Valentyna Shevchenko (politician)

Valentyna Semenivna Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Валентина Семенівна Шевченко; 12 March 1935 – 3 February 2020) was the Chairperson of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR.


Shevchenko was born the daughter of a miner, Semen Solianyk, in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Soviet Union.

From 1975 to 1985, Shevchenko was deputy chairperson of the Supreme Council Presidium of the Ukrainian SSR. After the death of Oleksiy Vatchenko, she began acting as the chairwoman until her official appointment on petition of Volodymyr Shcherbitsky.

In 1989 Shevchenko refused to sign prohibition against the People's Movement of Ukraine.

From September 1997 on she was the honorary president of the National Fund of social defence of mothers and children: "Ukraine – children".

Shevchenko died on 3 February 2020 at the age of 84.[1]

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  1. ^ Kartasheva, Antonina (3 February 2020). "Умерла председатель бывшего президиума ВС УССР" (in Russian). Украинские Национальные Новости. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Oleksiy Vatchenko
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR
Succeeded by
Vladimir Ivashko