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Volodymyr Lytvyn
Volodymyr Lytvyn

Volodymyr Mykhaylovych Lytvyn (Ukrainian: Володимир Михайлович Литвин) (b. April 9, 1956) is a Ukrainian politician and statesman. He has been the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament of Ukraine) since May 28, 2002. In 1994-1999 Lytvyn has been the aide to the President Leonid Kuchma and, later, the head of his office. Lytvyn is involved in the murder case of Georgiy Gongadze and the subsequent Cassette Scandal. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (607x792, 63 KB)Volodymyr Lytvyn File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (607x792, 63 KB)Volodymyr Lytvyn File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Verkhovna Rada. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Leonid Kuchma Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (in Ukrainian: Леонід Данилович Кучма) (born August 9, 1938) was the second President of Ukraine from July 19, 1994, to January 23, 2005. ... Georgiy R. Gongadze (in Ukrainian Heorhiy Ruslanovych Honhadze) (May 21, 1969 – 2000) was a Ukrainian journalist kidnapped and murdered in 2000. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Early biography and private life

Lytvyn was born in Sloboda-Romanivs'ka village in the Novohrad-Volyns'kyi Raion of Zhytomyrs'ka oblast'. His father, Mykhaylo Klymovych (b. 1930) and mother Ol'ga Andriyivna (b. 1929) were peasants. Lytvyn graduated from Kyiv University (Faculty of History) in 1978. He is married, his wife Tetyana Kostyantynivna (b. 1960) is an economist. Their daughter Olena (b. 1982) is a student and their son Ivan (b. 1989) is a schoolboy. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Novohrad-Volynskyy. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Zhytomyrs’ka oblast’ (Житомирська область in Ukrainian) is an oblast ( province) of northern Ukraine. ... Shevchenko Kyiv University in Kyiv is the largest and most important university of Ukraine. ...


Lytvyn started his career as a political analyst within the Central Committee of Ukrainian SSR's Communist Party (a division of the CPSU). Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Categories: Politics stubs | Communist parties | Ukrainian politics | Ukrainian political parties ... The Communist Party of the Soviet Union ( Russian: Коммунисти́ческая Па́ртия Сове́тского Сою́за = КПСС) was the name used by the successors of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party from 1952 to 1991, but the wording Communist Party was present in the partys name since 1918 when...


Lytvyn is a a correspondent member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Sciences and Technology of Ukraine. However, in 2002 he was publicly and reasonably accused of violating copyrights of a Western scholar when writing his article to Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper. The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the highest state research organization of Ukraine. ... Zerkalo Nedeli (Дзеркало тижня - Dzerkal Tyzhnia Ukrainian: Weekly Mirror) is Ukraine’s most influential analytical weekly. ...


Lytvyn's hobbies include reading, soccer and dalmatian dogs. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... A Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its white coat with (usually) black spots. ...


Major political career

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In 1994, Lytvyn became the aide to the newly-elected President Leonid Kuchma. In 1999, he was appointed the head of President's administration (office). 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... Leonid Kuchma Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (in Ukrainian: Леонід Данилович Кучма) (born August 9, 1938) was the second President of Ukraine from July 19, 1994, to January 23, 2005. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Lytvyn in Gongadze case and Cassette Scandal

As the head of Kuchma's office, Lytvyn became mentioned on the tapes of Mykola Melnychenko as an immediate participant of the conspiracy to abduct Georgiy Gongadze, a journalist who has disappeared and later was found beheaded in 2000.[citation needed] (Major) Mykola Melnychenko (Микола Мельниченко) was a bodyguard of the former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma. ... Georgiy R. Gongadze (in Ukrainian Heorhiy Ruslanovych Honhadze) (May 21, 1969 – 2000) was a Ukrainian journalist kidnapped and murdered in 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Later Melnychenko claimed that Lytvyn had some "personal motives" to hate Gongadze. As an associate of Melnychenko explained, it was about "a relationship with a woman" (1)


Parliamentary career

In 2002 Lytvyn was elected to Verkhovna Rada as the head of the party bloc For United Ukraine ("Za edynu Ukrainu"). He became the Speaker of the legislature as a compromising figure among the parliamentary factions. For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... For United Ukraine (Za Jedinu Ukrajinu) is a political alliance in Ukraine. ...


Lytvyn refused to take part in the presidential election of 2004 despite his significant political influence. The presidential election held in November and December 2004 in Ukraine was mostly a political battle between Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. ...


Lytvyn's brother, Mykola Lytvyn is the chief of Ukraine's Border Guard.


Lytvyn is known for his ironical political expressions. One of his best-known sentences is "I do not protest at forming an artificial majority in our parliament. But I want this majority to include every member of parliament". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A majority is a subset of a group that is more than half of the entire group. ...


At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006 his Lytvyn's People's Bloc won 2.44 % of the popular vote and no seats. Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lytvyns Peoples Bloc, (Ukrainian: ) is a political alliance in Ukraine led by Volodymyr Lytvyn. ...


See also

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Ukrayina bez Kuchmy! or UBK (Ukrainian: Україна без Кучми!—Ukraine without Kuchma!) was a mass protest campaign that took place in Ukraine in 2000–2001. ... Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev. ... Politics of Ukraine takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Ukraine is the head of government but shares a lot of these responsibilites with the President of Ukraine, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ...

References

  • (Ukrainian) Question mark is the freedom's coat of arms (Zerkalo Nedeli's first analysis of the Cassette Scandal, including quotations from the recordings; 2000)
  • (Ukrainian) Seven myths (2002 article in Zerkalo Nedeli, including accusations of copyvio by Lytvyn)
  • (Ukrainian) The sacred cows can only be found in India (Lytvyn's reply to the preceding contribution, also in Zerkalo Nedeli)

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