Yury Chyzh

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Yury Chyzh (Belarusian: Юрый Чыж, Russian: Юрий Чиж, Yury Chizh, born 1963) is a Belarusian businessman, believed to be one of the country's richest people. According to estimates, he is the second-wealthiest businessman in Belarus, the first being Vladimir Peftiev.[1] On March 23, 2012, Chyzh was included in EU's travel ban list because of his alleged ties to the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.[2]

Early life[edit]

Yury chyzh was born in the village Sabali, Biaroza Raion, Brest Province in south-western Belarus.

He graduated from the electronic technical faculty of the Belarusian Polytechnical Institute. After graduation he made a career at the Minsk Tractor Plant and became head of energy supply of one of the factory's facilities.[3]

As a businessman[edit]

In 1994 Yury Chyzh established his company, Triple, which is active in construction business and production of construction materials.[1]

In the following years his business expanded into production of non-alcoholic drinks (AquaTriple), production of aluminium constructions, transport and several other areas. Yury Chyzh owns the prominent restaurant and brewery Rakauski brovar in Minsk.[3]

In 1999 Chyzh became member of the Council on development of entrepreneurship under the President of Belarus.

Social activity[edit]

Yury Chyzh is president of the FC Dinamo Minsk. Since 2008, he is head of the Belarusian national wrestling federation.


Yury Chyzh is married with two sons and a daughter.


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