Matvienko Anatoliy Sergeevich

Ukrainian politician, people’s Deputy of Ukraine I, III, IV, V, VI and VIII convocations. The head of the National Federation of sports tourism of Ukraine


Anatoly Matvienko was born on 22 March 1953 in the town of Bershad ‘ of Vinnytsia region in a working class family. Father Sergei Kuzmovich worked until retirement working on Bershadskii furniture factory, mother – Maria Pavlovna – there, in the factory, accountant.


Higher education. He graduated from high school in the city of Bershad, and then – faculty of agricultural mechanization of the Lviv agricultural Institute in 1975, specialty “engineer-mechanic”. After graduating College, returned to his hometown.

Career (employment and political activities)

Returning to Bershad, in 1975 upon graduation, he worked as the head of the garage. In 1976 – 1977 – chief mechanic Bershad district Association “Raymillacta” regional Association “Ukrmetalpostach”.
From 1977 to 1980 was first Secretary of the Bershad district Committee of the Komsomol, the next three years, Secretary.
In 1983 he became the second Secretary of the Vinnytsia obkom of the Komsomol (held this position until 1985).
He enrolled in 1988 at the Higher party school under the Central Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine (Kyiv) in economic Sciences, graduated in 1989.
Since 1985 promotion on the Komsomol: Secretary (up to 1989), 1989 – 1991 – first Secretary of Central Committee LKSM of Ukraine (was elected on the first alternative elections); 1989 – 1991 — member of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine.
1990 – 1994 – elected Deputy of Ukraine of the I convocation Bershadskaya constituency, the Chairman of the Commission for youth Affairs of the Supreme Council of Ukraine.
1994 – 1996 – Chairman of Fund of assistance to development of arts of Ukraine.
1995 – 1996 – Deputy Chairman of the Association “New Ukraine”, and in 1996 – 1998 he held the position of Chairman of the Vinnytsia regional state administration. In 1998 election of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the III convocation was again elected as people’s deputies in single-mandate constituency in Vinnytsia region, the Parliament is headed by a faction of the PDP.
At the fourth Congress of the NDP, may 15, 1999, voluntarily resigned as the head of the party and emerged from its ranks, because it did not agree with the adopted due to serious pressure from the Executive power by decision of the Congress to support the then incumbent President Leonid Kuchma in the elections in October 1999.
In 1999 he became President of the Institute of open policy (non-governmental research organization, aiming to claim the ideals of open and accountable to the voters policy).
At the Congress of the unity of national democratic forces on 25 December 1999, by secret ballot, was elected head of UNP “CATHEDRAL”.
In 2000 he established the charitable Fund “Ukraine Incognita”. Was elected President of the National Federation of sport tourism of Ukraine.
February 18, 2001 at the first Congress of the party re-elected head of UNP “CATHEDRAL”. Since February 2001 – member of the Board of the Forum of national salvation, in July of the same year he was elected Deputy Chairman of the electoral bloc of the democratic opposition “Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc”.
June 2002 – may 2005 he was elected people’s Deputy of Ukraine of IV convocation on the list of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (3rd number in the list), Chairman of the Committee on state building and local self-government. Member of the parliamentary faction “Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc”.
In 2004, he headed the Kharkiv regional election headquarters of Viktor Yushchenko. A short time – from April to September 2005, he was Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea; November 2005 – may 2006 – Deputy head of Secretariat of the President of Ukraine.
May 2006 – November 2007 – people’s Deputy of Ukraine of V convocation from the block “Our Ukraine”, first Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on state building and local self-government.
2007 – 2012 – people’s Deputy of Ukraine of VI convocation from the block “Our Ukraine — national self-defense”, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on state building and local self-government.
In the parliamentary elections in 2012 was a candidate in the majority district in Vinnytsia region (created 10.08.2012), but in October he withdrew his candidacy, by writing a statement in favor of the candidate of Gregory Zabolotny, who was supported by the United opposition (BYUT) and the party “UDAR”. Typing of 46.73 percent of the votes, the city passed in Parliament.
Anatoly Matvienko was held in the Parliament from the party “Block of Petro Poroshenko” (list No. 32). November 2014 – people’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine VIII convocation. Now is the Deputy Chairman of the Pro-presidential faction “BPP”.


