Kulichenko Ivan Ivanovich - full dossier, compromising evidence


Mayor of Dnepropetrovsk from 1999 to November 21, 2014, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada ...

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Treasurer, liar, corrupt official ...


Corruption, embezzlement, traffic violations ...

Kulichenko Ivan Ivanovich


Ivan Ivanovich Kulichenko – former mayor of Dnipro. He managed to stay in this post for 15 years. But despite the positive feedback from citizens about him, he has a criminal past. The first thing that catches your eye is that Ivan Ivanovich managed to be part of three political forces – the Party of Regions, the BPP Solidarity, and now Our Land. This means that he has no moral and political principles. Also it turned out that Kulichenko supports Oleksandr Vilkul, and together with him in 2013 they "sawed" the money from the next fraud among themselves.

July 7, 1955
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Kulichenko Ivan Ivanovich

Official biography

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Place of Birth. Education

Born in Dnepropetrovsk. In 1977 he graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Civil Engineering Institute. Career. In 1979, after serving in the Armed Forces of the USSR, he got a job in the capital construction department of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional Executive Committee. In 1986, Ivan Kulichenko was appointed deputy chairman of the planning commission of the Dnepropetrovsk city executive committee.. All his further career is connected with work in the city government. Since 1990 – Deputy Chairman of the City Executive Committee of Dnepropetrovsk. Since 1994 – First Deputy Mayor of the city. Since April 1999 – acting. mayor. Three times in a row – in 2000, 2002 and 2006. – Elected to the position of mayor of Dnepropetrovsk. In 2010 – joins the Party of Regions, was elected mayor of Dnepropetrovsk for the fourth time. In 2014, he ran for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc in the single-mandate constituency No. 28 in Dnepropetrovsk, was elected a people's deputy, gaining 33% of the vote, and on November 21 resigned as mayor of Dnepropetrovsk. On February 22, 2014, immediately after the execution on the Maidan, after the insistence of local residents, he wrote a statement about his withdrawal from the Party of Regions. From November 2014 to August 2019 – People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, member of the parliamentary faction of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc party.

A family

Married, has two daughters. NOT an official biography As Delovaya Stolitsa wrote, Ivan Kulichenko has always positioned himself as a person equidistant from the influence of financial and industrial groups. Being a devoted fan of the football club “Dnepr”, he maintains a relationship with its owner Igor Kolomoisky, but tries not to spoil them with another business heavyweight – Viktor Pinchuk. The mayor's office is quite loyal to other representatives of the Dnepropetrovsk business, many of whom praise the mayor for not interfering in their affairs. He was not noticed in the persistent pushing of personal business interests.. Although there is an alternative opinion that they are present in road construction, and the relatives of the mayor control a significant share of the local outdoor advertising market. In December 2008, Ivan Kulichenko became a defendant (number 119) in the “200 Most Influential Ukrainians” rating compiled by Focus magazine.. At the same time, the publication noted that in March 2008, the Committee of Voters of Ukraine conducted a study of the fulfillment of election promises by the mayors of the largest cities in Ukraine, and the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk turned out to be the leader.


According to the journalists of the site “Our money”, in 2011-2013. The Department of Internal Policy of the Dnipropetrovsk City Council spent more than 1,100,000 UAH. to pay for services that were never provided. This was reported by the press service of the State Financial Inspectorate. Violations were identified as part of an unscheduled audit of the activities of the department, which was carried out in accordance with the decision of the Babushkinsky District Court of. Dnepropetrovsk. The specified amount was transferred to contractors for computer equipment maintenance services, organization and holding of scientific and practical conferences, round tables, exercises, seminars, car rental and research in the field of construction. At the same time, the listed services were not provided. In addition, as the auditors found out, one of the contractors does not have specialists at all who could perform the specified work. Operations with budgetary funds on accounts were stopped by the Department of Internal Policy. The audit materials were transferred to the SU GUMVD of Ukraine in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Dnipropetrovsk City Council during 1999-2014. Headed by Ivan Kulichenko, who in 2010-2014. He was a member of the Party of Regions.

The former mayor of Dnipro goes to the polls with the party “Our land”

Very interesting is the fact that Kulichenko changed three political forces. Initially, he was a member of the Party of Regions, then joined the BPP Solidarity, and now he decided to run for mayor again, but from Our Land. This was reported by the press service of the party. According to Kulichenko, today the development of local self-government is the key to restoring the economic and resource potential of the country. He also noted that Our Land is in the TOP-3 parties represented in local authorities.. “There are many of my colleagues there, and today Our Land is a political force that ranks third in Ukraine in terms of representation in local governments.. This force has experience, youth and audacity to move important processes both in Dnipro and in Ukraine. We do not want to criticize anyone and demand something. We want to propose and do it together,” the ex-mayor of Dnipro is quoted in the party. But soon, the Our Land party was not allowed to participate in the elections, and all the ambitions and plans of Kulichenko were destroyed. Also, Kulichenko was recognized as the most irresponsible deputy in the period 2015-2016.

