— «I think that it is more difficult to devide Ukraine with each year»




Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko was born on February 23, 1954 in Khoruzhivka, Sumy Oblast in a family of teachers. His father – Andriy Andriyovych Yushchenko (1919-1992) was a front-line soldier and after the war he taught English at a local school. His mother – Varvara Tymofiyovna Yushchenko (1918-2005) was a professor of physics and mathematics.

Marital status: Married, has five children and four grandchildren: sons Andriy and Taras, daughters Vitalina, Sofia and Christina, grandchildren Yarynka, Adrian, Victor and Varvara.

His wife is Kateryna Mykhailivna Yushchenko.

Higher education. In 1975 he graduated from the Ternopil Finance and Economics Institute. Ph.D. in economics. Ph.D. thesis on "The development of supply and demand of money in Ukraine. Academician of National Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine, academician of Ukrainian Academy of Economic Cybernetics.

Work Experience and Socio-Political activities

1975 - Chief accountant assistant of "40 years of October" farm.
1975 - 1976 - Service in the Soviet Army (frontier troops, the Soviet-Turkish border near Leninakan).
1976 - 1985 - The Economist, Head of the Ulyanovsk department of the State Bank.
1985 - 1987 - Deputy Head of Ukrainian Republican Office of the State Bank.
1988 - 1990 - Head of Department, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Republican Agro-Industrial Bank of USSR.
1990 - 1993 - Deputy, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ukraine.
1993 - 1999 – Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine, Head of the National Bank of Ukraine.
1999 - 2001 - Prime Minister of Ukraine.
2001 - 2002 - Director of the Boris Yeltsin Ukrainian-Russian Institute of Management and Business.
2002 - January 2005 - People's Deputy of Ukraine, member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Human Rights, Ethnic Minorities and International Relations. Chairman of parliamentary faction "Our Ukraine" in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
2003 - January 2005 - Chairman of the Ukrainian public organization "Our Ukraine". Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the International Foundation "Ukraine 3000".
2004 - 2010 - President of Ukraine.
2010 - leader of a political party "Our Ukraine", the head of the President’s Viktor Yushchenko Institute.


Cavalier of the Order of Merit, III degree.
The title of "Honored Economist of Ukraine".
He was awarded the Honor of President of Ukraine.