Mykola Rohozhynskyy

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Mykola Volodymyrovych Rogozhynsky (Ukrainian: Миколай Володимирович Рогатинський) was a self-nominated candidate in the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election.[1] He chaired the Center for Juvenile Creativity, "Zvezdopad" also spelled "Zorepad" ("Starfall"), where more than 100 children aged from 5 to 18 study for free. Rogozhynsky was also a poet, his collection "If I could.." was nominated for the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature.[2] When vying for the 2004 election, he promised to switch the Ukrainian economy to an innovative development model by development of hi-tech sector, modernization of science and education, investment in intellectual and labor potential of a human being. He also promised to turn companies that comprise the geostrategic potential of Ukraine into joint-stock companies with a majority ownership by state.

In the first round of the election he polled 10,242 votes, 0.03% of the total, and was eliminated from the second round.


  1. ^ Wilson, Andrew (2005). Ukraine's orange revolution. Yale University Press. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-0-300-11290-0. Retrieved 6 May 2011. Volodymyr Nechyporuk, Mykola Rohozhynskyi, and Hryhorii Chernysh. All were so obscure there will be no need to mention them again. 
  2. ^ "Candidates for President of Ukraine".