First Lady of Ukraine: Who is Maryna Poroshenko and what does she do

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Doctor, Art expert, supportive wife and mother – it is all about Maryna Poroshenko
10:09, 19 April 2019

112 Agency

According to the results of the first tour of the presidential elections, Petro Poroshenko got 15,95% of the votes and entered the second tour, which will take place on April 21.

But only voters can decide whether Poroshenko is going to become the president for the second time. And we will talk about the First Lady, wife of Petro Poroshenko, Maryna Poroshenko.

We know much more about Mrs. Poroshenko than about Olena Zelenska; she was visible during these five years. However, we collected all the information that we know about Maryna Poroshenko in one article.

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Maryna Poroshenko (birth surname Perevedentseva) was born in Kyiv on February 1, 1962). She is cardiologists on education and doctor of medical science.

She got acquainted with future husband during studies, at a student disco. According to Petro Poroshenko, he often was at night shifts with wife, who worked at Oleksandrivska Clinical Hospital in Kyiv.

Maryna Poroshenko and Petro Poroshenko
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Soon, Maryna Poroshenko had to end her medical carrier but, according to her, she has never regretted about this decision. The family is in the first place for Ukraine's first lady; by the way, she does not like such title.

“I do not really like this expression (First Lady, - It bears silos and isolation. The first means alone, aside. I am ready to help my husband and it is the most important things. All issues, which will appear daily, I am ready to solve rolling up my sleeves and stand with my husband side by side,” Maryna said in one of her interviews.

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Maryna Poroshenko is the Chairman of Council of Charitable Foundation of Petro Poroshenko and Chairman of Ukrainian Culture Foundation. Moreover, she has four children with her husband: two sons and two daughters.

Already in 2017, Maryna Poroshenko graduated from the National Academy of Managerial Personnel of Culture and Arts with a major in “Fine, decorative and applied arts” and was qualified as “Art expert”.

Maryna Poroshenko and Petro Poroshenko
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According to the declaration of Petro Poroshenko for 2017, his spouse owns 50% of Kyiv flat with the size of 80,66 square meters, 1900 square meters land plot, 344 square meters villa house, Hublot watch, jewelry of Cartier, Carrera y Carrera, Dior, a little collection of Chanel, Fend and Dior bags and Jaguar XF car.

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Petro and Maryna Poroshenko are married for almost 35 years. According to her, the main rule of Poroshenko family is not to discuss politics at home.

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