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Huh huh huh...interesting stuff


This guy have been everywhere...

From 1987 to 1990, he served as head of the agitation and propaganda division of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Komsomol (Communist Youth League) Committee, which was led by Serhiy Tihipko.[12] Tihipko and Turchynov became political patrons of Leonid Kuchma, then head of Dnipropetrovsk-based Pivdenmash missile manufacturer.[12]
...Turchynov is an old ally of Yulia Tymoshenko, another prominent Ukrainian political figure from Dnipropetrovsk. They used to have a common business in Dnipropetrovsk. In December 1993,
...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 re-elected 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.[15]
...In the spring of 2008 he was the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc and the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc candidate[16] for the Mayor of Kiev election he placed second at the election with 218,600 votes (19.13% of total vote).[17]

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.[18]

On 4 March 2010, after the fall of the second Tymoshenko Government, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resigned from that post on 4 March 2010[9] and Turchynov was empowered to fulfill the Prime Minister's duties until a new government was formed.[19] On 11 March 2010 the Azarov Government was elected[20] and Mykola Azarov was appointed Prime Minister the same day.[10][11]

In 2012 he was re-elected into parliament on the party list of "Fatherland".[21]

On 22 February 2013 he was elected as speaker of Verkhovna Rada.[2] On 23 February 2014, Turchynov was designated as acting President of Ukraine following the impeachment of Viktor Yanukovych.[22]
...WikiLeaks documents mention Turchynov, then head of Ukraine's SBU, as having destroyed documents implicating Yulia Tymoshenko's alleged connections to organized crime boss Semion Mogilevich.[24]
...Turchynov does not drink or smoke.[27] Like 1% of Ukraine's population, he is a Protestant. Although some in the media have reported that he is a pastor,[28][29][30] the Associated Baptist Press and the European Baptist Federation report[27][31] that he is an elder and occasional lay preacher at his Kiev church, the Word of Life Center, which is a member of the Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine.[12]

He may be a protestant now but his surname says that his predecessors probably were Turks...which I mentioned just btw.
Why the hell in Eastern Europe politic they are all ex communists or spy or both? Even today...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Feb 28th, 2014 at 07:24:31 AM EST

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