Oleksandr Feldman

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Oleksandr Feldman

Oleksandr Borisovich Feldman (born 6 January 1960 in Kharkiv) is a Ukrainian businessman and politician, financier of education, and one of the community leaders of the Ukrainian Jewish community.

He is a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and president of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee.[1] Feldman is also a co-founder of the Institute of Human Rights and the Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia.[2]

Feldman first entered the Ukrainian parliament after winning a single-member district located in Kharkiv during the 2002 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[3] In parliament he joined the United Ukraine faction and when that party merged with Batkivshchyna Feldman joined this party too.[3][4][5][6]

Batkivshchyna was a part of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc during the 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary election and 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election Feldman was re-eleted into parliament on a party ticket of this bloc of political parties.[3][7] He also was of its Kharkiv regional party organization.[3] In March 2011 Feldman left the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc faction in parliament and joined the Party of Regions.[3] He did so citing to much influence of nationalism in the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc.[3]

In the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election Feldman won a parliamentary seat in a single-member district located in Kharkiv for Party of Regions.[3]

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Feldman as an independent candidate won the same single-member district as in 2012 with 64.94% of the votes.[8][3]

Feldman joined the party Our Land in August 2015.[9]