Oleksandr Sin

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Oleksandr Sin
Олександр Чєнсанович Сін
Oleksandr Sin.JPG
Sin in 2012
Mayor of Zaporizhia
In office
Succeeded by Volodymyr Buriak
Personal details
Born (1961-04-12) April 12, 1961 (age 56)
Ordzhonikidze, Ukrainian SSR
Political party Party of Regions (2012-2014)
Other political

Oleksandr Sin (Ukrainian: Олександр Чєнсанович Сін, Russian: Алекса́ндр Ченса́нович Син; born on April 12, 1961 in Ordzhonikidze, Ukrainian SSR[1]) is an Ukrainian politician who was Mayor of Zaporizhia from late 2010 till late 2015.[2]


Sin is ethnically Korean.[3] In 1983 Sin graduated from the Physics Department of the Kiev State University, in 2001 he graduated as economist in Zaporizhia State Engineering Academy, in 2005 he graduated as a state management magister in National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine.[1][4] After a career in the Soviet industry he became deputy mayor of Zaporizhia from 1994 till 1999 and till 2006 in the city's administration.[1] From 2006 till his election as Mayor Sin held various high post in the Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration.[1]

In October 2010 Sin was elected Mayor of Zaporizhia as a candidate of Batkivschyna.[5] In December 2010 Sin left this party "so that no political context is a source of provocations and insinuations about me. I am grateful to the party, that it supported my decision".[6]

In March 2012 Sin joined the Party of Regions.[7]

The Party of Regions expelled Sin, since they said he was responsible for "policy failure and the collapse of the urban economy", on 24 February 2014.[8] The same day Sin refused to resign from his post at the request of protesters of Euromaidan Zaporizhia,[9] who were occupying the Zaporizhia Oblast regional state administration building at that time.[10]

Sin unsuccessfully stood for re-election as a nonpartisan politician[11] in the 2015 mayoral election, receiving 9% of the vote in the first round of the election.[12][13][14][15] He was succeeded by Volodymyr Buriak.[16]


  1. ^ a b c d (in Russian) Dossier from information agency "ЛIГАБiзнесIнформ"
  2. ^ Why has Ukraine become disillusioned with the Orange Revolution?, BBC News (9 March 2011)
  3. ^ (in Ukrainian) «Хочу збудувати громадянське суспільство в Запоріжжі» – мер Сін, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (29 November 2010)
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) У великій залі облдержадміністрації голова облдержадміністрації Юрій Артеменко представив свою команду активу області, Zaporizhia regional state administration (March 16, 2005)
  5. ^ Tymoshenko's Sin leads in Zaporizhia mayor's race, Kyiv Post (October 31, 2010)
  6. ^ Zaporizhia mayor leaves Batkivschyna Party, Kyiv Post (December 6, 2010)
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) Мер Полтави вступив у Партію регіонів The mayor of Poltava joined the Party of Regions, The Ukrainian Week (21 July 2012)
  8. ^ (in Ukrainian) Mayor Zaporozhye excluded from the Party of Regions, UNIAN (24 February 2014)
  9. ^ (in Ukrainian) Zaporizhia Mayor refused to resign at the request of Maidan, UNIAN (24 February 2014)
  10. ^ (in Ukrainian) "In Zaporizhia Maidan participants sealed the offices of Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration". UNIAN. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  11. ^ (in Ukrainian) In Zaporizhia registered 22 candidates for mayor, Слово і Діло (2 October 2015)
  12. ^ http://zpinfo.com.ua/en/pomoshchnik-vladimira-buryaka-nam-vse-ravno-kto-budet-nashim-opponentom-vo-2-ture&page=2
  13. ^ http://zpinfo.com.ua/en/podvedeny-itogi-vyborov-v-zaporozhskoy-oblasti
  14. ^ http://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ukrnews/1903688-local-elections-exit-polls-results-for-main-regions.html
  15. ^ http://elections.rbc.ua/ukr/news/rezultaty-vyborov-mera-zaporozhya-2015-itogi-1445790419.html
  16. ^ (in Ukrainian) CVU Chairman: Klitschko won the most votes among the mayors of cities, Espreso TV (18 November 2015)
    SUMMARY: Klitschko in the lead of Kyiv mayoral election, Filatov likely to become Dnipropetrovsk mayor – exit polls, Interfax-Ukraine (16 November 2015)

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