Trukhanov Gennady Leonidovich - full dossier, compromising evidence


Mayor of Odessa since May 27, 2014, People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VII convocation. ...

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Trukhanov Gennady Leonidovich


Trukhanov Gennady Leonidovich – mayor of Odessa. But there is nothing good to say about him. His criminal past dates back to the 90s, when he was a member of a criminal gang that profited thanks to the Odessa Port, and later moved to nightmare Europe. Evidence that Trukhanov was part of the gang is with the Italian police. And after Gennady Leonidovich became mayor, his stealing skills came in handy. So, according to a very famous scheme, he laundered money for the purchase of the Krayan plant by inflating its price. But that's not all. After all, Trukhanov has at least 10 investigations by NABU on illegal enrichment, and false information in the declaration, etc.

Ukraine, Russia
Ukraine, Russia, Virgin Islands
January 17, 1965
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Official biography

Was born on January 17, 1965 in Odessa. Citizen of Ukraine. Lives in Ukraine since birth. Higher education. 1986 – 1992 – North Caucasian Military District – lieutenant, captain. 1993 – 1996 – Security company “Captain” – founder and director. Since 1995 – Ukrainian National Thai Boxing Federation – President. 2000 – 2004 – Representation of the company “Lukoil” in Ukraine – assistant to the representative of the president of the company on security issues. 2004 – 2007 – Apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. 2005 – 2012. – Odessa City Council – deputy. 2008 – 2010. – State Committee of Ukraine for Veterans Affairs in the Odessa region – regional representative. 12.12.2012. – 26.10.2014. – People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VII convocation. From 27.05.2014. – mayor of Odessa. In the local elections on October 25, 2015, he was re-elected as the mayor of Odessa. From 11/24/2020. – re-elected mayor of Odessa.

A family

Divorced. Daughters: Ekaterina Gennadievna Trukhanova, born in 1986, Alisa Gennadievna Trukhanova, born in 2000. Senior Ekaterina graduated from the British School of Economics. Now she is the director of the Odessa spa, and also owns the Shoe luxury shoe store.

NOT official biography

In 2017, NABU searched Trukhanov’s apartment and launched an investigation into his activities as mayor of Odessa (suspected of embezzling 185 million hryvnias of the city budget). On February 14, 2018, Trukhanov and his deputy Pavel Vugelman were detained upon arrival in Ukraine, but subsequently the court released both of them on bail. Trukhanov was bailed by the People's Deputy from the BPP Dmitry Golubov, and Vugelman – Alexander Presman from the Renaissance Party and Yuri Miroshnichenko from the Opposition Bloc faction. NABU and SAPO suspected the mayor of Odessa and several other local officials of stealing UAH 185 million. from the city budget: the buildings of the “Krayan” plant for the mayor's office were bought at an inflated cost. The amount was later halved.. Prosecutors demanded 12 years in prison for Trukhanov, and 11 years for his deputy, Pavel Vugelman. On March 31, 2018, the anti-corruption authorities completed the investigation and the prosecutors concluded that the evidence collected was sufficient to draw up an indictment against Trukhanov, Odessa officials and other persons suspected of embezzling city budget funds. On July 9, 2019, the Malinovsky District Court of Odessa acquitted Gennady Trukhanov and other officials of the Odessa City Council in the case of financial fraud in the purchase of buildings of the Krayan plant. Trukhanov is also accused of false declaration.


The Anti-Corruption Action Center reported that the company Skvo LLC belongs to the daughter of the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov, and not without the help of her father, leases land in the center of Kyiv for a small amount of 40 thousand. UAH for a year. According to journalists, as early as December 27, 2004, Skvo LLC and the Odessa City Council signed a lease agreement for a site: Skvo received 8302 sq. m. m. The Odessa City Council, which was headed by the then mayor Alexei Kostusev, unexpectedly for many, voted in favor of creating a joint venture with the company of two well-known businessmen in the city – Boris Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky. The city gave the entire property complex of the communal airport to the authorized capital of the newly created Odessa International Airport LLC, and Kaufman-Granovsky – UAH 355,000,000. The SBU of the Odessa region has launched criminal proceedings on the fact of obstructing the exercise of the right to vote by a group of persons or a member of the election commission, or another official using his official position (part 3 of article 157 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). So, the SBU was interested in the attempts of the namesakes of the current mayor Gennady Trukhanov and his opponent from the Servant of the People Oleg Filimonov to register as candidates for mayor. The SBU also demanded that the TEC hand over copies of these papers.


