President of Crimea

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President of Autonomous Republic of Crimea
Президент Республіки Крим
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Yuriy Meshkov
Appointer Direct popular vote
Formation 16 February 1994
First holder Yuriy Meshkov
Final holder Yuriy Meshkov
Abolished 17 March 1995
Succession Vice-Prime Minister of Crimea
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of Crimea

Republic of Crimea (within Russia)

Autonomous Republic of Crimea (within Ukraine)

See also
Political status of Crimea
Politics of Russia
Politics of Ukraine

The President of the Republic of Crimea (Ukrainian: Президент Республіки Крим; Russian: Президент Республики Крым) was the head of the state of the Republic of Crimea, Ukraine from February 16, 1994 to the time of its liquidation on March 17, 1995.[1][2] The post was liquidated as it disagrees with the Constitution of Ukraine.[citation needed]

The first round of voting in the Crimean presidential elections was held on January 16, 1994, and on January 30, the second round was held. With 72.9% of the vote,[3][4] the pro-Russian politician Yuriy Meshkov was declared the winner. He was the only person to hold the post of President of the Republic of Crimea.


  1. Laws of Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada law No. 93/95-вр: On the termination of the Constitution and some laws of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Adopted on 1995-03-17. (Ukrainian)
  2. "On the President of the Republic of Crimea". Verkhovna Rada of Crimea (in Russian). Laws of Ukraine. Retrieved 2009-01-07.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Russians in the Former Soviet Republics by Pål Kolstø, Indiana University Press, 1995, ISBN 0253329175 (page 194)
  4. "New developments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine" (PDF). Assembly of WEU. 4 December 2001. p. 24. Retrieved 2007-08-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>