Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Heads of State of Belarus/ Respublika Belarus (Female Suffrage 1918) The Grand Duchy of Kiev was incorporated in Russia and was independent 1918-22 and 1991
1315-13? Grand Princess Maria Rurikova of Vitebsk
She reigned jointly with Olgerd Gediminas, in Lithuania from 1345. She (d. aft. 1326)
1366-92 Princess Juliana
Rurikova of Vitebsk
At the time of Vitebsk was a principality within Lithuania. She was succeeded by Jogaila WLadyslaw Gediminas.
1483-1507 Duchess Regnant Julianna Iwanówna of Mstsislaw
Daughter and heiress of Duke Iwan Jurjewicz (1456-83).
1938 Head of the Republic,
Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet Nadezhda Grigoryevna Grekova (25.-27.07)
1943-46 Deputy chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic 1938-47 and as such Head of the Republic in 1938 before that position was taken over by the Chair of the Presidum, Member of the Central Audit Commission of the All-Union Communist Party 1939-52 and 1. Deputy Minister of Food Industry of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic 1949-52. She lived (1910-2001).
1967-68 Acting Co-Chairperson of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet V.A. Klochkova (2.12-22-1)
1971 Acting Co-Chairperson of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (Head of State) (13.6-16.7)
In both cases she acted jointly with a man.
1975-circa 78 Vice-President Soviet
Zinaida Mikhaylovna Bychkovskaya
1976-77 Acting Co-Chairperson of the Presidium of the Supreme (27,12-28.2)
She acted jointly with a man.
1997- President of the Council Ivonka J. Survilla, Belarussian Democratic
The exile-government was established in 1918 and situated in Canada.
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