Reporters from Sledstva.Info and OCCRP reported on the undeclared apartment of the mother of Odessa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov. Apartment address – Moscow, Lomonosovsky Prospekt 18 apartment 550. I don’t want to scare anyone now, but in recent months we have had a serious problem with this issue,” Trukhanov said several years ago. However, the Council did not purchase land, but unfinished premises on its own site. Aleksey Spektor: Since 2018, the criminal case has been in the proceedings of NABU No. 42016101010000308, according to journalists, SAP conducted an assessment of the acquired non-residential premises and found that their cost is estimated at almost 13 million. UAH. In addition, for the past 3 years, the territory and the acquired premises have not been used for these purposes. In accordance with the court ruling, the investigators believe that the established circumstances of the case give grounds to believe that the officials of the Odessa City Council, by prior agreement with representatives of commercial enterprises, seized the budgetary funds of the territorial community of Odessa on an especially large scale.


The court granted 17 petitions of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau for access and seizure of documents in the case of possible waste of budgetary funds by the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov, officials of the city council and Rostdorstroy LLC and other companies. Aleksey Cherny writes about this on the No Corruption! website. Criminal proceedings No. 52016000000000123 were registered on April 28, 2016. According to part 5 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code. It is known that the court gave access to documentation on tenders in 2015 for the repair of Sakharov and Marselskaya streets, the winner of which was Rostdorstroy. In 2014-2016. The Department of Capital Construction and the Department of Road Facilities signed agreements with Rostdorstroy 437 million. hryvnia, “SK Avtostroy” for 241 million. hryvnia, LLC “KIEVDORSTROY” for 52 million. hryvnia, BVK Pik-Stroy LLC for 52 million. UAH, LLC “DRSU-Kom” for 2500000. It says that Trukhanov still remains a citizen of Russia.

“Mutilation and robbery of Odessa cannot go unpunished”. People's Deputy Leonov demanded that Razumkov create a commission on Trukhanov's violations

Oleksiy Leonov, People's Deputy from the Servant of the People faction, announced that he had initiated the creation of a parliamentary temporary investigative commission to investigate violations of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine by Odessa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov more than two months ago. People's Deputy noted that speaker Dmitry Razumkov slows down the adoption of this decision. The People's Deputy listed several reasons why an urgent investigation into the activities of the mayor of Odessa is necessary. “The colossal scale of corruption in the city government, theft of city property and budget funds, illegal building and destruction of unique architectural and natural objects – all this excites every Odessa citizen. Not to mention the constant tragic fires in the city, for which the city authorities did not bear their responsibility,” the politician said.

How the inhabitants of Odessa did NOT choose Trukhanov

On November 17, the territorial election commission of Odessa announced the result of the second round of the mayoral elections – Gennady Trukhanov again became the head of the city. He has held this position since 2014. He received 54.28% (or 94,921 popular votes). However, voter turnout was only 25%.. His competitor from the Opposition Platform – For Life, Nikolai Skorik, received 72,974 votes. Another 6,000 ballots declared invalid. Due to the lack of a “against all” column, voters spoiled them. Why many Odessans were left without a choice and how some were forced to vote for the incumbent mayor, at the same time accusing him of corruption. We spent election day together with well-known residents of Odessa, who confessed to us how they voted. Pyotr Obukhov, Oleg Mikhailik, Alexandra Kovalchuk, Mikhail Kuzakon and Demyan Ganul spoke about the difficult choice.

NAPC found violations in the financing of three parties

The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption revealed violations in the financing of the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko, the Trust in Deeds parties of Gennady Kernes and Gennady Trukhanov, and the Power of People party of Yuri Bova. This was reported on the NAPC website. “The reports of all three parties established the facts of making contributions to their accounts from persons whose income over the past three years would not allow them to make such expenses.. This may indicate an attempt to hide information about the real sources of funding for the party,” the message says. The NAPC noted that the materials on the violation of the procedure for financing parties were handed over to the police.

The language ombudsman criticized the Russian-language anthem of Odessa. Trukhanov replied that his “brain stood on end along with his hair”

Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language Taras Kremen drew attention to the fact that on April 16, 2013 the city council approved the provisions on the symbols of Odessa, in particular, the Russian-language composition “Song of Odessa” from the Soviet operetta “White Acacia” was approved as the city's anthem. The report also says that the mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, conducts city council meetings in the state language, but “deliberately carries out his own speeches, appeals and calls to deputies in Russian”. The mayor of Dnipro Boris Filatov and the mayor of Mariupol Vadim Boychenko adhere to the same format of speeches. The Ombudsman, in a comment to Strana on May 2, said that the anthem of Odessa should be translated into Ukrainian or a new official anthem should appear. Trukhanov, commenting on the situation to the publication, said that the inhabitants of Odessa liked the city's anthem, and he was not going to initiate the replacement of the anthem.

