Ivan Kyrylenko

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Ivan Kyrylenko
Іван Кириленко
Кириленко Иван Григорьевич CHUPRINA VADIM.А.jpg
Ivan Kyrylenko (2016)[1]
Minister for Agriculture of Ukraine
In office
January 10, 2000 – November 26, 2002[2]
Preceded by Mykhailo Hladiy
Succeeded by Serhiy Ryzhuk
Vice-Prime Minister of Agro-Industrial Complex
In office
November 26, 2002 – February 3, 2005
Personal details
Born (1956-10-02) October 2, 1956 (age 61)
Soviet Union Berdyansk Raion, Zaporizhia Oblast (Ukrainian SSR)
Political party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"

Ivan Hryhorovych Kyrylenko (Ukrainian: Іван Григорович Кириленко; born on October 2, 1956 in Berestove (Zaporizhia Oblast), Ukrainian SSR)[3] is a Ukrainian politician and from 2007 till December 2011 faction leader of Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in the Ukrainian Parliament.[4][5][6]


In 1978 he graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Agricultural Institute, specializing in agricultural scientist. In 1991, Kirilenko was a graduate of the Academy of Social Sciences in Moscow, the specialty analyst.

Doctor of Economics, Ph.D. in History. He defended his thesis entitled "Social development of village: Experience, Problems, Prospects (for example Prydniprovia USSR)" in 1991 at the Academy of Social Sciences (Moscow), and in 1997 ibid - doctoral thesis "The formation and development of the agricultural economy in the form of a market transformation."

Labor and political activity[edit]

Before becoming a politician Kyrylenko worked as head of a collective farm (kolkhoz) and as a civil servant in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.[3]

He was first elected into Parliament on an independent candidate on in December 1995 he then joined the faction Unity.[3] At the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1998 Kyrylenko was elected into Parliament on a Hromada ticket.[3][7] When Yulia Tymoshenko set up the breakaway All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" faction Kyrylenko joined her.[3]

Kyrylenko left Parliament 2001[8] to become Minister of Agriculture (in the Kinakh Government) and one of the founding members of (the now defunct electoral bloc) For United Ukraine in 2001.[9] At the time of the next elections he was a member of the Agrarian Party (a part of For United Ukraine).[3] Kyrylenko was Deputy Prime Minister in the First Yanukovych Government (2002-January 2005) cabinet of Viktor Yanukovych.[10][11][12][13]

In 2006 and 2007 he was elected into Parliament on an All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" ticket.[14] According to Yulia Tymoshenko, Kyrylenko is her “godfather in politics”.[15] After the 2007 election he was elected faction leader of Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in the Ukrainian Parliament.[4] The faction re-elected as its faction leader Andriy Kozhemiakin.[5][6]

Kyrylenko was placed at number 15 on the electoral list of Batkivshchina during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election; he was re-elected into parliament.[16][17] He served on the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on issues of European integration.

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election he was again re-elected into parliament; this time after placing 14th on the electoral list of Batkivshchina.[18][19]

Scientific activity[edit]

Published more than 100 scientific works, including some 10 books, including five in collaboration and 2 monographs.[20]

Trained Doctors 2 and 3 candidates.

Elected in 2002, a corresponding member of Academy of Agrarian Sciences Research Office of Transfer of innovation.

Personal life[edit]

The politician is married and his wife Zinaida name. Together they have a daughter.



  1. ^ 2003 – Kiev, Ukraine, Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture
  2. ^ Directory of MPs of Ukrainian Parliament of sixth convocation, USAID (January 28, 2009)
  3. ^ a b c d e f (in Ukrainian) Biography, Довідники про сучасну Україну
  4. ^ a b Ivan Kyrylenko elected on post of chairman of BYUT faction, UNIAN (19-12-2007)
  5. ^ a b BYT-Batkivschyna replaces its leader, Kyiv Post (7 December 2011)
  6. ^ a b Tymoshenko aware of change in leadership of BYT-Batkivschyna faction, Kyiv Post (7 December 2011)
  7. ^ Summing up some conclusions from the election process, Policy Documentation Center (Central European University); April 6, 1998
  8. ^ People's deputies, who have left, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  9. ^ http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=23581&tx_ttnews[backPid]=215
  10. ^ UKRAINE COUNTRY ASSESSMENT April 2003, UNHCR (April 2003)
  11. ^ Rada strips moonlighting MPs of powers, Ukrayinska Pravda (6-3-2003)
  12. ^ KUCHMA HAILS NEW AZAROV'S POST, Ukrayinska Pravda (26-11-2002)
  13. ^ Yulia Tymoshenko’s orbits Archived 2009-06-01 at the Wayback Machine., Ukrayinska Pravda (20-3-2006)
  14. ^ Biography, D A T A
  15. ^ The Coming Government of Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrayinska Pravda (11-12-2007)
  16. ^ (in Ukrainian) Список депутатів нової Верховної Ради, Ukrayinska Pravda (11 November 2012)
  17. ^ They Call Themselves the Opposition, The Ukrainian Week (31 August 2012)
  18. ^ Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament Archived 2014-11-12 at the Wayback Machine., Ukrinform (8 November 2014)
    People's Front 0.33% ahead of Poroshenko Bloc with all ballots counted in Ukraine elections - CEC Archived 2014-11-12 at the Wayback Machine., Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
    Poroshenko Bloc to get 132 seats in parliament - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
  19. ^ (in Ukrainian) Full electoral list of "Fatherland" Archived 2014-09-15 at the Wayback Machine., TVi (15 September 2014)
  20. ^ Website of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine