Mikhail Burla

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Mikhail Burla
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Speaker of Supreme Council
In office
13 June 2012 – 23 December 2015
Preceded by Anatoliy Kaminski
Succeeded by Vadim Krasnoselski
Personal details
Born (1957-11-22) 22 November 1957 (age 60)
Storozhynets Raion, Soviet
(now Ukraine)
Political party Renewal

Mikhail Porfirovich Burla (Russian: Михаи́л Порфирович Бурла; Ukrainian: Михайло Порфірович Бурла, Mykhaylo Profirovych Burla; born 22 November 1957 in Storozhynets Raion, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Transnistrian politician and the chairman of the country's governing political party,[1] Renewal (Obnovleniye, sometimes translated as Renovation).[2]


Burla was born on 22 November 1957 in Storozhynets Raion of the Chernivtsi Oblast in Ukraine.[3] He is an economic geographer by profession and spent much of his career teaching at T.G. Shevchenko University in Tiraspol. He is also married and has two daughters.

Burla is a member of Transnistria's Supreme Council, where he has been vice-speaker since 22 July 2009, and an ally of Yevgeny Shevchuk (speaker of parliament from December 2005 until July 2009) and Anatoliy Kaminski (speaker since 2009).

On 13 June 2012, Mikhail Burla was elected Speaker of Supreme Council to replace Anatoliy Kaminski who resigned following his failure in the presidential elections of 2011.


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