Serhiy Taruta

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Serhiy Taruta

Serhiy Taruta (Ukrainian: Сергій Олексійович Тарута, Russian: Сергей Алексеевич Тарута, tr. Sergei Alekseyevich Taruta, born 22 July 1955 in Vynohradne, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian politician and current member of the Ukrainian parliament,[1] Ukrainian businessman,[2][3][4] sometimes called an oligarch,[5] founder of Industrial Union of Donbas,[6][7] former[8][not in citation given] President of FC Metalurh Donetsk,[9] and the former governor of Donetsk Oblast.[10][11]

According to Forbes magazine, he ranks among the richest people in the world, with his estimated wealth being over 2.7 billion US dollars (2008).[12][13]

Biography[edit]

Taruta was born in Mariupol in 1955 and was a successful cyclist in his youth; he later claimed that he rode an average of 120 kilometres a day.[14] He studied at Priazovskiy Derzhavniy Technical University[15] before going on to work at the large Ukrainian metal plant, Azovstal.[14]

Business career[edit]

In 1995, Serhiy Taruta left Azovstal for "Azovintex", a foreign trade company he co-founded. In December, 1995 Serhiy Taruta was appointed the CEO of the Industrial Union of Donbass Corporation (ISD Corporation), which he co-founded. Between 2001 and 2014 Serhiy Taruta served as the Chairman of the Board of ISD Corporation.[16][not in citation given]

Political career[edit]

In 1998 and 2002 Serhiy Taruta was elected a member of the Donetsk Regional City Council for Telmanovsky electoral district, Donetsk Region.[citation needed]

On 2 March 2014, amidst the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov appointed Taruta Governor of Donetsk Oblast.[17] On 10 October 2014, President Petro Poroshenko fired Taruta from office,[18][19] replacing him with Oleksandr Kikhtenko.[20][21]

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Taruta as an independent candidate won a single-member district in Mariupol with 60.00% of the votes and is thus a member of the Ukrainian parliament since 27 November 2014.[22][1]

Serhiy Taruta leads the Group for Inter-parliamentary Ties between Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Germany.[23]

Serhiy Taruta is the Head of the Sub-Committee for Protection of Historic and Cultural Heritage of the Parliamentary Committee for Culture and Spiritual Affairs.[24]

Serhiy Taruta is the co-chair of the Parliamentary Platform for the Future of Donbass, a body aiming to develop new legislative initiatives that would help solve the problems related to reintegration of occupied territories of the region. [25]

Serhiy Taruta is the author of the "Three pillars" peace plan for Donbass,[26] and he also came forward with the idea of creating the "Vienna Format" for Donbass peace talks.[27]

Serhiy Taruta led the group of developers of "Sustainable Development Doctrine Ukraine 2030". [28] Serhiy Taruta is a founder of "Osnova" political party.[29]

Private life[edit]

Serhiy Taruta is married with two daughters.[citation needed]

Serhiy Taruta is an avid cyclist and mountain climber, as well as a prolific antiquities’ collector (Cucuteni-Trypillian and Scythian periods).[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

Serhiy Taruta was conferred the Order for the Service to Homeland of III (2006) and II degrees (2009), as well as the Order of St.Ann, II degree.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Candidates and winner for the seat in constituency 58 in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, RBK Ukraine
  2. ^ "Ukrainian oligarchs and businessmen speak in support of Ukrainian unity as Russia commences invasion of Crimea". Euromaidan Press. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  3. ^ 2014-03-03T10:23+02:00 10:23 03.03.2014. "Businessman Taruta replaces Donetsk Regional Administration head Shyshatsky". en.interfax.com.ua. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  4. ^ "IX European Economic Congress - Poland, Katowice May 10-12 2017". eecpoland.eu. 1955-07-22. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  5. ^ Luke Harding (25 April 2014). "The billionaire parachuted in to run Ukraine's most troubled region". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Roman Olearchik (March 2, 2014). "Akhmetov joins Ukraine oligarchs in pledging to protect homeland". Financial Times. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ukraine: Are oligarch appointments at odds with new sense of fairness?". The Guardian. March 8, 2014. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Донецкий футбольный клуб "Металлург" прекратил свое существование - Футбол: деловой новостной сайт Дело Украина". Delo.ua. 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Business model of Yatsenyuk is to build oligarchic corporation out of Ukraine". Voice of Russia. March 4, 2014. Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ Andrew Roth (March 7, 2014). "Ukrainian Officials in East Act to Blunt Pro-Russian Forces". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ Alexander Techinsky (July 1, 2008). "In Pictures: The Billionaires Of Eastern Europe". Forbes. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  14. ^ a b "Сергей Тарута. История бизнесмена-мечтателя". forbes.net.ua. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  15. ^ "Тарута Сергей". ЛІГА.Досье. Retrieved 2016-01-11. 
  16. ^ "Сергей Тарута. История бизнесмена-мечтателя". forbes.net.ua. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  17. ^ Andrew E. Kramer (March 2, 2014). "Ukraine Turns to Its Oligarchs for Political Help". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ Login (2014-10-10). "Sources: Poroshenko fires Taruta as Donetsk Oblast governor". KyivPost. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  19. ^ Putin and Poroshenko to meet in Milan - Deutsche Welle, 11 October 2014
  20. ^ Petro Poroshenko presented new Head of Donetsk RSA Oleksandr Kikhtenko - Press office of President of Ukraine, 10 October 2014
  21. ^ Ukraine president replaces Donetsk governor with hardline general - Business Insider, 10 October 2014
  22. ^ CEC registers 357 newly elected deputies of 422, National Radio Company of Ukraine (25 November 2014)
    Parliament to form leadership and coalition on November 27, UNIAN (26 November 2014)
  23. ^ "Офіційний портал Верховної Ради України". w1.c1.rada.gov.ua. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  24. ^ "Офіційний портал Верховної Ради України". w1.c1.rada.gov.ua. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  25. ^ 2016-10-31T18:27+02:00 18:27 31.10.2016 (2016-10-31). "Тарута: парламентская платформа "Будущее Донбасса" - это шаг к реинтеграции региона". Interfax.com.ua. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  26. ^ "Мирный план для Донбасса — Три основы: Легитимность — Безопасность — Доверие - Внутренняя политика Украины – аналитика, статьи, эксклюзивы". zn.ua. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  27. ^ "Тарута предложил альтернативу Минскому формату | NewsONE". newsone.ua. 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  28. ^ "Presentation of Sustainable Development Doctrine “Ukraine 2030” | Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". kpi.ua. 2017-05-25. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 
  29. ^ "Тарута заявил о создании новой партии | Украинская правда". pravda.com.ua. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2017-09-06. 

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