Yulia Tymoshenko

Politician

1960 –

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Who is Yulia Tymoshenko?

Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko, is a Ukrainian politician. She was the Prime Minister of Ukraine from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 4 March 2010. Tymoshenko is the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland", which is the largest opposition political party in Ukraine.

Tymoshenko has been a practicing economist and academic. Prior to her political career, Yulia Tymoshenko was a successful but controversial businesswoman in the gas industry, becoming by some estimates one of the richest people in the country. Before becoming Ukraine's first female Prime Minister in 2005, Tymoshenko co-led the Orange Revolution. She placed third in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2005. Tymoshenko was a candidate in the Ukrainian presidential elections of 2010, but lost that election to Viktor Yanukovych. In December 2012 the united opposition nominated her and later in June 2013 confirmed her as its candidate in the 2015 Ukrainian presidential election. Tymoshenko strives for Ukraine’s integration into the European Union, strongly opposes the membership of Ukraine in the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and supports eradication of post-Soviet corrupt clans in Ukraine.

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Born
Nov 27, 1960
Dnipropetrovsk
Also known as
  • Yulia Grigyan
  • Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko
  • Yulia Volodymyrivna Grigyan
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Eastern Orthodox Church
Nationality
  • Ukraine
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, Dnipropetrovsk National University
    Labour economics
    (1980 - 1984)
  • National Mining University of Ukraine
    (1978 - 1979)
  • Candidate of Sciences, Kyiv National Economic University
    Economics
    ( - 1999)
  • Dnipropetrovsk National University
    (1979 - 1980)
Employment
  • President, United Energy Systems of Ukraine
    (1995 - 1997)
Lived in
  • Dnipropetrovsk

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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