Education: Graduated from the Kyiv National Economic University in 2018 with the specialty "public administration and administration."
In 1991, Borislav Bereza moved with his parents to Israel. And two years later, he came back to Ukraine. And, as he insists, he refused Israeli citizenship.
After returning to Ukraine, he was selling books at Petrovka market in Kyiv.
'We took copies from publishing houses, transported them to Moscow and Minsk, exchanged them for [book] assortment, brought them to Ukraine and sold them at Petrovka market.'
According to the politician, they transported books with KamAZ trucks.
Since 1995, Borislav Blyakher-Bereza was registered as a co-owner of SEFER LTD. For some reason, the company's activity is indicated as recreation. Authorized capital: UAH 190. The business partner is Igor Ivanov from Kyiv.
In 2009, the Kyiv District Administrative Court canceled the state registration of the company.
In 2010, he hosted the programs "Knyha UA" and "Mandry" at the First National TV channel.
And — the evening show "Polnyy absatz with Borislav Bereza" on Prosto Radio.
In 2013, Borislav Bereza appeared in the media as a specialist with 10+ years in experience of creating private libraries.
'The cost of an average cabinet library is comparable to the cost of a nice car,' Bereza told reporters. In February 2014, he became a coordinator of the political party Right Sector and headed its information department. In December 2014, Right Sector announced that Bereza no longer represented them. The journalists were asked not to associate the former RS speaker with the organization.
In 2019, the media reported that famous actors were preparing for the premiere of the play "Tolik the Milkman" based on the works of Sholem Aleichem featuring Ostap and Dmytro Stupka, Ruslana Pysanka, TV presenter Olexii Sukhanov, and Borislav Bereza. The production was staged by the Irishman Owen Lindsay and the production company IN Aviva (owned by Bereza's wife Natalia).
The premiere took place in December 2019 at the International Centre of Culture and Arts (Zhovtnevyi Palace).
In 2014, Borislav won the elections to the Verkhovna Rada in the single-mandate constituency №213 (Troyeshchyna).
During the pre-election campaign, Bereza was fighting with small stores selling alcohol and slot machine salons. In the video, Men in Black helped Bereza to fight with the stores.
In 2015, he was the candidate for Mayor of Kyiv for Party of Decisive Citizens (Ukrainian: Партія рішучих громадян). He even went to the second round, but Vitali Klitschko won.
In the parliament of the 9th convocation (in 2019), he ran for parliament in his constituency and took 3rd place. 14,000 residents of Troyeshchyna voted for him.
In 2020, Bereza announced that he is running for mayor of the capital from the political party People's Ecological Party, which he has headed since August 10, 2020. In 2003-2017, the leader of the party was Valentin Serdyuk, a member of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs named after Anatoly Kinakh. In 2017-2020, the party leader was environmentalist Elena Pashchenko.
According to the declaration, Bereza family has three apartments in Kyiv: 42 sq.m, 72 sq.m, and 289 sq.m. The family also has a country house (91 sq.m) and 1.1 hectares of land in Sidorovichi village, Ivankovsky district, Kyiv region (Chernobyl zone).
Borislav owns Swiss watches Zenit El Primera Chronomaster, Edox and Ulysse Nardin, and his wife has jewelry and a Toyota Rav-4 car. The ex-People's Deputy has declared a home library: 12,000 books and paintings by the Estonian artist Navitrolla.
In 2019, the family earned UAH 3.1 million. Bereza family keeps in cash UAH 3.5 million, $65,000, 8,000 euros and 5,000 pounds sterling, and in bank accounts — UAH 97,000.
In an interview, Borislav Bereza mentioned that he knew the politician.
'I have never formed a library for Lytvyn. We knew each other for another reason. He came to "Petrovka," wrote a book, a monograph, and all the sellers on the market were forced to sell it,' Bereza recalled.
The market on Petrovka was created in 1997 and belonged to Ihor Vildman. In 2006, he was a member of the Kyiv City Council from the Lytvyn Bloc.
