Yuriy Karmazin

Yuriy Karmazin

Ukrainian politician, judge, Doctor of Science in philosophy, academician.
Date of Birth: 21.09.1957
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Yuriy Karmazin
  2. Early Career
  3. Political Career
  4. Recent Activities
  5. Philanthropy
  6. Family and Honors

Biography of Yuriy Karmazin

Yuriy Karmazin is a Ukrainian politician, judge, doctor of philosophy, and academic. He was born on September 21, 1957, in Zvenigorodka, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR.

Yuriy Karmazin

Early Career

After working for two years at a household appliances combine in Smela, Karmazin entered Odessa State University in 1976 to study law. By 1980, he was already working as an assistant prosecutor in the Central District of Odessa. In 1982, Karmazin was appointed as an assistant prosecutor in Odessa Oblast. After two years in this position, he became the deputy special prosecutor in Odessa. From 1985 to 1992, he served as a prosecutor in the Primorsky District of Odessa. In 1993, he was elected as a judge of the Odessa Regional Court.

Yuriy Karmazin

Political Career

In the early 1990s, Karmazin began participating in politics. He was elected as a member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian parliament) in 1994, representing the Primorsky district with 60.29% of the votes in the second round. Since then, he has fully dedicated himself to politics. In the parliamentary elections of 1998, he was re-elected to the Verkhovna Rada.

On May 22, 1999, Karmazin was elected as the leader of the Party of the Fatherland Defense, a position he still holds today. Later that same year, he participated in the first round of the presidential elections, ranking 10th out of 13 candidates with 90,793 votes (0.35%).

In the winter of 2000-2001, Karmazin actively participated in the "Ukraine Without Kuchma" campaign. In 2002, he served as the lawyer for Russian entrepreneur Konstantin Grigorishin. In the parliamentary elections on March 31, 2002, he was elected as a deputy of the Ukrainian parliament for the third time.

Recent Activities

In 2014, after the change of power in Ukraine, Karmazin made accusations against President Petro Poroshenko for his alleged illegal election. He also accused Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and several other politicians of corruption.

In November 2015, Karmazin joined the leadership of the "Radical Right Forces" movement, which organized an anti-government protest in February 2016. However, the protests ended by the end of the month.

In January 2018, Karmazin held a press conference where he presented documents allegedly confirming a connection between the company ICU and American financier Elliot Broidy, who was the deputy chairman of Donald Trump's inauguration committee. ICU denied these claims and filed a defamation lawsuit against Karmazin.


From 1987 to 1991, Karmazin provided significant legal assistance and premises for several charitable institutions of the first non-governmental charitable organization in the USSR, the Dr. F.P. Haas Social Assistance Fund.

Family and Honors

Karmazin is married and has two daughters. He has received numerous honors, including being recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer of Ukraine (1996), a State Counselor of Justice III class, and an Honorary Worker of the Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.