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Ariel Sharon

Author: Newsmaker added 9-02-2014, 08:30

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon (February 26, 1928 – January 11, 2014) was a politician and former Prime Minister of Israel.

His ancestors came from Belarus. His grandfather Mordechai Sheinerman was born and raised in Brest (Belarus). He was a staunch Zionist and became one of the founders of the Zionist organization in Brest.

In 1910 Sheinerman with his family moved to permanent residence in Palestine.

Shimon Peres

Author: Newsmaker added 28-04-2013, 09:12
Shimon Peres Shimon Peres is a famous Israeli politician and the current President of the State of Israel.

He was born on August, 2 1923 in village Vishnyeva, Valozhin district, Minsk region, Belarus. His father Yitzhak was a lumber merchant and his mother Sara was a librarian and teacher. Under the influence of his grandfather Zvi Meltzer Shimon started to write poetry since four years.

Viktor Yanukovych

Author: Newsmaker added 25-02-2013, 22:32
Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych is a famous Ukrainian politician who was elected President of Ukraine in February 2010.

He was born on 9 July 1950 in the village Zhukovka situated in Donetsk region. His mother Olga Semyonovna was a nurse and she died when he was two. His father Fedor Vladimirovich was a Belarusian locomotive driver originated from the village Yanuki in Vitebsk region (Belarus). Yanukovych was brought up by his Polish paternal grandmother originated from Warsaw.

Andrey Gromyko

Author: Lida added 30-11-2012, 14:21
Andrey GromykoAndrey Gromyko is a Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1957–1985 and a Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in 1985–1988. Gromyko was accountable for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy until he retired in 1988. In the West he was given the nickname Mr. Nyet ("Mr. No"). Nevertheless, an article written in 1981 in “The Times” said, "He is one of the most active and efficient members of the Soviet leadership. A man with an excellent memory, a keen intellect and extraordinary endurance (...) Maybe Andrey is the most informed Minister for Foreign affairs in the world". So, he was respected.

Chaim Azriel Weizmann

Author: Lida added 12-09-2012, 23:58
Chaim Azriel Weizmann
Chaim Azriel Weizmann (November 1874 – 9 November 1952) was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel. He was elected on 1 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952.

Weizmann was also a chemist who developed the ABE-process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation. He founded the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.