Viktor Yushchenko

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Viktor Andriiovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко, IPA: [ˈwiktor ɐnˈd⁽ʲ⁾r⁽ʲ⁾ijowɪtʃ ˈjuʃtʃenko] ; born 23 February 1954) is a Ukrainian politician who was the third president of Ukraine from 23 January 2005 to 25 February 2010. He aimed to orient Ukraine towards the West, European Union and NATO. Yushchenko's first career was in the banking industry. In 1993, he became governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, presiding over their response to hyperinflation and the introduction of a national currency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Yushchenko has received more than 3,440,512 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Viktor Yushchenko is the 782nd most popular politician (up from 816th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 27th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Viktor Yushchenko was the president of Ukraine from 2005 to 2010. He is most famous for being poisoned with dioxin in 2004 and nearly dying, but he survived and won the election in 2005.

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Among politicians, Viktor Yushchenko ranks 782 out of 19,576Before him are Alexander Lukashenko, John I of France, Edmund Burke, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Gyula Andrássy, and Islam Karimov. After him are Philip the Arab, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Amr ibn Hishām, Sariputta, Vladislaus II of Hungary, and Zewditu.

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Among people born in 1954, Viktor Yushchenko ranks 10Before him are François Hollande, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Hugo Chávez, Shinzō Abe, and Alexander Lukashenko. After him are Halimah Yacob, James Cameron, Sócrates, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Emir Kusturica, and Jean-Claude Juncker.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko ranks 24 out of 1,365Before him are Stanisław Lem (1921), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Stefania Turkewich (1898), and Anna Akhmatova (1889). After him are Leonid Kuchma (1938), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), and Vaslav Nijinsky (1889).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko ranks 11Before him are Stepan Bandera (1909), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), and Stanisław Leszczyński (1677). After him are Leonid Kuchma (1938), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Ivan Mazepa (1639), Moshe Sharett (1894), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), and Leonid Kravchuk (1934).