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Leonid Kuchma

Leonid KuchmaAKA Leonid Danylovych Kuchma

Born: 9-Aug-1938
Birthplace: Chaiknye, Chernihiv, Ukraine

Gender: Male
Religion: Russian Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Ukraine
Executive summary: President of Ukraine, 1994-2004

Kuchma was an engineer at Baikonur station, rising to senior management. In 1990 he ran for Ukrainian parliament, and became Prime Minister in 1992, and succesfully ran for President in 1994. His administration was plagued with corruption scandals, and allegations exist that he was involved in the 2000 killing of journalist Georgiy Gongadze (he denies this).

Father: Danilo Kuchma (d. 1944, war)
Mother: Praskovya
Wife: Lydmila Tumanova (one daughter)

    University: Rocket Engineering, Dnipropetrovsk University (1960)
    Professor: Dnipropetrovsk State University (1992-)

    President of Ukraine 1994-2004
    Prime Minister of Ukraine 1992-1993


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