Svyatoslav Vakarchuk( The leader of the group 'Okean Elzy')
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Biography Svyatoslav Vakarchuk
Place of birth, education. Born in Lviv. He has two higher education (a theoretical physicist and economist and international affairs), obtained in the I. Franko Lviv National University. He defended his PhD thesis on "Supersymmetry of electrons in an electromagnetic field.
Creativity and Politics. Several years he taught at the Lviv I. Franko State University. Since 1994 - frontman "Okean Elzy", perhaps, the most popular team in Ukraine, well known and outside the country (even in Russia, despite the Ukrainian-lyrics). Until the election of S. Vakarchuk people's deputy has toured extensively both in Ukraine and abroad.
Band discography. Albums: "Tam de nas nema (1998)," Yananeb? Buv "(2000)," Model "(2001)," Supersimetr? "I" (2003), "TV? Th format" (2003), "Gloria" (2005), "1221" (greatest hits album, 2006), "M?" Dr. "(2007). Singles: "Budynok W? п¦п¦п¦п¦" (1996), "Cold" (2002), 911 (Pacific Ocean) "(2004)," цLц©цLцЁц+ "(2004)," Happy? Chasi "(2006).
. The team has repeatedly won the title of "best band", repeatedly recognized his best songs and video.
. In 2004, S. Vakarchuk took an active part in the "Orange Revolution", has publicly showed support for the opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko.
. After the victory of Yushchenko in the elections, in 2005, S. Vakarchuk became an adviser to the President of Ukraine
. A Goodwill Ambassador for the UN engaged in social projects aimed at combating trafficking. Actively engaged in charity.
. In the early parliamentary elections in 2007 went under? 15 in the list of pro-presidential bloc Our Ukraine - People's Self-Defense ", actively supported the appearance of the socially responsible policies and politicians
. Received in November 2007, the first mandate of the People's Deputy, was a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of expression and information.
. For several years the magazine "Correspondent" S. Vakarchuk enrolls one hundred most influential people of Ukraine - as frontman of the most popular rock groups, and citizens with an active life position.
. September 11, 2008 First People's Deputy Vakarchuk filed in the Office of the Parliament a statement of resignation of the office of deputy
. "This decision was the result of heavy thinking for several months and it seems to me an honest step towards the voters" - he said.
. According to the MP, the composition of the Verkhovna Rada of VI convocation has not fulfilled its primary role - to build Ukraine as a European state "
. "Continuous inter-and intra-party disputes, which penetrate those who must maintain Ukraine as a modern state forward, demoralized society within the country and undermine its authority from the outside" - he said.
. S. Vakarchuk believes that the political life of the country "has narrowed to a ruthless struggle for power against national interests"
. "Under such circumstances, the only way to be yourself - is to get out", - considers the People's Deputy.
MP thanked the voters for their confidence and said that did not consider entering politics as a step in his career, singer. S. Vakarchuk also said that he was returning to an active social life.
Family Ties. Musician married.
Father - Ivan Vakarchuk, December 2007 - Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in the second government of Yulia Tymoshenko, until then, since 1990, was rector of the Lviv State University.
Hobbies. He is fond of Japanese culture. Favorite writers - Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami. Among the favorite bands - "The Beatles", "Rolling Stones", "Queen", "Pink Floyd".