Turchinov Aleksandr Valentinovich

Ukrainian politician. The 11th Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC).
Doctor of economic Sciences, Professor


Oleksandr Turchynov was born in Dnepropetrovsk on March 31, 1964. Childhood and youth were spent in his native city.


In 1986 graduated from the technological faculty of the Dnepropetrovsk metallurgical Institute.

In 1995 he defended his thesis “methodology and mechanism for the reform and optimization of taxation in modern economic conditions”, and in 1997 – doctor “Shadow economy (research methodology and mechanisms of functioning)”.
Author of over 100 scientific papers and monographs devoted to the research of corruption, shadow economy and totalitarianism.


Married to Anna Turchinova (born in 1970), who heads the foreign languages Department of the National pedagogical University. M. Dragomanov. From Turchinov is the son-student of Kirill (born in 1992).

Business and political activity

After graduating from College, some time (very briefly) worked as a roller and a foreman at a metallurgical plant “Krivorozhstal”. Attracted party work – soon became Secretary of the Komsomol district Committee (1987-1989), then was head of the Department of agitation and propaganda of the Dnipropetrovsk regional Committee of Komsomol.

1990 – headed together with companionate Ukrainian branch of the news Agency “IMA-Press” (books and Newspapers).
1991 – established the Institute of international relations, Economics, politics and law and he himself headed it.
1992-1993 – head of the economic Committee of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration.
1993-1994 – Counsellor for economic Affairs, Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma (met when Leonid Kuchma headed the Dnepropetrovsk plant giant “Pivdenmash”).
In 1994, Turchynov created the all-Ukrainian Association “Hromada”, which supported Kuchma in the presidential election. However, the Union was not active enough, and Turchinov has combined the chairmanship of the organization of scientific work.
In 1997, he met with Yulia Tymoshenko and became a member of her team.
1998 Turchinov went to the Parliament on the list of “Communities” – for the first time became the people’s Deputy of Ukraine. Because of the conflict with Lazarenko in March 1999 (at this time, Lazarenko headed the “Community”) left the leadership of the party, and in may the faction.
Together with the lady “Yu” in July of the same year he created the party “all-Ukrainian Association “Batkivshchyna”, whose leader was Tymoshenko herself (and now heads), and its Vice – Turchinov.
After the departure of Tymoshenko to the post of Deputy Prime Minister headed the faction of “Fatherland” and the Committee on the budget. This post initiated a number of changes, particularly drastic budget reform, health care, educational, and coal-mining industries, wrote a program to legalize the national economy.
After the transition of the “Fatherland” in opposition in the summer of 2000 was one of the founders of the national salvation Forum.
2002 – for the second time elected a people’s Deputy of Ukraine by list of the BYUT bloc.
During the presidential campaign of 2004 he was Deputy head of the electoral headquarters of Viktor Yushchenko and one of the main leaders of the Maidan — coordinated civil protest. After the victory of Yushchenko in the elections in early 2005, Turchynov has received an armchair of the head of the security Service of Ukraine. In this position, initiated the investigation of gas mafia in Ukraine.
And in September 2005 (following the resignation of Tymoshenko as Prime Minister) Turchinov, writing a letter of resignation, quits his post.
2005 he headed the security Service of Ukraine (decree of President Yushchenko), but the main Sbushnik did not stay long: after seven months he resigned, as soon as Yulia Tymoshenko was fired as Prime Minister.
23 may 2007 – appointed first Deputy Secretary of the NSDC.
2007 – re-elected people’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from BYUT fraction. In December, the first Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine.
2008 – took part in the elections for the post of mayor of Kiev. A vote of the people of Kiev gave him second place.
Since November 2012 the people’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of VII convocation, №4 in the party list “Batkivshchyna”.
Since July 2013, led by the Central headquarters of the “Batkivshchyna”.
22 Feb 2014 he was elected Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Elected acting President of Ukraine for the period until the establishment of results of elections of the President in may 2014.
In September 2014 the Congress elected a chief of headquarters of political party “people’s front”.
November 2014 – people’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine VIII convocation. The head of the parliamentary faction.
C 16 Dec 2014 – Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine.


Oleksandr Turchynov is the author of several art books. Most known for: “Illusion of fear”, “Certificate”, “the last supper”, “the Coming”. The Thriller “Illusion of fear” in 2008 was shot the same film that was even nominated from Ukraine for “Oscar” in the nomination “Best foreign film”.


Any particular hobby had not. And this, he tells himself. Just loves to work and rest the soul, when visiting a regular Church.


On the eve of parliamentary elections (2006 year) of the head of the election headquarters of the BYUT Turchynov accused of “tapping” (when he was Chairman of the SBU). The General Prosecutor’s office even initiated a criminal case on the fact of listening of top officials. He took it as a political provocation: “You know, the security Service really performs certain technical and operational activities. But I can assure you that during my leadership of the security Service all of these activities were conducted within the law and the Constitution.” On the case course is not given.

In April 2012, the Prosecutor General’s office reported on the verification of information on illegal allocation of apartments to journalists Oleksandr Turchynov when he was the Chairman of the security Service of Ukraine. “Fatherland” has called the accusations of the Prosecutor General political persecution.
• In 2014, the 21-year-old son of the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov Kirill received the summons. Of course influential politician used his connections as a result of the Commissar and two employees of the military registration and enlistment office that sent the summons, was suspended from work, told the news Agency of Kharkiv.

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