Chernovetsky Leonid Mikhailovich - full dossier, compromising evidence


Former mayor of Kyiv, former head of Pravex-Bank ...

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One of the richest people in Ukraine, often appears in political shows, a meme character. ...


A drug addict who bribed grandmothers and plundered lands ...


Use of cocaine and other psychotropic substances, bribing voters, plundering land ...

Chernovetsky Leonid Mikhailovich


“Lenya-cosmos” was a colorful character in political memes and humorous scenes. Such popularity was brought to Leonid Chernovetsky by his mysterious behavior during working hours and in front of journalists. All the fault of the psychotropic substances that he used. But addiction to narcotic substances is not worse than Chernovetsky was fond of. The plundering of Kievan lands, “business on grandmothers” thanks to a boarding house for the elderly, as well as an increase in payment in public transport. Kievans remember him to this day "not with an evil quiet word." And jokes about the young team of Chernovetsky are joked to this day.

Ukraine, possibly Israel and Georgia.
Ukraine, Italy, Georgia, Israel
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Official biography

Date of birth: 11/25/1951

Place of Birth. Education.

A native of Kharkov. Graduate of Kharkov secondary school №4. From the autobiographical book “Confessions of the Mayor”: “… school was rather a very difficult test for me, because I always had my own special look at different things and asked difficult questions for teachers that they did not want to answer. I never recognized the authority of any superiors – and this annoyed them. Therefore, at the age of 14, I went to work as a fitter at an aircraft factory, because I did not want to continue to be in those conditions – this, of course, was a kind of protest. I got a good school of life … I worked at the factory for almost a year. And then he returned to school again, because at that time the Soviet authorities demanded to get a secondary education. “In 1970-1972. served in the army. In 1977 he graduated from the Kharkov Law Institute with a degree in jurisprudence.


1977 – 1981. – senior investigator of the prosecutor's office of the Kyiv region. 1984 – 1989. – Lecturer, Deputy Vice-Rector for Science of the Kyiv State University named after T.G.. Shevchenko. 1989 – 1996. – Founder and President of the concern “Praveks”. 1996 – 2006. – People's Deputy of Ukraine of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th convocations. Since 2006 – the mayor of Kyiv. In 2007, in the “Top 100 Most Influential Ukrainians” of the Korrespondent magazine, Leonid Chernovetsky took 21st place. On May 25, 2008, in the early elections of the capital's mayor, he received the support of 37.72% of voters. In 2008, in the “Top 100” magazine “Correspondent” Chernovetsky took 13th place. In early 2009, Shevchenkovsky and Svyatoshinsky district councils of Kyiv expressed their distrust of Leonid Chernovetsky. In April 2009, the public movement “Real Kyivians” began registering opponents of the current mayor on its website. On February 24, 2010, President Yushchenko appointed Leonid Chernovetsky as a member of the High Council of Justice. 2008. – In the early elections of the mayor of the capital, he was re-elected to this position. 2008 – 2012. – Mayor of Kyiv.

Family and personal life

He was married to a lawyer of mixed Georgian and Armenian origin Alina Aivazova. Leonid has two adult children – daughter Kristina and son Stepan. Leonid Chernovetsky has three grandchildren from Kristina's daughter (Leonid, Ivan and Alina), and one grandson from Stepan's son, Leonid Chernovetsky Jr.]. Son Stepan, husband of Kristina Chernovetskaya and brother-in-law (husband of Alina Aivazova's sister) are deputies of the Kyiv City Council from the Bloc of Leonid Chernovetsky. In February 2012, he married for the second time to Elena Savchuk. On January 3, 2014, their son Gabriel was born]. On June 7, 2014, Chernovetsky baptized Gabriel in Georgia. Alina Aivazova says her daughter Kristina lives in Moscow with her three children. Son Stepan with his wife and son – in Kyiv, but very often travel around the world. Son of Gabriel. Wife: Elena Savchuk Elena Savchuk worked at the mayor's office in the media relations department. The woman did not advertise her relationship with Chernovetsky, and only the most observant ones guessed about them.

NOT official biography

Compromising evidence

Leonid Chernovetsky says that the compromising evidence that his opponents operate on has absolutely no effect on his stable voter.


