Leonid Kuchma

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Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (Ukrainian: Леоні́д Дани́лович Ку́чма; born 9 August 1938) is a Ukrainian politician who was the second President of independent Ukraine from 19 July 1994 to 23 January 2005. Kuchma's presidency was surrounded by numerous corruption scandals and the lessening of media freedoms. After a successful career in the machine-building industry of the Soviet Union, Kuchma began his political career in 1990, when he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament); he was re-elected in 1994. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Kuchma has received more than 377,300 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Leonid Kuchma is the 1,610th most popular politician (down from 1,347th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 48th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Leonid Kuchma is most famous for being the president of Ukraine from 1994 to 2005. He was in office when the country became independent from the Soviet Union.

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Among politicians, Leonid Kuchma ranks 1,610 out of 15,710Before him are Maria Josepha of Austria, Constantine X Doukas, Vladimir II Monomakh, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Louise Mountbatten, and Soong Mei-ling. After him are Ricimer, Cao Rui, Sasaki Kojirō, Karađorđe, Kamehameha I, and Charles-Henri Sanson.

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Among people born in 1938, Leonid Kuchma ranks 26Before him are Bernie Madoff, Paul Verhoeven, Liv Ullmann, Natalie Wood, Giuliano Gemma, and Mireille Darc. After him are Albert Fert, Kenny Rogers, Otto Rehhagel, Bounnhang Vorachith, Heinz Fischer, and Donald Knuth.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma ranks 51 out of 913Before him are Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), Anne of Kiev (1025), Vasily Grossman (1905), Moshe Sharett (1894), and Vladimir II Monomakh (1053). After him are Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Levi Eshkol (1895), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Isaac Babel (1894), Symon Petliura (1879), and Anton Makarenko (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma ranks 19Before him are Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Ivan Mazepa (1639), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), Moshe Sharett (1894), and Vladimir II Monomakh (1053). After him are Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Levi Eshkol (1895), Symon Petliura (1879), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), and Yulia Tymoshenko (1960).