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The Governor of the City of Sevastopol (In Russian: Губернатор города Севастополя; In Ukrainian: Губернатор міста Севастополя) is head of the executive branch of the political system in the city of Sevastopol. The governor's office administers all city services, public property, police and fire protection, most public agencies, and enforces all city and state laws within Sevastopol.

Governor of the City of Sevastopol
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Dmitry Ovsyannikov

since 18 September 2017
Styleelected by deputies of Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol
Residence2 Lenin's Street, Sevastopol
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderPavel Pereleshin
FormationFebruary 7, 1872
WebsiteCity State Administration

The governor's office is located on Lenin Street. It has jurisdiction over all districts of Sevastopol. The governor appoints a large number of officials, including Directors who head city departments, and his or her deputy governors.

Prior to the annexation of Sevastopol by Russia, the city administrator was called the Chairman of Sevastopol City State Administration, and often[when?] referred to as the Mayor of Sevastopol[citation needed]. During this period in which Sevastopol functioned as a city with special status within Ukraine, the city administrator was appointed by the President of Ukraine.[1] Since the 2014 Crimean crisis, the status of the Crimea and of the city of Sevastopol is under dispute between Russia and Ukraine; Ukraine and the majority of the international community considers the Crimea and Sevastopol an integral part of Ukraine, while Russia, on the other hand, considers the Crimea and Sevastopol an integral part of Russia, with Sevastopol functioning as a federal city within the Southern Federal District.[2][3][4]

The first mayor was Vice Admiral Pavel Pereleshin, beginning in 1872. Pereleshin started the reconstruction of the city after the Crimean War.


List of GovernorsEdit

War/Military GovernorsEdit

Gradonachalnik (Chiefs of the City Municipality)Edit

First Secretaries of the City Committee of the Communist PartyEdit

  • 1917: Nikolai Pozharov
  • 1917–1918: Yuriy Gaven
  • 1918–1922: unknown
  • 1922–1924: Ivan Nosov
  • 1924–1930s: unknown
  •  ?–1937: Alexander Levitin
  • 1937–1938: Kiselyov
  • 1938–1940: unknown
  • 1940–1942: Boris Borisov
  • 1944–1954: unknown

Predsidatel Gorispolkoma (Chairman of the City Executive Committee)Edit

Burgermeister (under Nazi occupation)Edit

  • 1942: Madatov
  • 1942–1943: Supryagin

Soviet and Independent Ukrainian period (1954–2014)Edit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Contemporary Ukraine: Dynamics of Post-Soviet Transformation by Taras Kuzio, M.E. Sharpe, 1998, ISBN 978-0-7656-0224-4 (page 44)
  2. ^ Gutterman, Steve. "Putin signs Crimea treaty, will not seize other Ukraine regions". Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ Ukraine crisis timeline, BBC News
  4. ^ UN General Assembly adopts resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity, China Central Television (28 March 2014)
  5. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Russian) Меняйло утвержден губернатором Севастополя на фоне конфликта с Чалым (9 October 2014)
  6. ^ Acting from April 14, 2014 to October 9, 2014
  7. ^ Крымский федеральный округ включен в состав Южного федерального округа (in Russian). Interfax. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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