Galina Rodionovna Lukashenko is the First Lady of the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko.
She was born on New Year's Day in 1955 in the family of Rodion Georgievich Zhelnerovich (1928-1983) from Brest and Elena Fedorovna Zhelnerovich (1929-2019) from Slutsk. She met Alexander Lukashenko while still in high school in the village of Ryzhkovichi, and got married to him in 1975, upon graduation from the Mogilev Pedagogical Institute (now Mogilev State University). At this time, she worked in a kindergarten.
Since January 1998, she has been the head of the department of the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee for the Improvement of the Population. She did not move with her husband to Minsk at the beginning of his presidential career, instead living on Zemlyanichnaya Street in Shklow, where she has since lived. She rarely accompanies her husband at public events and reportedly rarely sees him. One of the earlier moments when the couple was seen together was the year Lukashenko was elected, when he wad on a state visit to Israel.