Married. Married Olga Vasilievna (born in 1953, associate Professor at Kiev linguistic Institute). Two sons, Victor (1976) and Paul (1981).

Titles, ranks, regalia

 Member of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on agrarian policy and land relations.
 Member of the Temporary investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine concerning investigation of circumstances of signing of gas agreements between NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” and OJSC “Gazprom” about the presence of signs of high treason in the sphere of economic security of Ukraine.
 The Chairman of the standing delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of GUAM.
 In 2007, Anatoliy Matviyenko, ranked 133 in the ranking of “the 200 most influential Ukrainians” magazine “Focus”.


Decree of the President of Ukraine № 336/2016 dated August 19, 2016 awarded the jubilee medal “25 years of independence of Ukraine”.
Honorary diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
The order “For merits” III degree.
Public and charitable organizations
Anatoly Matvienko is a member of associations: Federation of sports tourism, Institute of public policy, Institute of problems of law to them. Yaroslav The Wise;
Headed by charities: international charity Fund of restoration of the Dormition Cathedral in Halych; Anatoly Matvienko; the Fund “Ukraine Incognita”.


According to the income Declaration for 2014, Anatoly Matvienko for the main place of work received wages in the amount of UAH 680329, 32996 UAH – from teaching, 158962 UAH – other payments of remuneration, bonuses; 297392 UAH – interest, dividends; 190979 – other types of income.
Anatoly Matvienko has declared 2 apartments (90 and 54 sq m), land 5000 m2, a garage of 15 sq m, Skoda Octavia 2013 release. On accounts in banks and other financial institutions – 1 643093 UAH.
At the same time his wife according to the income Declaration is the owner of the following property: for her two houses (610 and is 103.6 sq m), apartment of 78 m2, 2 plots of land (1200 and 2300 sq m), 2 garages (16 and 14,5 square meters), and 2 616246 UAH on the Bank accounts, UAH 500 thousand of capital contributions, etc.
In 2017 Anatoly Matvienko declared: salary for main job – 252825 UAH, interest (at the Bank “Taskombank”) – 230532; state and social assistance in the amount of UAH 149640; pension – 24935 UAH; wages part – time- 13768; financial assistance 2188994; even the so-called additional benefit in the amount of 770270. Bank accounts – 2281601 UAH and $ 82297, cash – 640 thousand UAH. 3502606 UAH – owed to third parties.
The rights of a user has a car brand Land rover (model: Range rover) 2017 release; garage 43,8 sq. m, apartment of 114.5 m2 land plot 5 sq.
But compared to his wife, he’s just a poor relative, since almost the rest of movable and immovable property registered in its name, Olga Vasilievna: several plots of land (seven) in the village of Lisnyky, Kyiv oblast and in the village Tyshkivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, 2 apartments and 2 houses in the property, and received as a legacy; a considerable amount of cash and various deposits in Bank accounts. All this is more than a solid capital. The Declaration is in the public domain, so anyone can see what the material condition of “servants” and members of their families.


Poetry, football, tourism.

Dirt, scandals

In October 2006, former Prime Minister of the Crimea, deputies from Our Ukraine, the representative of the Institute of open policy Anatoly Matvienko has accused a construction Scam in Kyiv.
Investors of construction of residential house at a press conference said that the structures controlled by Matvienko, block completion of construction of the house on the street Irpen in Kiev.
The Institute of public policy headed by members of a particular political party, and in their free time they are engaged in a deception of investors, said investor Anatoly millstone. According to him, the construction of a residential house was completed a year ago, but after housing prices in the capital grew, with investors required to pay in the amount of 9.6 million UAH.
Enough money, but the surety does not want to part with profit, 75% of which should accrue to the Institute Matvienko, – said the representative of the construction company “ecobud” Tatiana Serbina. Investors also voiced other grievances kA. Matvienko: according to them, except that they require a fee to build a house, the former Prime Minister also wrote to their relatives 5 apartments in the next building.

