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Leonid Kravchuk
Леонід Кравчук
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Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk in 2013
President of Ukraine
5th including Presidents in exile
In office
24 August 1991 – 19 July 1994
Acting: 24 August 1991 – 5 December 1991
Prime Minister Vitold Fokin
Valentyn Symonenko (Acting)
Leonid Kuchma
Yukhym Zvyahilsky (Acting)
Vitaliy Masol
Preceded by Mykola Plaviuk (as President-in-Exile)
Himself (as Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada)
Succeeded by Leonid Kuchma
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada|Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic3
In office
23 July 1990 – 5 December 1991
Preceded by Volodymyr Ivashko
Succeeded by Ivan Plyushch
Member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Ukraine
In office
4 June 1988 – 5 December 1990
People's Deputy of Ukraine
In office
15 May 1990 – 5 December 1991
Constituency Communist Party (until August 1991), Vinnytsia Oblast, District No.39
In office
25 September 1994 – 12 May 1998
Constituency Independent, Ternopil Oblast,
District No.364
In office
12 May 1998 – 14 May 2002
Constituency Social Democratic Party (united), No. 1
In office
14 May 2002 – 25 May 2006
Constituency Social Democratic Party (united), No. 5
Personal details
Born 10 January 1934 (1934-01-10) (age 86)
Żytyń Wielki, Rowno powiat, Wołyń Voivodeship, Poland
(since 1945 the town's official name is Velykyi Zhytyn and following independence it is part of Ukraine)
Nationality Ukrainian
Political party
Spouse(s) Antonina Mykhailivna Mishura
Children Oleksandr
Residence Koncha-Zaspa, Kiev, Ukraine
Alma mater Kiev State University (1958)
Academy of Social Sciences of CPSU (1970)
Occupation Politician
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2Mykola Plaviuk, the 4th President of Ukrainian People's Republic in exile terminated his authority on 22 August 1992 when he formally ceded his authority to Kravchuk recognizing Ukraine as a successor of the Ukrainian People's Republic.
3From July 23, 1990 to August 24, 1991, the office was known as the "Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR."

Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Макарович Кравчук; born 10 January 1934) is a Ukrainian politician. He was the first President of Ukraine from 5 December 1991, until his resignation on 19 July 1994.

He is also a former Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and People's Deputy of Ukraine serving in the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) faction.


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