Starting to engage in politics, Leonid Chernovetsky headed the Christian Liberal Party of Ukraine. Leonid Chernovetsky himself was an active parishioner of the so-called. Church “Embassy of God”, although at the same time he always called himself Orthodox. The creator of this “church”, which religious scholars refer to as a charismatic sect, an immigrant from Nigeria, Sunday Adelaja, played an important role in the fate of Chernovetsky. Adelaja became Chernovetsky's “chief companion and spiritual shepherd” and for many years he listened to the advice of his mentor. Adepts of the “Embassy of God” actively participated in all the electoral projects of Leonid Chernovetsky, forming the backbone of the grassroots apparatus of his election campaign. Sunday Adelaja himself has repeatedly become the hero of criminal chronicles. In 2008, he was charged with organizing the misappropriation of citizens' funds through fraud committed on an especially large scale.. It was about the financial pyramid of the company “King`s capital”. Detractors believed that Chernovetsky was also involved in this scam.

car accident

On November 2, 2003, Leonid Chernovetsky, who was driving a Mercedes car owned by JSCB Pravex-Bank, hit a young man at the 25th kilometer of the Kyiv-Obukhov highway, who died on the spot. According to police, the pedestrian crossed the road in the wrong place. Half a year before this, an official Mercedes-600 of the Pravex concern on the Capital Highway near Kyiv knocked down an eleven-year-old boy to death. The media put forward a version that the wife of Leonid Chernovetsky was driving the car. Then Leonid Mikhailovich denied the information that the car belonged to him personally.

Involvement in the “Elite Center”

On the eve of the elections of the capital's mayor in 2006, information appeared that the son of Leonid Chernovetsky, Stepan, was involved in the scam of the Elita Center company, which deceived 2 thousand. investors, appropriating about $ 100 million. He allegedly was friendly with one of the organizers of the deception – Alexander Volkonsky. In September 2007, Yuriy Lutsenko stated that he had facts that prove the involvement of the Chernovetsky family in the Elita Center scam. “According to the testimony of the guards, the man who called himself Volkonsky (he changed his last name at least 5 times during his scams in the Russian Federation and Ukraine) always brought bags of cash to the premises of Pravex-Bank, from where he then left with Stepan Chernovetsky and they celebrated this wonderful event that was successful for them … Almost half of the 90 million stolen went through the accounts of Pravex-Bank, – says Yury Vitalievich (LIGABusinessInform, September 14, 2007). Leonid Chernovetsky and his son deny their involvement in the Elite Center.


In September 2007, the Ministry of the Interior announced that it was ready to check citizens' information about the use of drugs by government officials. A little later, Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko announced that Kyiv and Kharkiv were headed by “two coke-chemical” mayors and called on Leonid Chernovetsky and Mikhail Dobkin to pass a drug test. In response, Leonid Mikhailovich said that he was ready to pass a drug and alcohol test together with Lutsenko.. In addition, the mayor of the capital offered to check Yury Vitalyevich on a lie detector for bribery, including for the importation of drugs into Ukraine. After that, Chernovetsky publicly invited Lutsenko to the stadium to compete in physical strength.. But Yuri Vitalievich refused this idea. It was because of the use of drugs that the nickname “Cosmos” appeared. They named after one of the heroes of the film “Brigada” – Cosmos, who was addicted to cocaine and behaved inappropriately. Leonid Mikhailovich himself is rather ironic about his nickname. “I am an astronaut, absolutely real,” he says.

Illegal distribution of land

On October 1, 2007, more than 400 draft decisions were put on the agenda of the Kyiv City Council, which related to the distribution and change in the status of capital lands (according to some estimates, with a total area of about three thousand hectares and a cost of about $ 10 billion). It took only a few hours to resolve these issues. Opponents of Leonid Chernovetsky accused the mayor and his team of squandering the capital's land.

Tax avoidance

On April 2, 2009, Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the Ministry of Internal Affairs handed over to the State Tax Administration (STA) materials for the likely initiation of a criminal case for tax evasion by the mayor of Kyiv, Leonid Chernovetsky, and his family after the sale last year of shares in Pravex-bank. At the end of 2008, employees of the State Service for Combating Economic Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine established that after the sale of Pravex-Bank, almost UAH 480 million had not been paid to the budget. taxes.

Business on grandmothers

In April 2009, the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc faction accused Leonid Chernovetsky of overstating the cost of keeping elderly citizens in a boarding house in Pushcha-Voditsa, which is the starting point for the project of the communal enterprise “Best Dom”. We are talking about 12,000. hryvnia, which are planned to be spent monthly on the maintenance of each pensioner. In December 2008, the City Council created a utility company “The Best House” for the maintenance of elderly people. As part of this project, pensioners will be placed in a boarding house, and their apartments will be rented out.. Leonid Chernovetskiy promised that for $100 any grandmother could “eat caviar, pineapples, bananas and get good medical care.”

