Oleksandr Popov

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Oleksandr Popov
Олександр Попов
Попов, Александр Павлович.jpg
Head of the Kiev City State Administration
In office
16 November 2010 – 14 December 2013
Preceded by Leonid Chernovetskyi
Succeeded by Anatoliy Holubchenko (acting)
Minister of Housing and Communal Services
In office
11 March 2010 – 17 June 2010
Preceded by Oleksiy Kucherenko
Succeeded by Yuriy Khivrych
Minister of Housing and Communal Services
In office
21 March 2007 – 18 December 2007
Preceded by (post created)
Succeeded by Oleksiy Kucherenko
Mayor of Horishni Plavni
In office
Preceded by (post created)
Succeeded by Serhiy Suprun
Personal details
Born Oleksandr Pavlovych Popov
(1960-11-22) 22 November 1960 (age 57)
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR
Political party Party of Regions
Alma mater Tyumen State University in Architecture and Construction

Oleksandr Pavlovych Popov (Ukrainian: Олександр Павлович Попов) (born 22 November 1960, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine), is a Ukrainian politician. In 2010 to 2013, he was a head of the Kiev City State Administration.

Traditionally, the elected mayor of Kiev also automatically became chair of Kiev City Council and head of the city's state administration (i.e. head of government). However, following dispute between the mayor and the president in 2010, President Viktor Yanukovych asked the parliament to give him the power to appoint the head of the state administration. Parliament acquiesced, and mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi was dismissed from the state administration and replaced with presidential appointee Popov.[1] Though Chernovetskyi remained the mayor, effective power then started to rests with the appointee Popov, not mayor Chernovetskyi.[2] Kiev then did not have an elected mayor until mayor Vitali Klitschko was sworn in on 5 June 2014.[3][nb 1]

14 December 2013 President Viktor Yanukovych suspended Popov.[5] The same day the General Prosecutor of Ukraine's Office handed "a notification on suspicion of abuse of power when ordering the Euromaidan police actions of 30 November 2013" out to Popov[5] and Anatoliy Holubchenko was appointed as acting Head of Kyiv City Administration.[6]

The trail against Popov is ongoing since late 2013.[7] In it Popov denies any wrongdoing.[7] Since the trail he has started an export company aimed at EU markets.[7]


  1. ^ Chernovetskyi tendered his resignation on 1 June 2012.[4] The City Council decided the same day that Halyna Hereha would temporarily act as the mayor of the capital city.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Leonid Chernovetskyi
Head of the Kiev City State Administration
Succeeded by
Anatoliy Holubchenko (acting)