Who is Maxim Golosnoy?

Date of birth: October 4, 1981 Education – architect.

Chairman of the Elizavetovka village council (Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine). Author of the world-famous political poster about “Grandma and the cat”. Public figure.

Maxim Golosnoy was born 04 October 1981, in Dneprodzerzhinsk of the Dnepropetrovsk area in an average family. Graduated from the Pridneprovskaya State Academy of Construction and Architecture in 2004 with a degree in “Architecture of buildings and structures” and received the qualification of an architect.
He began his career in 2002. From July 2004 to November 2010 worked as an architect in “ArchProject” company of his farther.

In November 2010 Maxim Golosnoy was the first time elected as a Chairman of the Elizavetovka Village Council, Dnipropetrovsk region. He held his post until September 22, 2011. In connection with pro-active position in defending interests of regional community in ensuring respect for citizens rights and freedoms, he was illegally dismissed from his post as chairman of the Elizavetovka Village Council. But still was supported by the majority of the residents of village which independently collected signatures in support of Golosnoy, trying to reinstatement him on position.Granny and the cat

In 2012-2013 Maxim took part in the counteractions to the anti-popular medical and land reform, which at that time was introduced at the initiative of Governor – Alexander Vilkul. While being political opponent to the ruling authority, he creates the famous political poster “Grandma and the Cat” which had provided significant input to overthrow the regime of president Viktor Yanukovich.

On the 25th of October in 2015, he was re-elected as a chairman of the Elizavetovka village council by an overwhelming majority of voters and holds this position to date.

He is still continued an active struggle for justice and the rights of an ordinary people.

Public activities: anti-corruption in law-enforcement and judicial bodies and bodies of local self-government, the fight against violations of environmental and land legislation. Blogger, environmentalist and human rights defender.

Public administration activity: local self-government reforms, energy security, fighting gas monopolies and violations in the area of gas supply, restoration of constitutional rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens.

As a Chairman he has facilitated to legalization of the cryptocurrencies within the territory of his village and the very first time in Ukraine: in 2018 Elizavetovka become the first site in Ukraine where the residents have become an owners of digital currency. Local deputies decided to allow the chairman of the council, Maxim Golosnoy, “to carry out operations with cryptocurrency in the interests of the territorial community without attracting budgetary funds”.

Nonpartisan. Marital Status: Married. Has a daughter, born in 2011.

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