Lutsenko Yuri

On January 18, 2008, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko hit Leonid Chernovetsky. The reason is that the mayor of the capital publicly accused Yuri Vitalievich of demanding land from him, threatening to arrest his son, Stepan. “He struck the first blow with his foot, the second with his hand. Or maybe there were a little more of them, because I didn’t focus on this, ”recalls Leonid Mikhailovich. Yury Vitalyevich himself says that Chernovetsky is a “liar and a bastard”, since he did not demand any land for himself. A criminal case was initiated against Yuriy Lutsenko on the fact of causing light bodily harm to the mayor of the capital. However, on June 3, 2008, the Podolsky District Court of Kyiv declared it illegal to initiate a criminal case against the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In March 2009, Leonid Chernovetsky said that he had forgiven Lutsenko for everything: “I stopped all criminal prosecutions against him, although I had the moral right to do so.. I have no complaints against him… We shook hands, we hugged, kissed like a Christian, we have no problems – neither I have him, nor he has me” (“Polemika”, March 26, 2009) . True, Yuri Vitalievich refutes the fact of hugging and kissing with the Kyiv mayor.

Stepan Chernovetskiy

On July 12, 2016, the Spanish edition of El Mundo reported that Spanish law enforcement officers detained Chernovetsky's son, Stepan. Then, as part of the investigation of a criminal case on money laundering, 11 people were detained. The detainees were charged with participation in the activities of a criminal organization for money laundering, forgery of official documents, as well as tax fraud.. On the same day, Leonid Chernovetsky wrote on his Facebook page that he denied the fact that his son Stepan had been detained in Spain.. On July 13, the Spanish media published a photo of the moment of this detention in the press. On August 12, the Barcelona court took into account the request of the defense of Stepan Chernovetsky and released him from prison. How this story ended is unknown.. Probably, as many expected, Stepan Chernovetsky got off with a “light fright”.