Kulichenko did Vilkul a disservice

Open support from the former mayor is the worst thing that could happen to Oleksandr Vilkul. This opinion is expressed by political scientists, commenting on today's statement about the need to vote for a candidate from the “Opposition Bloc”, voiced by Ivan Kulichenko, who headed Dnepropetrovsk for 15 years: from 1999 to 2014. “The point is not only that now all Vilkul's statements about how the previous government destroyed Dnepropetrovsk for years will be perceived as simply untenable. After all, it would be impossible to “bury” the municipal economy in the year of Kulichenko's absence.. The problems are so systemic that they have been accumulating for decades.

It was precisely those decades during which Ivan Ivanovich was at the helm of the metropolis,” emphasizes political scientist Viktor Fesev. According to him, such a transfer of the “mayor's baton” also means the complete discrediting of Vilkul as a “business executive”. “Do you know what is most frightening in Kulichenko’s statement? The fact that he argues support for the Opposition Bloc candidate by the need for the mayor to deal not with political, but with economic issues. according to Kulichenko, the further development of Dnepropetrovsk is impossible. Can you imagine the cynicism of this person: elevators have not been working for decades, there is no public transport system as such, social projects have been frozen, and we will solve all this by taking exits from the bridge on the outskirts of the city,” the expert notes.. However, Ivan Kulichenko's attention to Vilkul's “Komsomol construction projects” may also indicate the interest of the former mayor. “Since the exit from the Kaydak bridge is so important for Ivan Ivanovich, we can conclude that they “cut” the money for its construction together – Kulichenko as the mayor, and Vilkul as the governor of the region,” says Viktor Fesev. According to him, this could explain many of the “oddities” of Ivan Kulichenko's behavior of his activities in the chair of the mayor.. “It has always been incomprehensible how the mayor of the city allowed the monopoly of Krivoy Rog companies in the passenger transportation market. And now the situation has cleared up,” the political scientist emphasizes.

Early scams with Vilkul

According to the Censor.Net website, in 2013 a scandal erupted in Dnepropetrovsk, which has no analogues in the history of Ukraine. 96 properties were openly stolen from the city and its residents, the market value of which exceeds UAH 1.5 billion. As the Dnipro website “Informator” notes, “the former governor Alexander Vilkul and the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk Ivan Kulichenko took part in the scam. With the complete inaction of the regional prosecutor's office, they deprived the city of objects of social significance, giving them a fictitious debt that was issued retroactively in order to confuse the traces. At the same time, the objects were estimated at a miserable UAH 42 million. On July 24, 2013, during the consideration of the case in the Economic Court of Dnepropetrovsk, with the consent of the City Council, a settlement agreement is concluded, according to which all 96 communal property objects on the balance sheet of the KP are estimated at only UAH 42 million. and transferred to Solaris to pay off debts. Another 25 million of this fictitious debt, the company, as it were, forgives. The processes to return this property to the ownership of the Dnieper are still dragging on.” Attempt to legalize titushki. The Vgorode website noted, “according to the order of the executive committee of the Dnipropetrovsk City Council dated January 28, another public formation has appeared in the Dnipropetrovsk region – for the protection of public order. Its representatives – young sports guys who appear in rallies near the regional state administration, called their movement “People's squad of the Dnipropetrovsk region.”


– People's Deputy of Ukraine, former mayor of Dnepropetrovsk Ivan Kulichenko more than two years ago proposed calling the city Dnepropetros. Stone – in Greek “petros”. On the territory of the city there is a unique outcrop of granite rocks – stone, hence the proposed name – Dnepropetros. This was reported by the newspaper “Dnepr Vecherniy”. – But I think that now this is not the main issue on which you need to spend money, so the Verkhovna Rada did not vote for the law on toponymy, – Ivan Kulichenko said at a meeting of deputies of the Dnepropetrovsk City Council. – I talked with veterans and understood what they had in mind about this. It is necessary to discuss this issue widely with the population.

Sanatorium “Tavria”

On December 4, 2006, a criminal case was initiated against Ivan Kulichenko regarding the embezzlement of 810 thousand budget hryvnias aimed at the construction of the Tavria sanatorium in Crimea. Under the article, Kulichenko's first deputy, Anatoly Krupsky, whose signature was on forged documents regarding the transfer of 150 hectares to a certain company in the center of Dnepropetrovsk – on Lenin Square, goes on a long-term lease. Criminal case against the mayor's adviser On December 9, 2008, the mayor's adviser on tender policy, Olga Katan, was arrested.. A criminal case was initiated against her, 8 criminal acts were charged. The mayor's adviser fraudulently took possession of eight apartments.

