Olexander Razumkov

Olexander Razumkov was born on April 17, 1959 in Berdychiv, Zhytomyr region. He graduated from the secondary school with a gold medal. He worked as a tool maker in Berdychiv machine-tool plant "Komsomolets". In 1977 he enrolled in the Department of the International Relations and International Law of Kyiv State University of Taras Shevchenko and graduated from the university in 1982.

1982–1985 — lecture of the department of propaganda and cultural work of the Dnipropetrovsk regional committee of Komsomol of Ukraine.

1985–1990 — head of department of ideological work in the Central Committee of Komsomol of Ukraine.

1990–1994 — head of the secretariat of the parliamentary committee on youth.

July 1994 – December 1995 — First Assistant, leader of assistants and consultants group of the President of Ukraine.

In December 1995 Razumkov publicly expressed his disagreement with the style and system of informing the President of Ukraine and voluntarily resigned from his post.

January 1996 – June 1997 — he was a head of expert council of the Ukrainian Center for Economic and Political Studies.

In June 1997, after the proposal of the President of Ukraine he returned to work in public bodies.

June 3, 1997 – October 29, 1999 — Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defebse Council of Ukraine. At the same time he continued to lead the council of experts of the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies.

From December 1997 — Head of the Ukrainian part of the strategic group for Ukraine-Russia relations.

In 1998, Olexander Razumkov was awarded the nominal firearm for significant contribution to strengthening the national security of Ukraine by the President of Ukraine and the Minister of Defense of Ukraine.

Olexander Razumkov died on October 29, 1999. He had two sons.

On October 24, 2000 the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies was named after Olexander Razumkov by the decision of the founders of the Ukrainian think tank.