Bektursunov Kazbek Samuilovich, political strategist Bass, Denis Yakovlevich, ex-deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Beloblotsky Mykola Petrovich, representative of the Cabinet of Ministers in the City Council and the city administration of Kyiv Golubchenko Anatoly Konstantinovich, deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Dovgy, Oles Stanislavovich, Deputy Mayor – Secretary of the Kyiv City Council Yevlakh, Oleksiy Yuryevich, Head of the Commission on Land Relations, Urban Planning and Architecture of the Kyiv City Council in the Kyiv City Council Kramarenko, Ruslan Mikhailovich, Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Leshchenko, Eduard Vladimirovich, ex-acting. in a day. Allegedly, this business became the beginning for the creation of the Chernivtsi business empire. True, they say that the formation of Leonid Mikhailovich did not take place without the help of his father-in-law, a large “guild worker” from Georgia, who, among other things, also dealt with antiques. According to the Internet publication proUA, Leonid Chernovetsky is related to the following enterprises: • LLC JV Commercial Systems; • OOO Pravex-Holding; • CJSC Informbusiness; • CJSC “Safety”; • OOO KNIF Pravex; • JSC JV Ukrainian Real Estate Exchange “Kristina”; • Vantoria Trading LTD; • OOO JV Pravex-Brock; • Serviden Enterprises Limited; • ZAO Pravex-Leasing. Leonid Mikhailovich's wife, Alina, is related to the following enterprises: • OOO JV Commercial Systems; • JSC JV Ukrainian Real Estate Exchange “Kristina”; • CJSC “Safety”. Chernovetsky's daughter, Kristina, is involved in the following enterprises: • OOO JV Commercial Systems; • JSC JV Ukrainian Real Estate Exchange “Kristina”; • OOO Vostok-Kontrakt; • OOO Genesis-LTD. In February 2008, Leonid Chernovetsky sold the Italian group Intesa Sanpaolo for $ 750 million. 100% shares of Pravex-Bank. In January 2009, together with Igor Kolomoisky, he acquired the Arsenal football club from Vadim Rabinovich. In 2007, the honorary president of the Pravex concern, Chernovetsky, was included in the list of “100 richest people in Ukraine” compiled by the Focus magazine, with a fortune of $ 275 million (data for 2006). In February 2008, the Italian group Intesa Sanpaolo acquired 100 percent of the shares of “Pravex-Bank” for $750 million (the amount of the transaction exceeded six authorized funds of the bank). As a result, the amount of assets of the Kyiv mayor in 2007 amounted to 990 million dollars and according to the rating of “130 richest people in Ukraine” magazine “Focus” Chernovetsky takes 22nd place. The real weakness of Chernovetsky and his entire family are exclusive cars, of which there are more than a dozen in the Chernovetsky garage. Among them, for example, the Maybach superlimousine worth $650,000. and “Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren”, worth 750 thousand dollars, which Chernovetsky gave to his beloved wife in February 2005. Only five copies of such machines were sold to Eastern Europe.. This model is more like a Formula 1 car.. To a speed of 100 kilometers per hour “McLaren” accelerates in 3.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 334 km / h. According to the site “Criminal Ukraine”, Chernovetsky's wife also owns: brown “Mercedes-Benz 600 SE” 1993 release, black “Mercedes-Benz E 320” 1997 release, red “Mercedes-Benz SL 600” 1997 release. Chernovetsky's daughter Kristina has a gray “Mercedes-Benz 320 CL” of 2000, a black “Mercedes-Benz C 200” of 2001, a black “Mercedes-Benz S 500” of 2002. Chernovetsky's son Stepan prefers sports and flashy cars: red “Ferrari F355 Berline” 1998, black “Mercedes-Benz 430 AMG” 2000, blue BMW M3 2001, gray “BMW 745” 2002, black “BMW Z8” 2003 release. But Chernovtsy, apparently, are not going to stop on cars, even the most expensive ones.. In one of his interviews, Leonid Chernovetsky said that he dreams of buying a helicopter, and it is not the lack of money that prevents this, but the absence of cool imported helicopters on the Ukrainian market. • Watch Chernovetsky – with two dials. One of the dials shows sidereal time and part of the starry sky, which is visible from any city on the planet. The white arrows show the sidereal day, that is, the moment of time between two successive passages of a certain star (for example, Sirius) through a certain meridian (every 23 hours 56 minutes 4.1 seconds). The lunar disk not only shows the phases, but also the time step between two full moons (29 days, 12 hours 44 minutes and 2.82 seconds). In addition to Chernovetsky and Bill Gates, Vladimir Putin also prefers Patek Philippe watches. His model does not have a dial with a map of the starry sky.. Therefore, the watch is both simpler and cheaper – it costs only 60 thousand dollars. Chernovetsky's watches are quite heavy, because they have a case of double thickness. At the same time, they do not look massive, thanks to the elegant decoration – a relief image of the Calatrava brand emblem is applied all over the rim of the watch.. This is the sign of the crusaders of the 12th-13th century. The clasp of the watch is also made in the shape of a cross. The company previously announced that it would release only 10 pieces of this watch.. Sky Moon Tourbillon is extremely complex to manufacture, with almost 700 tiny parts, only two pieces of such watches are produced per year.. To get such a watch, you need to conduct a personal interview with the chairman of the manufactory, Philipp Stern, after which you have to wait almost 5 years. In 2009, the mayor of Kyiv appeared at an official reception in honor of the delegates of the 23rd Congress of the World Bar Association in the columned hall of the KSCA with a Dewitt watch worth 560 thousand dollars. It is worth noting that Leonid Chernovetsky has already twice overtaken Rinat Akhmetov, one of the richest people in Ukraine, by the cost of his watch.. The watch, which the king of Donbass unwittingly showed off, cost just under $500,000. There is no exact data on the size of Chernovetsky's fortune, but he himself has repeatedly stated that he considers himself a rich man. Occupying a deputy post, Chernovetsky said that he was not interested in salary. The pride of the capital's mayor is a collection of two dozen exclusive cars, including a Maybach superlimousine worth $650,000.. and sports car Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren for $300,000. In one of the interviews, he said that he dreams of buying a helicopter, and this is prevented not by a lack of money, but by the lack of cool imported helicopters on the Ukrainian market. Quite a lot of money goes to charity. Contains a free canteen, in which “always, seven days a week, any hungry person, child or adult, will receive food, clothing and the warm Word of God”. Actively distributed food packages to the poor in Kiev. According to opponents and experts, he won the election of the mayor precisely thanks to large-scale donations, he received a significant part of the votes from voters with low incomes. In the rating “The richest Ukrainians” of Novoye Vremya magazine of October 31, 2014, it occupies the 74th position. His capital is estimated at $80 million. According to the 2009 declaration, his income amounted to UAH 3.2 million, and in 2008 – UAH 268 million. Then the mayor turned out a good deal: on the eve of the crisis, he sold it for UAH 262 million. own “Pravex-bank”. There were no deals this year, the Segodnya newspaper writes. The mayor's salary is UAH 225,000 per year (19,000 per month), and he most likely received interest on securities. In any case, he did not sell anything, and where he got 3.2 million hryvnias, the mayor’s office does not comment. By the way, in 2008, Chernovetskiy received more from interest on securities – UAH 5 million. Last year, the mayor also got a new home – an apartment in Kyiv. Exactly where, though, is unknown. But there were no changes in the car park of Chernovetsky: two Mercs – S600 l and G55 AMG, Rolls-Royce Phantom and Chaika, purchased at an auction for 1.5 million UAH. The mayor also has a house in Kirovograd (662 sq. m.), a room in Zhytomyr (352 sq.. m). Whether a plot of 14.7 acres in Koncha-Zaspa is now registered with him, his adviser Marta Grimskaya could not answer.

