Oleksandr Mykolayovych Rzhavsky – politician, candidate for the presidency of Ukraine in 1999 and 2004, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the III convocation.
He has a Facebook page.
Oleksandr Rzhavsky was born on January 30, 1959, in the city of Kramatorsk, Ukraine.
He studied at a secondary school, graduated from a music school in piano, and played in the school ensemble.
He became a candidate master of sports in swimming.
In 1976 he left for Odessa, where, after a year of study at the Odessa Higher Marine Engineering School, he got a job as a sailor on the fishing trawler “Antarctica”.
A year later he was drafted into the army.
Married before enlistment.
After demobilization, he worked as a grinder.
From 1980-to 1981 he was a foreman at vocational school No. 68, since 1981 he was an electrician at the Kramatorsk Heavy Machine Tool Plant.
From 1981-to 1984, he was a coal miner at the Yanovskaya Mine Administration of the Donbassanthracite Production Association, Krasny Luch, Luhansk Region.
After a leg injury, he left the mine and went to work as a procurer in the Anthracite City Consumer Society.
In 1985, Oleksandr Rzhavsky entered the Poltava Cooperative Institute, graduating in 1991.
Became an economist.
In 1989 he registered the first private enterprise in Ukraine.
From 1989-1996 – President of the production cooperative association “Coral”, scientific and production company “Coral”, the private company “Coral”, JSC “Industrial Group” Coral “”, Krasny Luch.
One of the directions is the development of machines for the production of building materials, for which three design bureaus were opened.
Since 1996 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of Montazhspetsbank.
Then he headed the JSCB “Coral-bank”.
In 1997 he founded the public organization “United Family”.
In 1998 Oleksandr Rzhavsky was elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
In February 1999, the United Family was transformed into a political party, the All-Ukrainian Association United Family, and Oleksandr Rzhavsky was elected it’s head.
In this capacity, on October 31, 1999, he participated in the first round of the presidential elections.
On the eve of the parliamentary elections on March 31, 2002, Oleksandr Rzhavsky initiated the creation of an electoral bloc “For Yushchenko!”.
He also headed the electoral list of the bloc registered on January 11, 2002, leaving Yushchenko without first place.
However, after a lawsuit by Viktor Yushchenko himself, who had already topped the list of Our Ukraine Bloc, on February 14 of the same year, the For Yushchenko! was deregistered.
On October 31, 2004, Oleksandr Rzhavsky participated in the first round of the presidential elections.
In the parliamentary elections on March 26, 2006, Rzhavsky spoke at number 1 on the electoral list of the Sun Block of Non-Party Party, which did not overcome the 3% threshold.
In 2006, the head of the Kyiv city state administration, Leonid Chernovetsky, offered Oleksandr Rzhavsky to become first his adviser, and then his deputy for housing and communal services.
On July 28, 2007, Rzhavsky got into an accident, underwent several operations, and retired from active political activity for the recovery period.
How Oleksandr Rzhavsky died
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin staged a full-scale open war against Ukraine, and Russian occupying forces invaded Ukrainian territories.
On March 27, 2022, Oleksandr Rzhavsky, who remained in his house in the city of Bucha, Kyiv region, was shot dead by a Russian occupier. This was told by the daughters of Oleksandr Rzhavsky Yulia and Alice.
“But already on March 27, the irreparable happened. Russian scum entered the house and, at gunpoint, begged for a bottle of wine, they gave him alcohol (like food and phones earlier), so that he left and did not return. However, this Russian scum wanted not only to drink but also blood. He kept at gunpoint and my aunt, who ran to the aid of my dad, her younger brother, but it was too late, ”the post on Rzhavsky’s Facebook page says.
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