Oleh Bilorus

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Oleh Bilorus
Олег Григорович Білорус
Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States
In office
President Leonid Kravchuk
Preceded by Sergiy V. Kulyk
Succeeded by Yuriy Shcherbak
Personal details
Born (1939-10-14) 14 October 1939 (age 77)
Fastiv Raion, Kiev Oblast, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian
Political party Batkivshchyna
Other political
Alma mater Kyiv National Economic University

Oleh Hryhoryovych Bilorus (born October 14, 1939) is a Ukrainian politician, Dr.sc.oec, Professor, member-corr. of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) (since May 1990, Department of Economics, International Management)



Bilorus was born on October 14, 1939, in Сhervona village, Fastiv Raion, Kiev region in the family of teachers.[1] He is married, his spouse Larisa (b. 1945) is as well a language teacher. Oleg Bilorus has two children, his son Igor (b. 1968) is an economist, daughter Irina (b. 1969) is a philologist, has a PhD in law.[2]


In 1960 Oleg Bilorus graduated from the Economics and Industrial Management faculty, Kiev Institute of National Economy (with the engineer-economist specialization). He received his PhD with the thesis "The Problems of Combining the Industrial Production Processes" (1966), and doctorate thesis "Problems of Economics, Associations and Complexes (theory and methodology)"(1980).[2] He as well held research internships:

He speaks English, French, Serbian, Croatian, Polish, German languages. Oleg Bilorus is the author (or coauthor) of more than 500 scientific papers, including 27 individual and collective monographs and textbooks.[4]


Politic career[edit]

  • March 1998-April 2002 - People's Deputy of the 3rd Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, from "Hromada", No. 8 in the list
  • April 2002-May 2006 - People's Deputy of the 4th Verkhovna Rada, from the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (BYuT), No. 4 in the list
  • May 2002-February 2005 - Deputy Chairman of BYuT, since February 2005 - Chairman of the BYuT fraction
  • May 2006-June 2007 - People's Deputy of the 5th Verkhovna Rada, elected from the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc, No. 11 in the list

Bilorus was re-elected into parliament for BYuT during the 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[6]

Bilorus was placed at number 122 on the electoral list of Batkivshchina during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election. [7][8][9] He was not re-elected into parliament.[9]

Awards and titles[edit]

  • Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine
  • Doctor of Economics
  • A Diplomat of the Year (United States, 1994)
  • Awardee of Schlichter prize, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1989), and of M.Ptukha prize, (2000)
  • 1972, 1976 - Excellence distinction of higher education of the USSR
  • 1999 - Colonel-General of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks
  • 1970 - Honorary Hunter of Ukraine
  • 1970 - Medal "For Valorous Work"
  • 2005 - Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • 2009 - Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise fifth class

Diplomatic rank - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine (March 1992).[5]

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