Pavel Latushko

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Pavel Latushko
Павел Лату́шка
Па́вел Лату́шко
Paviel Latushka.jpg
Latushko in July 2010
Minister of Culture
In office
June 4, 2009 – November 16, 2012
PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
Prime MinisterSergei Sidorsky
Mikhail Myasnikovich
Preceded byVladimir Fyodorovich Matveichuk
Succeeded byBoris Svetlov
Personal details
Born (1973-02-10) February 10, 1973 (age 47)
Minsk, Belarus
Alma materBelarusian State University
Minsk State Linguistic University

Pavel Pavlovich Latushko (Belarusian: Павел Паўлавіч Лату́шка, Łacinka:Pavieł Paŭłavič Łatuška, Russian: Па́вел Па́влович Лату́шко, romanizedPavel Pavlovich Latushko; born February 10, 1973 in Minsk) is a Belarusian politician and diplomat. He was the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus from 2009 to 2012.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Latushko graduated from the law faculty of the Belarusian State Universityin 1995, and Minsk State Linguistic University in 1996.

Career[edit]

From 1995 to 1996, he was the attaché of the contractual and legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. He then served from 1996 to 2000 as the Vice Consul, Consul of the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Bialystok (Poland).[1][2] Following that, he was the head of the information department and press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry from 2000 to 2002.[citation needed]

From December 6, 2002 to October 31, 2008, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Poland. He then served as the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus from June 4, 2009 to November 16, 2012.[3][4] Since November 16, 2012, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the French Republic, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to UNESCO.[4][5] On May 20, 2013 he was appointed concurrently Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Spain and to the Portuguese Republic.[6] On January 15, 2019, he was relieved of his post as ambassador.[7]

In March 2019, he was appointed director of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater.[8]

2020 election protests[edit]

During the 2020 Belarusian protests, he supported the strike of the theater artists, and spoke in favor of the resignation of Yury Karaev and Lidia Yermoshina. Because of his support, Latushko was fired on 17 August. Theatre artists applied en masse for the resignation in support of Pavel Latushko.

On 19 August, Latushko became a member of the presidium of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's Coordination Council.[9]

On 20 August, Alexander Konyuk, the Prosecutor-General of Belarus, initiated criminal proceedings against the members of the Coordination Council under Article 361 of the Belarusian Criminal Code, on the grounds of attempting to seize state power and harming national security.[10][11]

In the closing days of August, Latushko travelled to Poland after being questioned by authorities. "His departure came a day after Lukashenko warned that Latushko had crossed a red line and would face prosecution."[12]

Ranks and classes[edit]

  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 2nd class (December 6, 2002).
  • First class civil servant (June 4, 2009).
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (November 16, 2012).

Knowledge of foreign languages[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". www.pravo.by. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  2. ^ "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". www.pravo.by. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  3. ^ "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". www.pravo.by. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  4. ^ a b "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". www.pravo.by. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  5. ^ "БелаПАН. Павел Латушко назначен послом Беларуси во Франции". belapan.com (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  6. ^ "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". www.pravo.by. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  7. ^ "О П.П.Латушко". pravo.by. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  8. ^ "Павел Латушко получил новое назначение". TUT.BY (in Russian). 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  9. ^ https://rada.vision/chleny-soveta
  10. ^ "МАЯ КРАІНА БЕЛАРУСЬ". Telegram.
  11. ^ "Belarus Opens Criminal Probe Against Oppositions Coordination Council- Prosecutor General". UrduPoint.
  12. ^ "Belarus opposition activist reportedly resisting attempts to expel her to Ukraine". CBC. The Associated Press. 8 September 2020.
  13. ^ http://www.unesco.org/eri/permdel/cv/BLR_PavelLatushka.pdf