Leopold Taburyanskiy

Leopold Taburyanskiy

Ukrainian politician.
Date of Birth: 22.07.1940
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Leopold Taburiansky
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Political Career

Biography of Leopold Taburiansky

Leopold Taburiansky was a Ukrainian political figure who played a significant role in Ukrainian politics during the early 1990s. He was born on July 22, 1940, in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Early Life and Career

After graduating from the Dnipropetrovsk Industrial Technical College in 1958, Taburiansky served in the military. He then worked as an electrician, chief energy engineer, and deputy director at the Komsomol and Kirov mines.

In 1987, Taburiansky was elected president of the "Olimp" syndicate and the "Son" association of farming households. His political career took off when he ran as an independent candidate in the Petrovsky electoral district during the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on March 4, 1990, which resulted in his victory with 64.05% of the votes.

Political Career

Taburiansky joined the opposition faction "Narodna Rada" (People's Council) in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament). On September 27, 1991, he founded the People's Party of Ukraine, becoming its leader. He also participated in the presidential elections on December 1, 1991, where he finished last with 182,713 votes (0.57%).

In 1992, Taburiansky faced attempts to remove him from the presidency of "Olimp." However, he managed to retain his position with the support of the collective. In the 1994 parliamentary elections, he failed to secure a seat in the parliament. Tragically, on June 28, 1994, his youngest son, Ruslan, was found murdered. The initial investigation yielded no results, and a second investigation commenced in 2000.

Taburiansky continued to be involved in political activities, participating as an independent candidate in the parliamentary elections on March 29, 1998, where he ranked 6th out of 17 candidates in the 24th electoral district. He actively protested against the government of President Kuchma and signed the joint declaration of the Civil Committee for the Defense of the Constitution on December 15, 2000. On January 13, 2001, Taburiansky became the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional branch of the Civil Committee for the Defense of the Constitution.

During the parliamentary elections on March 31, 2002, Taburiansky once again ran as an independent candidate in the 24th electoral district, finishing 3rd out of 8 candidates with 18,104 votes (16.74%). Despite his earlier accomplishments, Taburiansky's political influence gradually diminished after facing setbacks such as the murder of his son, electoral defeats, and the deregistration of the People's Party.

Currently, Taburiansky's contributions and involvement in Ukrainian politics have significantly reduced, and he remains on the sidelines of the Ukrainian political stage.