First Name: Viktor
Date of Birth: 09/07/1950
Place of Birth
: Yenakiyevo, Donetsk
Spouses: Lyudmyla Oleksandrivna
Children: Two sons: Oleksandr, a dentist, and Viktor, a student of Donetsk National University.
Education: Graduate of Donetsk Polytechnical Institute (now Donetsk State Technical University)MA in international law from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade
Hobbies: He plays tennis, likes hunting, pigeon-breeding.
CV: 1969 Gas-fitter in the Yenakiyevo metallurgical worksA mechanic at a motor enterprise General Director of the Production Association "Donbastransremont," "Ukrvuglepromtrans" and Donetsk Regional Territorial Association of Motor Transport.1996 Deputy chairman then vice-chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration1997-2002 Chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration, a deputy of Donetsk Regional Rada and Chairman of Donetsk Regional Rada.21 Nov 2002-2004 Appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine2004 Participated in the Ukrainian presidential elections but lost to the opposition candidate Viktor Yuschenko2006 Leading the Party of Regions in the 2006 Parliamentary Election