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Viktor Yanukovych

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych

Profession: President of Ukraine

Nationality:
Ukraine
Ukrainian

Why Famous: Yanukovych served as President of Ukraine from 2010 until his ouster in the 2014 revolution.

His refusal to sign an economic agreement with the European Union in favor of a new treaty with Russia led to widespread protests. During February 2014 the protests in Kiev turned violent, and then into a revolution, culminating in his ouster by the Ukrainian Parliament on 22 February.

He then fled Ukraine and since his removal he has resided in Russia. Vladimir Putin has reportedly given him Russian citizenship by secret decree.

Born: July 9, 1950
Birthplace: Yenakiyevo, Ukraine, Soviet Union
Age: 69 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

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Events in the Life of Viktor Yanukovych

  • 2014-02-18 Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 begins as protesters, riot police and unknown shooters take part in violent events in the capital, Kiev, culminating after five days in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych
  • 2014-02-22 Viktor Yanukovych is ousted as President of Ukraine by the parliament following the Euromaidan revolution

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