An Odessa regional councilwoman (PPB), former Russian oppositionist Maria Gaidar became on March 28 a non-staff advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, presidential web portal reported on 5 April.
Maria Gaidar is the daughter of the famous Russian politician Yegor Gaidar, one of the leaders and ideologists of economic reforms in the early 1990s in Russia, and a great-granddaughter of the Soviet writer Arkadiy Gaidar.
Mikhail Saakashvili when Odesa governor has invited Gaidar to work as his deputy in July 2015. In August 2015, Poroshenko signed a decree granting her citizenship and personally handed her Ukrainian passport.
Gaidar resigned from the Odessa Regional State Administration in May 2016.