Bandurka, Alexander Markovych


July 5, 2022

Alexander Markovich Bandurka (Ukrainian Oleksandr Markovich Bandurka; born April 24, 1937, Kalinovka village, Gorodishchensky district, Kyiv region, Ukrainian SSR, USSR) - Soviet and Ukrainian law enforcement officer, statesman and scientist studying a number of humanities. Honorary Citizen of Kharkov (2003), Honored Lawyer of Ukraine (1993) and full holder of the Order of Merit. Police Colonel General (1999). Received three higher educations. From the late 1950s he worked in law enforcement agencies, from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s he was the head of the Department of Private Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ukrainian SSR and the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kharkiv region. He was a People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the I, II, III and IV convocations, from 1990 to 2006. Since 1992, he worked part-time at the Kharkiv National University (until 1994 - the Institute) of Internal Affairs, where he held the positions of rector, chairman of the supervisory board and professor at several departments. Doctor of Law (1996), Professor at the Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Activities of Internal Affairs Bodies (1995) and Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine (2000). The scientific and pedagogical activity of Bandurka causes both positive and negative reviews from legal scholars. According to various sources, more than 200-300 dissertations were defended under his guidance or with his advice. At the same time, some dissertations for which he acted as a consultant were found to be plagiarism.


Youth and work in the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Alexander Markovich Bandurka belongs to an old Cossack family, the first known representative of which, Kalinovy ​​Bandurka, is mentioned in sources in connection with the events of 1596. An ancestor of Alexander Markovich in the seventh generation, kuren ataman Nechipor Bandurka, traveled to Moscow in 1699-1700 as part of Cossack delegations. In 1711 he settled in the village of Kalinovka (now part of the Gorodishchensky district of the Cherkasy region of Ukraine). Among his grandchildren were the famous bandura player Daniil Stepanovich Bandurka and the Gaidamak ataman Ivan Nikiforovich Bandurka. The great-grandson of the latter was Sila Yakimovich Bandurka, a participant in the First World War. After ra