Valentina Semyonovna Shevchenko ( ukr. Valentina Semenivna Shevchenko , nee Solyanik ; b. March 12, 1935, Krivoi Rog ) - Ukrainian Komsomol, party and statesman.
|Valentina Semyonovna Shevchenko|
|Predecessor||Alexey Fedoseevich Vatchenko|
|Successor||post abolished; Vladimir Antonovich Ivashko as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian SSR|
|Academic degree||Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences|
Born into a miner's family. She graduated from Kiev State University (correspondence department).
She worked as a senior pioneer leader, geography teacher, secretary of the Komsomol school organization.
Since 1957 - Secretary of the Krivoy Rog City Komsomol Committee.
At the XVIII Congress of the Komsomol of Ukraine in 1962, she was elected secretary of the Central Committee of the LKSMU, in 1962-1969 - secretary of the Central Committee of the Komsomol (supervised pioneerism and schools).
In 1968, visited Canada .
In 1969–1973 - Deputy Minister of Education of the Ukrainian SSR.
In 1973-1975 - Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Society of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries .
In 1975-1985 - Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR .
From November 22, 1984 to March 27, 1985 - and. about. Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (after the death of A. F. Vatchenko ).
On March 27, 1985, on the recommendation of V. V. Scherbitsky , he was elected Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR (the youngest member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine during his election), in office from June 4, 1990 .
From July 2, 1985 to May 25, 1989 - Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR .
People's Deputy of the USSR (1989-1991). Member of the Central Committee of the CPSU (1986-1990).
In 1989, she refused to pass a resolution banning Ruha .
In the 1990s, she headed the National Foundation “Ukraine to Children”, the All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation for the Promotion of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Since 2002 - Chairman of the “Congress of Business Women of Ukraine”.
- Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, V degree ( March 4, 2010 ) - for significant personal contribution to the socio-economic and cultural development of Ukraine, active public activities, many years of conscientious work and on the occasion of the International Day for Women's Rights and Peace 
- Order of Princess Olga of I degree ( January 16, 2009 ) 
- Order of Princess Olga of the II degree ( March 3, 2005 ) 
- Order of Princess Olga of the III degree ( June 17, 1998 ) 
- Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 291/2010 “On the awarding of state awards of Ukraine”
- Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 26/2009 of 16 September 2009 to the Rock “On the Occurrence of the State of Ukraine” (ukr.)
- Presidential Decree No. 409/2005 “On the awarding of state awards of Ukraine on the occasion of International Women's Day” Archived March 22, 2008.
- Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 649/98 of the 17th of June 1998 on the Order of the President of Ukraine “Order of Princess Olga” (ukr.)