Since 2016, he is the general director of the TV channel 112, in 2013-2016, he was the chairman of the board of Inter. In 2010-2013, he headed the First National.
It was at that time that Bereza hosted Knyha.UA program on TV.
'This program was broadcast immediately from the first pilot video. It has been broadcasted for two years,' Benckendorf told reporters. 'If we are talking about Channel 112, there is one of those people with whom we worked at First National. I was brought to Inter by a person with whom we also worked there,' Bereza explained his frequent appearance on these channels.
'Borislav joined us after the events on Maidan but he played a technical worker role. We became friends and, up till today, we maintain normal relations, call each other, talk,' Yarosh told 112 channel.
Film producer, member of the Ukrainian Film Academy. In 2012, together with Volodymyr Zelensky, Boris and Sergey Shefir, she produced the film "Kvartal 95", "Backstreet Champions" featuring Olexiy Gorbunov and Dmytro Pevtsov.
In 2010 Marina and Iпor Lopatonok were among the producers of the film "The Land of Oblivion" featuring "Bond girl" Olga Kurylenko.
Igor Lopatonok is mentioned in the media as Marina's ex-husband. At the same time, they have several common companies in Ukraine. For example, Dovzhenko Films LLC.
He lives in the USA. Known as the director of scandalous films about Ukraine. These are "Massacre on Maidan", "Ukraine on Fire" and "The Untold History of Ukraine". Yegor Benkendorf also acted as an associate producer of the latter.
After Natalia Bereza left the business, Svyatoslav Beley became Markovskaya's partner. A man with the same name was the head of Agrokultura Volyn LLC, which, via Agrokultura Management, is part of the Myronivsky Khliboproduct, a holding that belonged to businessman Yuriy Kosyuk.
In 2015, the media accused Bereza of having dual citizenship: in Ukraine and Israel. However, the Israeli embassy denied these rumors.
In 2015, during the election campaign for the post of mayor of Kyiv, journalists counted more than 200 billboards in the capital promoting Bereza.
The advertising was estimated at about UAH 2 million. At the same time, the official income of the politician for 2014 was UAH 116,700.
A colleague of Ihor Kolomoisky Hennadiy Korban, who was then called the head of the political party Ukrop, told reporters that he "slightly financed Bereza."
Borislav says that Korban, who also ran for mayor of Kyiv, was exaggerating his help.
'Back then, there was the final of the Europa League or the UEFA Cup, where Dnipro played. They offered to finance the broadcasting in Kyiv. We organized a TV broadcast of the UEFA Cup final show in Troyeschina. I supported it, why not.'
In 2019, Bereza was attacked on the streets of Kyiv. On Dankevicha street (Troyeshchina), a 44-year-old hooligan sprayed tear gas in the MP's face.
The MP told reporters that he was not hurt. The hooligan was tied down by active citizens before he had an opportunity to use the spray.
'Law officials said, most likely, that he was hired by one of my competitors, and they promoted the incident through [Anatoly] Shariy,' Bereza specified.
In 2015, journalists wrote that Borislav Bereza had a fake diploma from the Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman. The university confirmed that such a person was not listed among their graduates and they had never received a diploma form and had never been issued to a graduate.
After being elected as a people's deputy, Bereza submitted a diploma to the Verkhovna Rada, which he allegedly received at the university in 2000.
The Prosecutor General's Office opened criminal proceedings under the article "forgery of documents." According to the register of court decisions, the case have not had any consequences. Bereza in every possible is avoiding comments on this topic.
In the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Bereza effectively "trolled" Russian propagandists.
In 2018, the Ukrainian delegation sang the national anthem, drowning out Russian propagandist Olga Skabeeva.
In 2019, Bereza forced a Russian woman to apologize for lying that he allegedly pushed her as Skabeeva stated on the air.
About the smear piece published by competitors:
'We all have skeletons, but there is no need to put any new ones in my closet.'
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