Ivan Kulichenko is a regular “client” of the prosecutor's office

This time, the prosecutor's office will deal with Ivan Ivanovich in connection with his failure to comply with the decision of the Babushkinsky District Court of June 24 this year, which recognized the dismissal of Boris Dedov from the post of director of the Lazar Globa Central City Children's Park as illegal. The court decided to immediately reinstate Dedov in office. On July 15, the deadline for the voluntary implementation of this decision, which Ivan Kulichenko was acquainted with by representatives of the state executive service, expired. However, Ivan Ivanovich, whose powers include the appointment and dismissal of the heads of public utilities, to this day has not taken any measures to restore justice.. In this regard, Boris Dedov appealed to the prosecutor's office with a demand to initiate a criminal case against the mayor.. And, there is no doubt that such a case will be initiated. And not only because there is every reason for this.. It's just that in Dnepropetrovsk there are many influential people who benefit from the mayor, who is on the verge of “landing”. Then you can negotiate with him from a position of strength. And negotiations are by no means in the interests of the townspeople … Boris Dedov was also “Kulichenko's man”. But besides this, – a talented manager. With the advent of 10 years ago in the utility company “Park im. Globa” of the new director, the wild, littered array turned into the most beautiful place in the city. Moreover, the park has become the only profitable utility company in Dnepropetrovsk! Globa Park received about UAH 1.2 million from the amusement rides alone, while Shevchenko Park received UAH 110,000. It got to the point that Boris Dedov refused the budget 170 thousand. hryvnias, with which the deputies of the city council repeatedly tried to “benefit” the park. He suggested that the parliamentary commission on the budget find a more worthy use of these funds – for the social protection of the disadvantaged segments of the population … But some servants of the people, instead, decided to take over a successful public utility. It began with the fact that the head of the department of culture Valentina Boyko and deputy. Mayor Irina Zaitseva tried to impose a charter on the park, according to which its authorized capital would be only 10 thousand hryvnias – profitable rides were transferred to the enterprising Ms. Boyko. Dedov did not agree with this, and a protracted confrontation began, which grew into a violent conflict: the fighters of a private security structure, guided by the order of Ms. Boyko, threw Boris Ivanovich out of his office. The director's chair was taken by Svetlana Kravchenko, an accountant from Ozerka. Ivan Kulichenko watched the ongoing raider seizure of the park indifferently, stating that he knew nothing about the plans of his subordinates. In courts, Dedov also defended the interests of the park on his own. And, having won, he faced the indifference of the mayor, who did not want to interfere in the conflict situation. FORMER DEPUTY KULICHENKO HAS BEEN UNDER HOUSE ARREST The tax police, in close contact with the Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration, is engaged in the identification and theft of funds from the state and local budgets, namely: tenders, road construction, purchase of medicines, etc. Sergey Penkov, First Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the State Fiscal Service in the Dnepropetrovsk region, informed IA “MOST-DNEPR” about this. “This month there were several high-profile cases related to the theft of funds from local and state budgets.. In the summer of this year, the ex-deputy mayor of Dnepropetrovsk was detained and arrested by the court. As of today, the ex-deputy mayor of Dnepropetrovsk was released from custody for health reasons, and house arrest was chosen for him.. The case is being investigated, the case is very extensive, because in the course of implementation, searches were carried out at 14 enterprises that were winners of tenders for the construction of roads and landscaping the city. At that time, the amount transferred by these enterprises was about UAH 200 million. Checks take time, as these are forensic accounting and technical expertise. Let's hope that in January-February a number of criminal cases will be sent to court, according to Art.. 191 (theft of funds from the budget),” he said. DNEPROPETROVSK MAYOR'S MITSUBISHI KULICHENKO VIOLATED SDA ON THE EMBANKMENT Kulichenko's Jeep Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon with state number AE 0100 MR, driving from the sidewalk to the embankment, crossed two solid. According to the ZOV activist who filmed the video, in such a simple way the mayor left some kind of party where all the city leadership was.

Ivan Kulichenko was driving the jeep, but the driver's face cannot be seen on the video, so there will be no application to the traffic police.

