Valeriy Shmarov

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Valeriy Shmarov
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3rd Minister of Defence of Ukraine
In office
October 10, 1994 – July 8, 1996
Preceded by Vitalyi Radetskyi
Succeeded by Oleksandr Kuzmuk
Personal details
Born (1945-08-14) August 14, 1945 (age 70)
Zholoby village Tomashpilskyi Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Spouse(s) Olha Viktorovna
Relations married
Children Kateryna (1968)
Tymur (1972)
Alma mater Kiev University
Committees National Security and Defence (1998)
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Years of service July 1972 - May 1973

Valeriy Shmarov (Ukrainian: Валерій Миколайович Шмаров) is a Ukrainian politician.[1] From October 10, 1994 to July 8, 1996 was the third Minister of Defence of Ukraine.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Shmarov was born on 14 August 1945, village Zholoby, Vinnytsia Oblast. Education: Kyiv College of Information Systems and Technologies (radio mechanic, 1966), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (economist, 1972).[4]

In 1966-1987 he worked at Kiev Radio Factory in positions from a regulator of radio equipment to a Production Director. He participated in the creation of control systems of several generations of strategic missiles and spacecrafts, including the complex "Energia-Buran".[5]

In 1988-1992 he was a director of Zhulyany Machine-Building Plant which produces controlled surface-to-air missile for S-300 systems.[5][6]

In 1992-1993 he was a First Deputy Director General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine. He participated in the development and implementation of the National Space Program of Ukraine.[7]

In 1993-1995 he was a Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine on issues of military-industrial complex of Ukraine.

In 1994-1996 he was a Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

From 1997 he is a Honorary President of the Association of Aviation Enterprises of Ukraine "Ukraviaprom".[8]

In 1998-2002 he was a People's Deputy of Ukraine. A member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on defense and security.[1]

From 2002 he is a member of Presidium of Aerospace Society of Ukraine.[9]

In 2002-2005 he was a Director General of the State company of export and import of products and services for military and special purposes "Ukrspetsexport".[10]

From 1998 Shmarov works at the National Aviation University as associate professor, then professor, and director of the Aerospace Institute of National Aviation University (from 2005 to present).[5]

Doctor of Technical Sciences (2006), professor (2004).[4] The author of more than 40 scientific publications and of 3 patents. Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Astronomical School's Report.[11]

Awards[edit]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vitalyi Radetskyi
Minister of Defence
1994-1996
Succeeded by
Oleksandr Kuzmuk