‘Man of the Year’ for strengthening Eurasian co-operation
Alexander Lukashenko named ‘Man of the Year — 2015’ by Russian Biographical Institute
Alexander Lukashenko named ‘Man of the Year — 2015’ by Russian Biographical Institute.
The President of Belarus was nominated in the ‘International Relations’ category in recognition of his efforts to strengthen Eurasian co-operation and promote fruitful co-operation with Russia. This is the third time that Mr. Lukashenko has been honoured, being first named ‘Man of the Year’ in 2012, for his work in forming the EurAsEC and the Customs Union. In 2014, the President was awarded for the second time, for work in establishing the Eurasian Economic Union.
This year, the Institute has also presented awards to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and to the Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the Chairman of the State Council and Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Raul Castro. Moscow Patriarch Kirill also received an award.
An international council of experts sponsored by the Russian Biographical Institute chose the nominees and winners: a non-governmental, non-commercial organisation comprising prominent Russian politicians, and men of science, literature and religion.