“Crimean” period

Taking the post of Prime Minister of Crimea in may 2005, judging by the numerous public statements A. Matvienko, he planned to bring Polish millionaire Jan Kulczyk to the construction of the highway Simferopol – Yalta through Yalta and ay-Petri plateau, and oil companies from the United States to develop black sea oil shelf.
A protege of Yushchenko (the Crimean media dubbed him a “Gauleiter”) led the government authority in less than five months, but managed to attract a Polish company to work on the land cadastre of the Peninsula and put the question on the transfer of 6.5 thousand hectares of land in the coastal Saki and Simferopol district of the fictitious company “Golf city”, supposedly to create a huge range of Golf courses, hotels, water parks and other recreational facilities. As it turned out, “Golf city” were the leaders of the “orange” party “Pora”.
For businessmen from Russia and Eastern Ukraine, this day was not easy. The Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine challenged in the courts the legality of the purchase of the Yalta pension “Wisteria” – the former summer residence of Leonid Brezhnev, who became the property of the Russian “Vneshtorgbank” and sanatorium “Mellas”, which belonged to the government of Moscow. There was talk about the need to return to court recreational complex “the Sea” acquired by the state Duma Deputy Alexander Lebedev.
Meanwhile, the economic court of Crimea has considered the claim of the Republican division of the Prosecutor’s office about the illegality of the privatization of the estate “Kuchuk-Koy” at Yalta the joint-stock company “System capital management”, controlled by the richest man of Ukraine, leader of the party at that time, Rinat Akhmetov.
Anything from anyone not selected, but the nerves spoiled pretty. The result of Donetsk and Russian businessmen (even those who did not become the target of lawsuits and was not wanted by the police) reduced business activity in the Crimea and focused on how to preserve their property.
On the Peninsula was not always legitimate the privatization of state property. In 2005, Yalta sanatorium of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine was declared bankrupt on 12 buildings of the resorts are sold to commercial enterprises. According to some sources, the Crimean authorities, housing became the property of the institutions under the control of Yulia Tymoshenko. “Buildings comparable in size and beauty with the Livadia Palace, went for a ridiculous price – about 60 thousand dollars” – recalled the Deputy of Yalta city Council Sergey Karnaukh. According to him, the new owners were convinced that they were the owners of all areas of the Spa Park. “It is 16 hectares in the centre of the city, – said Karnaukh. – That is, at the present value of Yalta land, the issue price was $ 40 – $ 50 million. They brought to the city Council a letter in which the resort management asked me to give the Park to new owners. But the owner of the Park city. The Yalta city Council gave the owners of the sanatorium only the territory that is under the buildings.”


In September 2005 he resigned from the post of Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the ARC and of the head of the URP “Sobor” – in protest against what his party MPs not to support the candidacy of Yuriy Yekhanurov for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine. After leaving the party, several of the initiators failure of the vote on Yekhanurov and zealous supporters of Tymoshenko, with whom relations have A. Matvienko by the time noticeably deteriorated, the politician has restored its membership in the “Cathedral”. Later he was elected again as party leader.
After a falling out with Yulia Tymoshenko, Anatoly Matvienko is considered to be one of the most loyal and consistent supporters of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko. After the early parliamentary elections in 2007 were made by the author of a number of comments on the draft of the coalition agreement between BYUT and nuns.

Quote of Yushchenko and Poroshenko:

“If Yushchenko was ably lazy, Poroshenko talented hardworking. He really works hard, but sometimes, in my opinion, the President needs to delegate more, trust their team members and try not to concentrate everything in their hands. And I sometimes wonder what he knows about the smallest nuances in the faction more than I do, I spend every day. I think that details like the President to spend time is a great luxury. Perhaps it is the lack of practice of delegation of authority. He wants to cover. But if entrusted the post, and give confidence to make decisions. Otherwise, it will slow down the dynamics of rapid movement. Then everyone can focus on the President, and I think that’s wrong. Perhaps this explains the errors in appointments. We, thank God, wasn’t a bad President, but he and critics have to help.”

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