Oleksandr Turchynov

Politician from Ukraine

Oleksandr Valentynovych Turchynov (Ukrainian: Олександр Валентинович Турчинов) (born March 31, 1964) is a Ukrainian politician, a screenwriter, a Doctor of Economic Studies. Turchynov is first deputy head of the political party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland". Turchynov was acting Prime Minister after former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's government was dismissed on 3 March 2010; till the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) appointed Mykola Azarov as Prime Minister on 11 March 2010. Oleksandr Turchynov was born in Dnipropetrovsk. He graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute in 1986, after which he worked for worked at Kryvorizhstal. He is an old ally of Yulia Tymoshenko. They used to have a common business in Dnipropetrovsk. In 1993 he was appointed advisor in economy issues to then PM Leonid Kuchma. In December 1993 he co-founded and became Vice President of Ukrainian Union of Industrialist and Entrepreneurs. In 1994 he created the political party Hromada together with Pavlo Lazarenko. He was also director of the Economic Reforms Institute from January 1994 to March 1998 and was head of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences’ Laboratory of Shadow Economy  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
Hanna Volodymyrivna

Political career

Party From To
All-Ukrainian Union Fatherland

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