Yuriy Smirnov (minister)
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Yuriy Oleksandrovych Smirnov
Юрій Олександрович Смирнов
|Minister of Internal Affairs|
26 March 2001 – 27 August 2003
|Preceded by||Yuriy Kravchenko|
|Succeeded by||Mykola Bilokon|
Yuriy Aleksandrovich Smirnov
August 17, 1948
Buy, Kostroma Oblast, Russian SFSR
|Alma mater||Kharkov Law University|
|Allegiance|| Soviet Union|
|Branch/service|| Soviet Army|
Militsiya of Ukraine
|Years of service||1970 - 2003|
|Rank||Colonel General of Militsiya|
|Commands||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Awards||Order of Merit, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class|
Yuriy Oleksandrovich Smirnov (Ukrainian: Юрій Олександрович Смирнов) (born 17 August 1948, Buy, Kostroma Oblast, Russia) is a Ukrainian politician. Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in 2001–2003. Colonel general of militsiya.
In 1970, he graduated from the Kharkov Law University with the specialty of law enforcement.
Smirnov worked in internal services after his army service. Since 1970 he worked in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. Held the positions of investigator, inspector, chief of departments and directorates in the Kharkov and Lugansk Oblasts.
Since 1997 — Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs for the Southeastern Region — chief of the MVS directorate in the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast.
Since May 2000 — Minister of Internal Affairs, chief of the Main Directorate of the MVS in Kiev.
26 March 2001 he was appointed as the Minister of Internal Affairs by the decree of the President of Ukraine. In 2001—2003 he was the interior minister of Ukraine. In 2003—2005 Smirnov was an adviser of the President, deputy of the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
Married, has two daughters.
| Minister of Internal Affairs