Mykola Azarov, born 17 December 1947, is a Ukrainian politician who has been the Prime Minister of Ukraine since 2010. He was the First Vice Prime Minister and Finance Minister from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2006 to 2007. Azarov also served ex officio as an acting Prime Minister in the First Yanukovych Government when Viktor Yanukovych ran for president at first and then upon resignation of his government.
Following the victory of Viktor Yanukovych in the 2010 presidential election, Azarov succeeded Yanukovych as leader of the Party of Regions.
In December, 2012 Mykola Azarov counted 33 980 UAH of a salary, that is 4252 $ in an equivalent. finance.ua
Opposition of Ukraine very often criticizes Mykola Azarov’s activity, and also him as a Prime Minister. One of occasions for Azarov’s criticism is his bad knowledge of a state language.
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