Car park

Chernovetskiy's wife's Mercedes SLR McLaren. The average cost of a new car: $ 600,000 – 700,000. Performance characteristics: 5.4-liter engine, 626 hp. acceleration to 100 km / h – 3.8 seconds, top speed – 334 km / h. Number (АА2407АЕ) Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder of Chernovetskiy's daughter. The average cost of a new car: $ 200,000 – 250,000. Performance characteristics: 5.0-liter engine, 520 hp. acceleration to 100 km / h – 4.3 seconds, top speed – 314 km / h. Porsche 911 (997) Turbo TechArt GT Street 2007 son of Chernovetskiy. Average cost of a new car: $300,000. TTX: 3.6-liter engine, 630 hp. (after tuning, up to – 480 hp) acceleration to 100 km / h – 3.2 seconds, maximum speed – 345 km / h. Number (АА2277ВТ) Three different Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupes (on white, Stepan mostly drives, but in general, each member of the family chooses any copy). TTX: 453-horsepower 6.75-liter engine that accelerates this “fool” to 100 km / h in just 5.9 seconds. The price of each is from $ 500,000. The legendary Maybach of Leonid Chernovetsky. Now he does not drive it, because there is … The total cost of the Chernovetsky car fleet is about $ 3,500,000.

Real estate

1 KONCHA-ZASPA 2 FORTRESS ALLEY 3 LVA TOLSTOY 4 MANSION IN KOBULETI Mansion in Kobuleti Leonid Chernovetskiy is finishing the construction of his mansion in Georgia. His villa is located in Kobuleti, one of the most beautiful coastal tourist cities in Georgia, located 20 km from Batumi.. It has always attracted tourists with clear sea, pine forest and calm environment.. Here Chernovetsky is building a house on a plot of 2.5 hectares, with access to the beach. “Today” visited the construction site of the mansion, the construction of which is now in full swing: they plan to hand over the house in July this year. So far, there are no private houses around the future villa – only the sea and pine forest. But houses nearby are up for sale. The central entrance of the building overlooks the main highway of Kobuleti. The construction site is surrounded by a temporary fence and guarded around the clock: video cameras are located around the perimeter of the site. The security guard told us that it was forbidden to let strangers into the object, as well as to tell someone about the progress of construction. But the workers, of whom there are about 100 people, turned out to be talkative. According to one of them, the Georgian construction company Anagi is building the mansion, but the process is controlled by foreigners – specialists from Spain and Italy. In addition to an apartment in Tel Aviv, the mayor's family also has real estate in Germany. At least there were rumors that the Chernovetskys bought several houses on the same street in one of the German cities. Not so long ago, the son of the mayor Stepan was seen in Spain. Allegedly, he was eyeing real estate in Barcelona. And according to people's deputy Kirill Kulikov, Stepan already has real estate in Canada. But Chernovetsky Jr. himself denied this. Also, Leonid Chernovetsky now spends a lot of time in Georgia, in the homeland of his wife. As local businessmen told us, he is going to invest in local ski resorts.


Leonid Mikhailovich profits from absolutely everything. And even his “piety” will not save him from the sins he has committed, because cashing in on the elderly, robbing the city treasury, lobbying the interests of a religious sect in order to receive his monetary interest, sounds somehow not divine. And the facts that “Lenya-cosmos” uses recreational drugs are not in doubt at all, especially after watching the video with his participation.

Личные данные

ex-wife - Alina Aivazova, lawyer; daughter - Kristina Chernovetskaya, son - Stepan Chernovetsky, Wife: Elena, son - Gabriel
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Kharkiv, Eidemana 2A, 64