Ivan Ivanovych Kulichenko (Ukrainian: Іван Іванович Куліченко; born on 7 July 1955, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR) is an Ukrainian politician an since the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election People's Deputy of Ukraine; prior to this he was Mayor of Dnipropetrovsk for 15 years.
In 1977 Kulichenko graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Institute of Civil Engineering. In 1979, after his conscription in the Armed Forces of the USSR, he became a civil servant in the urban planning department of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. In 1986 Kulichenko was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Dnipropetrovsk City Council. Four years later he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of Dnipropetrovsk. Kulichenko became the First Deputy Mayor of Dnipropetrovsk (city) in 1994. In 1999 Kulichenko became acting Mayor of Dnipropetrovsk. Since then he was (re-)elected Mayor four times, in 2000, in 2002, in 2006 and in 2010. In 2010 he was re-elected with 40,1% as a candidate of Party of Regions. His nearest opponent, Svyatoslav Oliynyk of Ukraine of the Future, received 16.1%. On 22 February 2014 Kulichenko left Party of Regions "for peace in the city". Earlier that day locals, while picketing the city council, had demanded his departure of Party of Regions. 22 February 2014 was also the day that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the Party of Region's lead Second Azarov Government were ousted out of office, after the months long Euromaidan-demonstrations had accumulated into the 2014 Euromaidan regional state administration occupations and deadly violence in Kiev.
In the 2014 parliamentary election Kulichenko won a constituency seat in Dnipropetrovsk as a candidate of Petro Poroshenko Bloc with 33.5% of the votes. He resigned as mayor on 21 November 2014.
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- (in Russian) Short bio, LIGA
- (in Russian) Dnepropetrovsk: Kulichenko leader and the Party of Regions, Новостей.COM (2010-10-31)
- (in Ukrainian) Residents Dnipropetrovsk forced mayor to withdraw from the Party of Regions Archived 2014-09-07 at Archive.is, Espreso TV (February 22, 2014)
(in Russian) Dnipropetrovsk mayor left the PR 'for peace in the city' Archived 2014-12-05 at the Wayback Machine., NEWSru.ua (February 22, 2014)
(in Ukrainian) In Dnepropetrovsk Lenin Square was renamed Heroes Square, the Mayor released from PR, Ukrayinska Pravda (February 22, 2014)
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- (in Ukrainian) Candidates and winners for the seat of constituency 28 in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, RBK Ukraine