906 - d. ....)  KPB-B

Jul 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
1944 - 1946                Stepan Ivanovich Krasovskiy                             KPB-B
1946 - May 1948            Ivan Zakharovich Stepanov          (b. 1903 - d. 1981)  KPB-B
May 1948 - 195.            Mikhail Kuz'mich Ilyinkovskiy      (b. 1903 - d. 1981)  KPB-B
195. - 1954                Aleksandr Vasilyevich Shiyonok 
                        KPB
                             (Shienok)



Polesye (Palesse)

15 Jan 1938                Polesye oblast
Jul 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation.
 8 Jan 1954                Merged into Gomel oblast.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
1938 - 1940?               Dmitriy Fyodorovich Markin
1940 - Jan 1941            Vladimir Georgiyevich Kudryayev    (b. 1899 - d. 1963) 
Jan 1941 - 1941            Pyotr Adamovich Levitskiy          (b. 1906 - d. 1977)
                            
(1st time)
1941 - 1944               
German occupation
1944 - Sep 1944            Pyotr Adamovich Levitskiy          (s.a.)
                            
(2nd time)
Sep 1944 - Aug 1946        Ivan Semyonovich Bylinskiy         (b. 1903 - d. 1976)  
Aug 1946 - Dec 1948        Ivan Nikiforovich Karasyov         (b. 1902 - d. 1981)
                             (
Karasev)
Dec 1948 – Jan 1954        Vladimir Yeliseyevich Lobanok      (b. 1907 - d. 1984)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Apr 1938 - 1938            S. Romanenko                                            KPB-B
1938 - 1941                Kondrat Grigoryevich Zaytsev                            KPB-B

1941 - 1944                German occupation
1944 - Nov 1950            Vasiliy Vasilyevich Ledenyov                            KPB-B
                             (
Ledenev)
Nov 1950 - Jan 1954        ....



Polotsk (Polatsk)

15 Jul 1941 -  4 Jul 1944  German occupation.
20 Sep 1944                Polotsk oblast
formed (from parts of part of Vileyka and
                             Vitebsk oblasti).
 8 Jan 1954                Divided between Vitebsk and Molodechno oblasti.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
Sep 1944 - May 1946        Yakim Aleksandrovich Zhilyanin     (b. 1903 - d. 1979)
Mar 1946 - Mar 1948        Aleksey Yefimovich Kleshchyov      (b. 1905 - d. 1968)
                            
(Kleshchev)
Mar 1948 - Jun 1950        Ivan Petrovich Ganenko             (b. 1903 - d. 1995)

1950 - Jan 1954            Dmitriy Vasilyevich Tyabut         (b. 1914 - d. 1987)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Sep 1944 - 1946            Vladimir Yeliseyevich Lobanok      (b. 1907 - d. 1984)  KPB-B 
1946 - Jan 1954            Stepan Petrovich Shupenya          (b. 1896 - d. 1979)KPB-B;1952 KPB



Vileyka

 4 Dec 1939                Vileyka oblast
24 Jun 1941 -  2 Jul 1944  German occupation.
20 Sep 1944                Merged into Molodechno oblast.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
29 Nov 1939 - Oct 1940     Pyotr Zakharovich Kalinin          (b. 1902 - d. 1966)
Oct 1940 - May 1941        Ivan Frolovich Klimov (1st time)   (b. 1903 - d. 1991) 
29 May 1941 - Jun 1941     G.M. Bokaychev
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - 20 Sep 1944     Ivan Frolovich Klimov (2nd time)   (s.a.)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
29 Nov 1939 - 1940         Yakim Aleksandrovich Zhilyanin     (b. 1903 - d. 1979)  KPB-B
1940                       Pyotr Yevdokimovich Kraskov        (b. 1897 - d. ....)  KPB-B
1940 - Oct 1940            Kirill Isidorovich Kozlov                               KPB-B
 1 Nov 1940 - Jun 1941     Iosif Matveyevich Konikov          (b. 1894 - d. ....)  KPB-B
Jun 1941 - Jul 1944        German occupation
Jul 1944 - 20 Sep 1944     ....



