Leanid Marakou was born on April 15, 1958, in Minsk, and died on December 17, 2016.
He was a Belarusian journalist, writer and historian
He graduated from the Minsk Radioengineering Institute in 1984.
Marakou worked as a maintenance engineer at the Minsk Computer Plant, then at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
During 1990, he became an importer of electronic equipment.
He spent some years in the 1990s investigating the fate of his uncle, Valery Marakou, a poet in the 1930s, who was executed by the Bolsheviks.
His first short stories were published in 1998.
He was a member of the oppositional Union of Writers of Belarus and a member of the International PEN.
Leanid Marakou passed away at 58 years old.