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Andriy Parubiy

Person

Andriy Volodymyrovych Parubiy (Ukrainian: Андрій Володимирович Парубій) is a Ukrainian politician. In the years leading up to the Ukrainian independence in 1991 Parubiy was an active activist for this independence, being arrested for holding an illegal rally in 1988. In 1991 he founded the Social-National Party of Ukraine together with Oleh Tyahnybok. Parubiy co-led the Orange Revolution in 2004. In the 2007 parliamentary elections he was elected into the Ukrainian parliament on a Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc ticket. He then became a member of the deputy group that would later become For Ukraine!. Parubiy stayed with Our Ukraine and became a member of its Political Council. In February 2010 Parubiy had asked the European Parliament to reconsider its negative reaction to former Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko's decision to award Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the title of Hero of Ukraine. Early February 2012 Parubiy left Our Ukraine because there "views diverged".  ( Wikipedia article )

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Place of birth
Chervonohrad

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