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linguist , politician

Vincuk Viačorka worked as a professor at the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute and the Belarusian Humanities Lyceum, as a journalist and the deputy chief redactor of the culture magazine "Heritage".


Vincuk Viačorka was born on July 7, 1961 in Brest in the family of a Soviet bureaucrat.


He graduated from the Philology faculty of the Belarusian State University (1983) and the Linguistics Institute of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences (1986).


From 1979, Viačorka was an active member of the national-democratic movement in Belarus. He was one of the founders of several juvenile cultural groups and organisations: Majstroŭnia (1979–1984), Talaka (1986–1989), the Confederation of Belarusian Juvenile Organisations (1988–1989).

Vincuk Viačorka candidated for deputate in the Supreme Soviet of Belarus, but was not successful.

In 1988, he was one of the founders of the BPF. Viačorka was head of programme documents commission and a member of the party's central board. In 1995-1999 he was deputy head of the BPF.

Mr. Viačorka is the founder and head of an educational non-governmental organization, the Center "Community" and was head of the working group of the NGO Assembly of Belarus (1999–2000) Vincuk Viačorka speaks several European languages, is married, has two daughters and a son. His wife Aryna is a mathematician. His son Franak is a youth activist for the BNF, and is a former student of the Belarusian Humanities Lyceum. Both Vincuk and his son were featured in the 2006 documentary film by Miroslaw Dembinski, A Lesson of Belarusian.


  • He candidated for deputate in the Supreme Soviet of Belarus, but was not successful. the former leader (1999–2007) of the Belarusian National Front (BNF), a Belarusian opposition party.


Franak Viacorka - Belarus