Vladimir Konstantinov (politician)

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Vladimir Konstatinov
Влади́мир Константи́нов
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Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea
In office
17 March 2010 – 15 March 2014 (dissolved by Verkhovna Rada)
17 March 2014 (de facto Council renames itself State Council)
Preceded by Anatoliy Hrytsenko
Succeeded by Post liquidated[nb 1] (de jure)
Himself as Chairman of the State Council (de facto)
Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea (de facto)
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 March 2014
Personal details
Born (1956-11-19) 19 November 1956 (age 58)
Vladimirovca, Moldavian SSR
(now Transnistria)
Political party Party of Regions (until 7 April 2014)
United Russia (since 7 April 2014)[2]

Vladimir Andreyevich Konstatinov (Russian: Влади́мир Андре́евич Константи́нов, Ukrainian: Володимир Андрійович Константинов; born November 19, 1956) is a Crimean politician and was from 17 March 2010 until 15 March 2014 the Chairman of the Supreme Council in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

On March 5, 2014, the Shevchenko district court of Kyiv ruled on the detention of the self-proclaimed leaders Sergey Aksyonov and Vladimir Konstantinov.[3] The Security Service of Ukraine was charged to bring them to court.[3] On March 15, 2014 Ukrainian parliament dissolved the Supreme Council of Crimea[1][4][5]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Vladimirovca in the Moldavian SSR (present-day Transnistria) on November 19, 1956. In 1973, he graduated from Nauchnenskaya secondary school of Bakhchysarai Raion. He is a graduate of Simferopol branch of Sevastopol instrument-making institute, majoring in industrial and civil engineering. From 1979 to 1981 he served in the military service in the Armed Forces of USSR. He holds numerous awards and merits including the “Honored builder of Ukraine.”[6]

Bank Loans[edit]

Volodymyr Konstantinov owes approximately $130 million to the Ukrainian banks.

Political career[edit]

He served as Deputy of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea 1998-2002.

Alleged criminal involvement[edit]

Andriy Senchenko, member of Verkhovna Rada from Batkivshchyna party, has alleged that Vladimir Konstatinov has been involved in fraudulent real estate transactions and that he has worked since the 1990s with Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov,[7] who Senchenko alleged to be a member of organized crime.[8][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On March 15, 2014 Ukrainian parliament dissolved the Supreme Council of Crimea[1]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Anatoliy Hrytsenko
Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Post liquidated
Preceded by
Post created
Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea
2014–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent