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Leonid (Danilovich) Kuchma - Early life, Political career, Post-Presidency, Policiticians closely associated with Kuchma, Related Literature

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Ukrainian prime minister (1992–3) and president (1994–2004), born in Chernigov Region, N Ukraine. Educated at Dniepropetrovsk, he worked as an engineer and designer before becoming a Communist party official and director-general of production at a machine factory (1960–92). He was prime minister and a people's deputy before being elected president.

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