- Oleksandr Turchynov
Prime Minister of Ukraine
4 March 2010 – 11 March 2010
President Viktor Yanukovych Preceded by Yulia Tymoshenko Succeeded by Mykola Azarov Director of the Security Service In office
4 February 2005 – 8 September 2005
President Viktor Yushchenko Preceded by Ihor Smeshko Succeeded by Ihor Drizhchanyi Personal details Born 31 March 1964
Dnipropetrovsk, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Political party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (1999–present)
Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (2001–present)
Hromada (Before 1999) Spouse(s) Hanna Volodymyrivna Children Kyrylo Religion Baptist Website http://turchynov.com/
Oleksandr Valentynovych Turchynov (Ukrainian: Олександр Валентинович Турчинов) (born March 31, 1964 in Dnipropetrovsk) is a Ukrainian politician, a screenwriter, a Doctor of Economic Studies. He also was acting Prime Minister after former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's government was dismissed on March 3, 2010. Turchynov is first deputy head of the political party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland".
Oleksandr Turchynov graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute in 1986 after that 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 Research.
In 1998, he was elected to parliament as a member of Hromada but after the scandal around Lazarenko, he left the faction and party (during May 1999) together with Yulia Tymoshenko’s All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland". He was reelected to parliament in 2002 and 2006 as part of the BYuT.
On 4 February 2005, Turchynov was appointed and served as the first‐ever civilian head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). In February 2006 state prosecutors opened a criminal case against Turchynov and his SBU deputy Andriy Kozhemyakin for destroying a file about FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Semyon Mogilevich from the SBU archive. The case was dismissed four months later.
In the spring of 2008 he was the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc and the Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc candidate for the Mayor of Kiev election he placed second at the election with 218,600 votes (19.13% of total vote).
In December 2009 during the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election-campaign Turchynov accused President Viktor Yushchenko and opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych of coordinating their actions in their attempts to topple the Second Tymoshenko Government.
On March 4, 2010, after the fall of the second Tymoshenko Government, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resigned from that post on March 4, 2010 and Turchynov was empowered to fulfill the Prime Minister's duties until a new government was formed.
Stance on same-sex marriage
In August 2007, Turchynov replied to the accusation that his stance on same-sex marriage is typically conservative, "I do not agree. If a man has normal views, then you label him a conservative, but those who use drugs or promote sodomy – you label them a progressive person. All of these are perversions.”
In 2004 Turchynov published a book "Illusion of fear". Later he also wrote a script to the same name movie that is based on the book.
- ^ Ukrainian Parliament Receives Bibles, The Masters Foundation
- ^ a b Press secretary: Tymoshenko vacates premier's post, Kyiv Post (March 4, 2010)
- ^ Turchynov is summoned for interrogation to SBU today – BYUT, UNIAN (September 20, 2010)
- ^ Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko members biography's, Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko official website
- ^ Who Is Who in Tymoshenko’s Government? 23.12.2007, Ukrayinska Pravda
- ^ New and conflicting details emerge over Mogilevich’s alleged involvement in nation, Kyiv Post (December 10, 2010)
- ^ "Tymoshenko and Lutsenko announced Turchynov the only candidate from the coalition" (in Russian). Korrespondent. May 22, 2008. http://korrespondent.net/kyiv/471273. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
- ^ UNIAN News Agency
- ^ Western Information Agency: Yushchenko and Yanukovych are playing ball, Kyiv Post (December 4, 2009)
- ^ Cabinet: Turchynov will fulfill premier's duties until new government is formed, Kyiv Post (March 4, 2010)
- ^ Overview of Lesbian and Gay rights in Eastern Europe The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Political offices Preceded by
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Prime Ministers of Ukraine Ukrainian People's Republic
(1917–1991)Mykola Skrypnyk • Georgy Pyatakov • Christian Rakovsky • Vlas Chubar • Panas Lyubchenko • Mykhailo Bondarenko • Mykola Marchak* • Demyan Korotchenko • Leonid Korniyets • Nikita Khrushchev • Demyan Korotchenko • Nikifor Kalchenko • Volodymyr Shcherbytsky • Ivan Kazanets • Volodymyr Shcherbytsky • Oleksandr Liashko • Vitaliy Masol • Vitold Fokin
(1991–Present)Vitold Fokin • Valentyn Symonenko* • Leonid Kuchma • Yukhym Zvyahilsky* • Vitaliy Masol • Yevhen Marchuk • Pavlo Lazarenko • Vasyl Durdynets* • Valeriy Pustovoitenko • Viktor Yushchenko • Anatoliy Kinakh • Viktor Yanukovych • Mykola Azarov* • Viktor Yanukovych • Mykola Azarov* • Yulia Tymoshenko • Yuriy Yekhanurov • Viktor Yanukovych • Yulia Tymoshenko • Oleksandr Turchynov* • Mykola Azarov
- denotes acting
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