Petru Lucinschi

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Petru Chiril Lucinschi
Petru Lucinschi 2000.jpg
Petru Lucinschi in 2000
2nd President of Moldova
In office
January 15, 1997 – April 7, 2001
Prime Minister Ion Ciubuc
Serafim Urechean
Ion Sturza
Dumitru Braghiş
Preceded by Mircea Snegur
Succeeded by Vladimir Voronin
First secretary of the Communist Party of Moldova
In office
November 16, 1989 – February 4, 1991
Prime Minister Ivan Călin
Petru Pascari
Mircea Druc
Preceded by Semion Grossu
Succeeded by Grigore Eremei
Personal details
Born (1940-01-27) 27 January 1940 (age 74)
Rădulenii Vechi village, Soroca County, Romania
Political party Agrarian Party of Moldova
Other political
affiliations
Communist Party of Moldova,
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Antonina Lucinschi ( -2006)
Profession Political activist
Religion Eastern Orthodox Church

Petru Chiril Lucinschi (born January 27, 1940) was Moldova's second President (1997–2001).

Biography[edit]

Petru Chiril Lucinschi (Russian: Пётр Кири́ллович Лучи́нский, Pyotr Kirillovich Luchinsky; Ukrainian: Петро́ Кири́лович Лучи́нський, Petro Kyrylovych Luchynsky) was born on January 27, 1940 in Rădulenii Vechi village, Soroca County, Romania (now Floreşti district). He has a PhD in Philosophy (1977).

From 1971, Lucinschi was a member of the Executive Committee (Politburo) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Moldavian SSR. He was the only native Moldovan in the leadership of Communist Party of Moldova at that time, when the leadership of Moldavian SSR was almost completely in the hands of people from outside the republic or Transnistrians.[1]

From 1978 to 1989, he was first secretary of Chişinău branch of the Communist Party of Moldova. In 1978, Ivan Bodiul sent him to work for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in Moscow, where Lucinschi remained until 1986. From 1986 to 1989, Lucinschi was second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Tajikistan. Upon his return to Moldavian SSR in 1989, he became first secretary of the Communist Party of Moldova.

In early 1991 he was appointed secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, so he again left Moldavian SSR for Moscow.

He was Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament (1993–1997).

Lucinschi was elected Moldova's second president in 1996. He served until 2001 when he called a snap election, and the Parliament voted in favour of Vladimir Voronin.

Lucinschi was married to Antonina (deceased 2006), a retired schoolteacher, and has two sons, Sergiu and Chiril.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mihail Bruhis - "Rusia, România şi Basarabia", Universitas, Chişinău 1992, page 314
Party political offices
Preceded by
Semion Grossu
First secretary of the Communist Party of Moldova
November 16, 1989 – February 4, 1991
Succeeded by
Grigore Eremei
Political offices
Preceded by
Mircea Snegur
President of the Republic of Moldova
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Vladimir Voronin