The former mayor of Dnipro rides in someone else's car

People's Deputy of Ukraine (“Petro Poroshenko Bloc”), the former mayor of Dnipro, Ivan Kulichenko, drives someone else's car and lives in a hotel room, the rent of which exceeds the deputy's salary. So, according to the income statement of the deputy for 2016, Kulichenko owns a land plot (837.49 sq.. meters) and a house (518.4 sq.. meters) in the Dnieper, as well as a garage with an area of 49.2 sq.. meters. The ex-mayor of Dnipro did not declare valuable property. Kulichenko owns a 2007 Mitsubishi Pajero car owned by a third party, while the cost of the car is not specified. In the declaration for the previous year, this car did not appear. Kulichenko did not declare ownership of securities or corporate rights. At the same time, he claimed the authorship of nine inventions, one in metallurgy and eight in the field of construction.. Among the sources of income, the people's deputy mentioned UAH 142,677. salary received for the year in the Verkhovna Rada, or 11.9 thousand. UAH. per month, 169871 UAH. compensation of expenses for the performance of deputy powers and UAH 168,360. compensation for renting a hotel room in Kyiv (i.e.. room costs 14 thousand. UAH per month). Kulichenko also received UAH 115,642 for the year. pensions (UAH 9.6 thousand per month) and UAH 250,946. bank interest. The bank accounts of the ex-mayor contain 880 thousand UAH, 10.7 thousand dollars and 2.4 thousand euros. Another 325 thousand. UAH. he keeps cash. A year earlier, Kulichenko had UAH 1.17 million. in a bank account and 450 thousand. UAH. in cash

Kindergarten and Kulichenko: political agitation for the smallest appeared in Dnipro

In the kindergarten of the Dnieper handed out a newspaper with campaigning for the former mayor of the city and people's deputy Ivan Kulichenko. This was reported by journalist Liza Svetlova on her Facebook page. The journalist admits that the newspaper is published in accordance with the law, indicating the circulation and printing house. At the same time, Svetlova is concerned that the newspaper is distributed in an institution that is financed from the city budget from taxes paid by the residents of Dnipro. .

Dnipro people's deputies Kulichenko and Vilkul received compensation for housing

17 people's deputies from Dnipro received compensation for rent in August. At the same time, according to the declarations of people's deputies, many of them are far from poor people. so, for example, the ex-mayor of Dnipro Ivan Kulichenko keeps more than a million hryvnias in accounts. Approximately the same income and Kuryachiy. And Dubinin has more than UAH 15 million on deposit.

The mayor of Dnipro lives in a three-story building with a gym, and his deputy “captured” the street

At the addresses that appear in the documents of the first deputy mayor Igor Tsyrkin and deputy mayor Vladimir Medvedchuk, the neighbors have never heard that they live next to influential officials. But the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk Ivan Kulichenko never hid his place of residence – st.. Rybinskaya, 140 (Substation area). Compared to neighboring luxurious mansions, his three-story (518.4 square meters are indicated in the income statement) house under the red tiled roof looks modest.. Behind a low brick fence and a metal gate with an alarm system (the object is guarded by a private company), you can see a small front garden in which cherries, arborvitae and grapes, familiar to Ukrainian latitudes, grow.. The windows of the second floor are barred, and on the third, behind a wide glass window, you can see sports equipment – apparently, Ivan Ivanovich is trying to keep himself in shape.

What did Ivan Kulichenko forget in prison?

The political campaign is in full swing and candidates for people's deputies are attracting the electorate in various ways. So, Ivan Kulichenko, a candidate for people's deputies of Ukraine in the majority district No. 28, began repairing the Dnepropetrovsk correctional colony No. 89 in the Zapadny residential area. Thanks to the allocation of funds for repairs before the elections, the colony should ensure an increase in votes in favor of Kulichenko in the early parliamentary elections to be held on July 21, 2019. Mr. Kulichenko himself planned to allocate budget money, but due to the change of power, plans have changed a little. Now Ivan Ivanovich allocates money from an unknown source for the repair of the catering department of the correctional colony. Activists found out about such a “generous” gift for the penal colony at 1-a Danila Galitsky Street from the candidate and began to picket the prison territory. Protest participant Roman Moyshyn said that the current people's deputy and candidate Ivan Kulichenko planned to allocate 1.2 million hryvnia of budget funds for reconstruction.


Based on the biography of Kulichenko, there are a lot of interesting questions. It is still not clear whether Kulichenko has a car, because some sources indicate a Mercedes, but there is not a word about it in the declaration, and what kind of mysterious Mitsubishi is it? The ex-mayor is clearly lying about his transport. Also, we see a picture of turning typical corruption schemes, plundering the state budget. It's amazing how a mayor with a criminal record could hold out in office for 15 years.

Личные данные

There is a wife, two children.
"Our Land", in the past BPP
Серия и номер паспорта:
AE 362754
Адрес прописки:
Dnipro st. Karl Lichtenberg 4b