Vitebsk (Vitsebsk)

[Vitebsk (Vitsebsk)
                  oblast flag (Belarus)]
                          Adopted 2 Jun 2009

15 Jan 1938                Vitebsk oblast
10 Jul 1941 - 26 Jun 1944  German occupation.

First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee of the Communist Party
Feb 1938 - Jul 1938        Anatoliy Andreyevich Ananyev       (b. 1900 - d. 1942)
Jul 1938 - Jul 1941        Ivan Andreyevich Stulov (1st time) (b. 1904 - d. 1964)
Jul 1941 - Jun 1944        German occupation
Jun 1944 - 20 Jul 1944     Ivan Andreyevich Stulov (2nd time) (s.a.)
20 Jul 1944 - Jul 1950     Vladimir Georgiyevich Kudrayev     (b. 1899 - d. 1963)
Jul 1950 - Jan 1954        Nikolay Ivanovich Prokhorov        (b. 1907 - d. 19..)
Jan 1954 - Sep 1956        Nikita Petrovich Korotkin          (b. 1906 - d. 19..)
Sep 1956 - Apr 1962        Vladimir Yeliseyevich Lobanok      (b. 1907 - d. 1984)
Apr 1962 - Dec 1965        Stanislav Antonovich Pilotovich    (b. 1922 - d. 1986)
                             (for Agriculture 11 Jan 1963 - 7 Dec 1964)
 7 Jan 1963 -  7 Dec 1964  Vladimir Borisovich Trunov         (b. 1918 - d. 1991)
                             (for Industry)
Dec 1965 - 21 Jul 1971     Aleksandr Nikiforovich Aksyonov    (b. 1924 - d. 2009)
21 Jul 1971 - 13 Oct 1983  Sergey Mikhaylovich Shabashov      (b. 1923 - d. 2007)
13 Oct 1983 - 20 Dec 1985  Sergey Terentyevich Kabyak         (b. 1931 - d. 1985)
20 Dec 1985 -  6 Jan 1986  Yevgeniy Ivanovich Radetskiy
                             (acting)
 6 Jan 1986 - 25 Aug 1991  Vladimir Viktorovich Grigoryev     (b. 1941 - d. 2011)

Chairmen of the Executive Committee
Apr 1938 - 1939            Sergey Petrovich Melnikov
                              KPB-B
1939 -  1 Aug 1939         Ivan Anufriyevich Krupenya         (b. 1908 - d. 1952)  KPB-B
 
1 Aug 1939 - Jul 1941     Ilya Nikolayevich Ryabtsev         (b. 1904 - d. 1963)  KPB-B
                             
(1st time)(acting to 8 Jan 1940)                              
Jul 1941 - Jun 1944        German occupation
Jun 1944 - Dec? 1944
      Ilya Nikolayevich Ryabtsev         (s.a.)               KPB-B
                            
(2nd time)                    
Dec 1944 - Aug 1947        Ignatiy Alekseyevich Yermoshchenko (b. 1904 - d. 19..)  KPB-B
1947 - 1949                Aleksey
Mikhaylovich Sermyazhko                         KPB-B
1949 - 1953                Iosif Mitrofanovich Kardovich      (b. 1889 - d. 1967)KPB-B;1952 KPB
1953 - 1955                Pavel Aleksandrovich Loznev
                            KPB
1955 - 1959                Nikita Ivanovich
Parashchenko                           KPB
1959 - 12 Jan 1963         Vladimir Borisovich Trunov         (s.a.)               KPB
12 Jan 1963 - 28 Dec 1977  Pyotr Yefimovich Rubis             (b. 1916 - d. 1988)  KPB
                             (
for Agriculture to 8 Dec 1964) 
12 Jan 1963 -  8 Dec 1964  Vasiliy Nikitovich Sinitsyn                             KPB   
                             (for Industry)   
28 Dec 1977 - 24 Dec 1984  Ivan Artemyevich Shibeko           (b. 1930 - d. 2005)  KPB

24 Dec 1984 - Nov 1994     Vladimir Panteleyevich Kulakov     (b. 1936)            KPB

Nov 1994 - Oct 2008        Vladimir Pavlovich Andreychenko    (b. 1949)
Oct 2008 - 24 Nov 2008     Vladimir Germanovich Novatskiy     (b. 1947)
                             (acting)
24 Nov 2008 - 27 Dec 2014  Aleksandr Nikolayevich Kosinets    (b. 1959)
27 Dec 2014 -              Nikolay Nikolayevich Sherstnyev    (b. 1960)



Special Municipality

Minsk

[Minsk city flag]
                  Adopted 27 Mar 2007

28 Jun 1941 -  3 Jul 1944  German occupation.
14 May 1946                Minsk a city of republican subordination (separated from
                             Minsk oblast).

