Belarusian musicians died at 79

Here are 2 famous musicians from Belarus died at 79:

Andrei Gromyko

Andrei Gromyko (July 18, 1909 Gomel-July 2, 1989 Moscow) a.k.a. Andreĭ Andreevich Gromyko was a Belarusian politician, diplomat and economist. His child is Anatoly Gromyko.

Gromyko was a prominent figure in Soviet politics, serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1957 to 1985. He was known for his skillful diplomacy and played a key role in shaping Soviet foreign policy during the Cold War. Gromyko was involved in many historic events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He was also heavily involved in arms control negotiations with the United States, including the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II). In addition to his political career, Gromyko was also an accomplished economist, holding a doctorate in economics and writing several books on economic theory. After retiring from politics in 1985, he continued to make occasional public appearances and remained a respected figure in Russia and the international community until his death in 1989.

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Vasil’ Bykaw

Vasil’ Bykaw (June 19, 1924 Ushachy Raion-June 22, 2003 Minsk Raion) a.k.a. Vasil Bykau, Vasili Bykov, Vasil Bykov, The Andrei Sakharov of Belarussian Literature, Vasil Vladimirovich Bykov, Vasil Uładzimiravič Bykaŭ, Vasil' Uladzimiravich Bykaw, Vasiliy Vladimirovich Bykov, Vasil’ Bykaw or Vasil Bykaŭ was a Belarusian writer and screenwriter.

Bykaw was a prominent figure in Belarusian literature and is known for his works that explore the struggles of the common people during World War II. He served in the Soviet army during the war and his experiences greatly influenced his writing. Bykaw's works include novels, short stories, and screenplays, and many of them have been translated into other languages. He was awarded several literary prizes during his lifetime, including the Order of the Badge of Honor and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. Bykaw was also involved in political and human rights activism, and his outspoken criticisms of the Belarusian government led to his house being raided and his works being banned for a period of time. Despite this, he remained a beloved figure in Belarusian literature and is considered one of the country's greatest writers.

He died as a result of stomach cancer.

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