Alexander Kolmakov was born on 08 February 1961 in Borisov. In 1983 he graduated from Sverdlovsk Higher Military-Political Tank-Artillery School. Until 1993,he served in various positions at educational institutions of the Red Banner Northern Fleet. In 1993,Alexander Kolmakov graduated from the Humanitarian Academy of the Armed Forces with the qualification of a teacher of psychology. From 1993 to 2007, he taught psychological disciplines at the Military Academy of the Republic of Belarus and variousMinsk universities, and since 2007 - at the Belarusian State University.

In 1996,Alexander Kolmakovdid an internship at the Center forCrisis Psychology of the Belgian Royal Military Hospital in the field "Prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers."

In 2000, he defended a PhD thesis "Socio-psychological aspects of suicidal behavior and its prevention among military men of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus."

Research interests: social psychology, personality psychology, crisis psychology, suicidology.