Vasil Oleksandrovych Volga (Ukrainian: Василь Олександрович Волга) (born March 5, 1968 in Sievierodonetsk, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian politician and leader of the Ukrainian political party Union of Leftists.
Volga was a candidate in the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election, nominated by the non-governmental organization "Public Control", of which he has been chair since 2000. Born in 1968 he was one of the youngest presidential candidates. From 1997 to 2000 he was chair of the International Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs. The major thesis of his program is great attention to public control of governmental organizations achieved by the creation of labor unions and advisory panels in these organizations.
Volha was detained on July 19, 2011 and charged with bribe taking and 2 months later for embezzlement. He was dismissed by President Yanukovych from the post of the head of the state commission for financial service markets regulation on July 25, 2011. Volha was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on 24 September 2012.
- Four parties unite to participate in presidential election, Interfax-Ukraine (September 14, 2009)
- (Ukrainian) Ліві об'єдналися в нову партію "Союз лівих сил", NEWSru.ua (December 8, 2007)
- (Russian) Short bio, Liga.net
- Yanukovych dismisses Volha as head of financial service markets regulator, Kyiv Post (July 25, 2011)
- Ex-head of financial service markets regulator Volha gets new lawyer, Kyiv Post (August 26, 2011)
- Another criminal case opened against former head of financial service markets watchdog Volha, Kyiv Post (September 13, 2011)
- Volha says he was offered freedom in exchange for pleading guilty, Kyiv Post (September 21, 2011)
- Volha should not have been dismissed before proven guilty, says his party, Interfax-Ukraine (July 25, 2011)
- (Ukrainian) ВОЛГУ ЗАСУДИЛИ ДО 5 РОКІВ, Ukrayinska Pravda (24 September 2012)
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