First Secretaries of the Communist Party 
1944 - 1948                Vasiliy Ivanovich Kozlov           (b. 1903 - d. 1967) 
1948                       Yevgeniy Iosifovich Bugayev        (b. 1912 - d. 1997)
1948 - 1950                Vasiliy Yefimovich Chernyshev      (b. 1908 - d. 1969)
1950                       Kirill Trofimovich Mazurov         (b. 1914 - d. 1989) 
1950 - 1957                Ivan Denisovich Varvashenya        (b. 1904 - d. 1957) 
1957 - 1960                Arkadiy Denisovich Rudak           (b. 1911 - d. 1997)
1960 - 1962                Anton Bronislavovich Nosilovskiy   (b. 1917 - d. 2005)
1965 - 1967                Lev Pavlovich Metlitsky            (b. 1930)
1967 - 1972                Vasiliy Ivanovich Sharapov         (b. 1916)
1972 - 1974                Nikolay Nikitich Slyunkov          (b. 1929) 
1974 - 1977                Vladimir Aleksandrovich Lepyoshkin
1977 - 1983                Gennadiy Georgiyevich Bartoshevich (b. 1934)
1983 - Dec 1985            Georgiy Stanslavovich Tarazevich   (b. 1937 - d. 2003)
Dec 1985 - 1986            Valeriy Andreyevich Pechennikov    (b. 1941)
1986 - 198.                Vladimir Grigoryevich Galko
1990 - Aug 1991            Maryan Iosifovich Misuno           (b. 1943)  


Gebietskommissare für Minsk-Stadt
 1 Sep 1941 -  9 Nov 1941  Bernhard Kaiser                                         NSDAP
 9 Nov 1941 - Oct 1943     Wilhelm Janetzke                                        NSDAP
Oct 1943 - Jul 1944        Johann Ewald Becker                                     NSDAP
Bürgermeister von Minsk

 5 Jul 1941 - Nov 1941     V
ytautas (Vіtawt) Tumashev         (b. 1910 - d. 1998)  Non-party
17 Nov 1941 -  7 Dec 1943  V
atslav Leonardovich Ivanovskiy    (b. 1880 - d. 1943)  Non-party  
Dec 1943 - Jul 1944        Anatoliy Komar                     (b. 1902 - d. 19..)  Non-party
Chairmen of the Executive Committee

Jul 1944 - Aug 1945        Konstantin Ivanovich Budarin       (
b. 1898 - d. 1987)  KPB-B
Aug 1945 - Mar 1946        Ivan Pavlovich Paromchik                                KPB-B 
Mar 1946 - 1954            Konstantin Naumovich Dlugoshevskiy (b. 1905 - d. 1982)KPB-B;1952 KPB
1954 - 1967                Vasiliy Ivanovich Sharapov         (s.a.)               KPB
1967 - Jan 1977            Mikhail Vasilyevich Kovalyov       (b. 1925 - d. 2007)  KPB 
Jan 1977 - Jun 1977        Gennadiy Georgiyevich Bartoshevich (s.a.)               KPB 
Jun 1977 - Jan 1980        Stanislav Mikhaylovich Lukashevich (b. 1935 - d. 2011)  KPB
Jan 1980 - Aug 1983        Georgiy Stanslavovich Tarazevich   (s.a.)               KPB 
Aug 1983 - Dec 1985        Valeriy Andreyevich Pechennikov    (b. 1941)            KPB
Dec 1985 - May 1990        Vladimir Ivanovich Mikhasyev       (b. 1938)            KPB

May 1990 - Apr 1991        Mikhail Afanasyevich Marinich      (b. 1940)            KPB
Apr 1991 - Jan 1995        Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Gerasimenko (b. 1946)
Jan 1995 - Feb 2000        Vladimir Vasilyevich Yermoshin     (b. 1942) 
Mar 2000 - 10 Jun 2009     Mikhail Yakovlevich Pavlov         (b. 1952)
10 Jun 2009 -              Nikolay Aleksandrovich Ladutko    
(b. 1959)
                             (acting to 25 Jun 2010)






© Ben Cahoon