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Biography for Yulia Tymoshenko

First Name: Yulia
Last Name: Tymoshenko
Title: Leader
Organization: Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc
Country: Ukraine
Date of Birth: 27/11/1960
Place of Birth: Dnepropetrovsk
Spouses: Oleksandr Tymoshenko (current)
Children: Eugenia Tymoshenko (b. 1980) (female)
Education: After leaving the school in 1979, she joined the economic faculty of Dnepropetrovsk State University to study cybernetic engineering.27/11/1960
CV: In 1988 Yulia and her husband Oleksandr opened a public service enterprise, a video-renting shop, started with 5.000 of Soviet roubles they borrowed. The profits made from this first venture were used to open the video rentals chain.From 1989 till 1991 Yulia Tymoshenko worked as the business manager of the "Terminal" youth center of Dnepropetrovsk.In 1991 she became the managing director of the "Ukrainian Oil" corporation (UOC). The "Ukrainian Oil" Corporation has laid the foundation for the new company, "United Energy Systems of Ukraine" (UESU).In 1995 Yulia Tymoshenko became the president of UESU. In the end of 1996 Yulia Tymoshenko was nominated for the parliamentary election. She got 92,3% of votes in the majority constituency of the Kirovograd region.In 1997 Yulia Tymoshenko became the first deputy chief of the "Gromada" party.Since 1998 she was working as the chairman of the strategic committee on budgeting of the Parliament. In 1998 Yulia Tymoshenko becomes the deputy of the Parliament for the second time and again heads the Budget committee.In 1999 Yulia Tymoshenko became the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Batkivschina" ("Fatherland") party.On the December 30, 1999 Yulia Tymoshenko occupies the post of vice-Premier Minister responsible of the country's fuel and energy issues. On the January 19, 2001 Yulia Tymoshenko was dismissed from the post of vice-Premier Minister.On the 13th of February, 2001 she was arrested on the charges brought by the General Prosecutor's office. In March these charges were ruled unsubstantiated by the Court in Kiev and the arrest sanctions were called off.In 2001, the tense political situation resulted in Yulia Tymoshenko's initiative to create "National Rescue Forum" (NRF).In November of 2001 the member parties of NRF made a decision to rename "National Rescue Forum" as the "Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc". Leading it, Yulia Tymoshenko enters the Parliament elections in March of 2000. As a result, the Bloc gets over 20 chairs in Ukrainian Parliament and forms the faction of its own.In 2004 the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc announced a coalition "Power of the People" with the Victor Yuschenko's "Our Ukraine" bloc to support Yuschenko during the presidential elections in October.November of 2004. The second round of presidential elections caused the massive protest actions in Ukraine due to the cynical falsification of the elections' results. They became known to the entire world as the "Orange revolution" led by Yulia Tymoshenko as one of its heads.On February 4, 2005 the President Viktor Yuschenko presents Yulia Tymoshenko as the perspective Prime Minister to the Parliament. The new record was set: 373 members of Parliament voted in support of her and she became the head of the Government.In September 2005 Yulia Tymoshenko's team leaves the government, but continues to work on the perspective projects of the Ukraine's development.
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