Part of the face fell off the sculpture on the facade of an old house in Odessa. There was a bottle inside, and it immediately became a meme

In Odessa, on the facade of the House of Rusov, an architectural monument of regional importance, built in 1900, two years after the restoration, one of the sculptures began to collapse. Odessa local historian Yevgeny Sokolsky drew attention to this – on April 8, he posted a photo on Facebook, which shows that half of the face of the sexless sculpture fell off, revealing a plastic bottle inside. The sculpture with a bottle inside has become an occasion for jokes, memes and caricatures. The mayor probably got the most.

Fire at Camp Victoria

In September 2017, the ex-head of the Regional State Administration accused the mayor of Odessa of a fire in the Victoria camp, which killed three children. Saakashvili said that 11 million hryvnias were spent on fire protection and alarm systems in the camp, and contract work was carried out by “Trukhanov's close partners.”

Mayor of Odessa Trukhanov wants to award himself the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky

The mayor of Odessa Trukhanov attributed the state program to himself

Solemnly opened by Trukhanov “Route of Health” in Odessa “solemnly” gave cracks


City Council deputy Olga Kvasnitskaya filed an appeal to the mayor and governor demanding to stop the demolition of the buildings of the Fesenko printing house and the neighboring Richelievsky theater, but the deputies did not support the initiative to preserve the architectural monuments of Odessa.

Trukhanov pushed out the journalist who “annoyed” him with questions

The mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, at a briefing after the court session, pushed away the correspondent of Radio Liberty so as not to answer his questions. “Brawl and rudeness. The mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, got tired of answering questions from journalists after another court session in the case of embezzlement of budget funds, and he decided to leave the courtroom. At the same time, the mayor's guards pushed Radio Liberty journalist Mikhail Shtekel out of his way, who began to ask Mr. Trukhanov questions,” Tomilenko wrote. According to him, the police also decided to defend the mayor and his entourage, isolating the journalist even further.. According to Radio Liberty, after the court session, Trukhanov gave a traditional briefing for the media, and when Shtekel began to ask questions to the mayor, the mayor began to approach him and, without listening to the question, said that he had already finished.. The correspondent still tried to ask a question, but he was pulled aside by unknown persons.. “Some of them often accompany the mayor to these court sessions,” the newspaper writes. “After the unknown dragged the correspondent away, law enforcement officers arrived at the scene of the incident.. organization “Forces of People” Igor Bychkov accused Gennady Trukhanov of organizing an assassination attempt on activist Oleg Mikhailik.

The assassination attempt on Odessa public activist, head of the city organization of the Power of People party Oleg Mikhailik took place near his house. This was announced by the head of the regional organization “Forces of People” Igor Bychkov. Bychkov's statement was published on Facebook by activist Sergei Sternenko. “He had a meeting with an unidentified person. He called his wife and said that he had a meeting and that she should not worry. Literally seven minutes later, the neighbors called her, they said that Oleg was lying in the yard and he felt bad. When they went downstairs, he was already unconscious.. Then the police and an ambulance were already called,” Bychkov said. According to him, Mikhailik's neighbors did not hear the shots.. The head of the regional organization noted that the injured activist actively criticized the mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, as well as the head of the main department of the National Police in the Odessa region, Dmitry Golovin, and the regional prosecutor, Oleg Zhuchenko. He also called Trukhanov the culprit of the attack.. The head of the regional organization “Forces of People” added that there had already been assassination attempts on the activist.

Odessa blogger was outraged by the appointment of the vice-mayor of the city

Odessa journalist and blogger Elena Dobrovolskaya accused the mayor Gennady Trukhanov of appointing old corrupt cadres from the time of the fugitive Viktor Yanukovych – Sergei Podgainy to the post of deputy mayor.

The court interrupted the announcement of the verdict to Trukhanov due to a report of mining

The announcement of the verdict to the Odessa mayor Gennady Trukhanov and other defendants in the case of abuse in the purchase of the building of the Krayan plant will take about 25 hours, presiding judge Sergei Cherevko said. The Malinovsky District Court of Odessa, which on July 4 began to announce the verdict to the Odessa mayor Gennady Trukhanov and other defendants in the case of abuses in the purchase of the building of the Krayan plant, announced a break due to a report of mining, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

Municipal Police

Trukhanov was part of a gang that could be involved in murders, drug smuggling and offshore fraud

The mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, was a member of a gang that could be involved in murders, smuggling of weapons and drugs, as well as offshore fraud. On April 23, the BBC reported this with reference to the data of the Italian police and the Paradise Papers archive. According to the publication, the group operated in the Odessa Port and made money in the oil industry.. After the collapse of the USSR, the gang moved to Europe, and used Italy as its base. In the late 1990s, European law enforcement officers tracked the movements of gang members and listened in on their telephone conversations for four years. “They described the killings as particularly brutal: 'I kept hitting him on the head until it broke… I killed him with many blows'… They were extremely brutal,” Italian Police Deputy Commissioner Nunzia Savino said. The publication published a screenshot from a 1998 Italian police report with a photograph allegedly depicting Trukhanov. Trukhanov taught attackers hand-to-hand combat and sniper shooting. Alexander Angert, nicknamed the Don of Odessa, once served time for murder, and Nikolai Fomichev is described as a “brutal armed man.” Most of the gang members were never charged, as their crimes were not committed in Italy, the newspaper notes.. The investigation was later discontinued. Trukhanov returned to Odessa to start his political career, Angert settled in London, and Fomichev moved to Belgium. The materials of the international law firm Appleby, known as the “Paradise Islands Archive”, indicate that Alexander Popivker, an accountant from London, who is married to Agert's sister, created and managed dozens of Rubicon Group offshore companies, the publication found out.. Trukhanov allegedly had large stakes in four of them. Since 2001, the group has acquired a number of apartments in London through offshore companies, including apartments for 12.5 million pounds (about UAH 440 million), according to the investigation. Trukhanov denied this information in a comment to journalists. He noted that it “undermines his honor, dignity and reputation.”

Suspicious plant “Trukhanivtsi” will build roads also in the Vinnitsa region

An Odessa-based company won a tender to repair roads in the Vinnytsia region by submitting documents for a plant whose existence is now unconfirmed. “Three contracts with a total value of UAH 306 million. for the repair of 13 km of the highway … received by OOO “Rostdorstroy”. The company has been associated with Gennady Trukhanov, now the mayor of Odessa, for many years,” the journalists say. Alexander Zhukov and Alexander Ratskevich are now the beneficiaries of the company.. However, until recently, Yuriy Schumacher from Odessa, a business partner of the mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, was also its co-owner. According to the publication, participants in such tenders in Vinnytsia must have a plant located no further than 150 km from the repair site.. This should guarantee fast and stable asphalt delivery. One of the factories that Rostdostroy submitted for most of the tenders is allegedly located in. Strizhavka near Vinnitsa. However, according to journalists, there is no plant at the address indicated in the documents, even the village head does not know about it. “The police did not find the plant at the place indicated in the documents either: at the request of the activists, the National Police officers conducted an inspection in May and recorded the absence of the plant indicated in the documents submitted for the tender,” the investigation says. Based on these facts, criminal proceedings were initiated under article h. 1 Art. But the mayor never came back. But, he went on another business trip. This time to the Czech Republic, the press service of the City Council reports… Experts, contacted by Ukrinform for comment, expressed their version of the absence of the mayor: Trukhanov, at the sight of law enforcement officers, firmly undertook to investigate transactions in the sea city. The well-known Odessa activist Sergei Sternenko claims that the flight of the mayor of Odessa is connected solely with the fact that he faces criminal liability.

Trukhanov got nasty to the deputy of the City Council for checking the beach for people with disabilities

Odessa journalists shamed Mayor Gennady Trukhanov for boorish behavior at City Council meetings, NW reports with reference to Monitor. In May, the mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, ordered to prepare the beaches for the holiday season and adapt them for people with disabilities, but in the end it turned out that only three beaches were ready, including one for people with disabilities.

“Getting to the sea in a wheelchair turned out to be the same task with an asterisk. Although for this purpose in Odessa there is a special beach for people with disabilities on the 11th. Big Fountain. But unfortunately, it continues to rust and collapse due to the poor quality of the work performed,” said Lilia Leonidova.

Trukhanov complained about Ukraine to the ECtHR

In the European Court of Human Rights, the mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov, wants to challenge his detention by law enforcement officers on February 14, 2018 at the Boryspil airport. Odessa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov complained about Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights. This was announced on July 9 by the press service of the law firm Equity, which represents him. According to her, on June 6, the ECHR accepted for consideration the statement of the mayor regarding his detention by law enforcement officers in February 2018 at the Boryspil airport. Trukhanov believes that Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (on the right to liberty and security of a person) was violated in this case. On February 14, Trukhanov flew from Warsaw to Kyiv's Boryspil Airport, where he was detained by border guards and handed over to detectives from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The mayor was handed a suspicion of damaging the city budget of Odessa. According to the investigation, in September 2016, the Odessa City Council purchased the building of the Krayan plant for UAH 185 million from a private structure, which at the beginning of 2016 bought it at an auction organized by the liquidator of the enterprise for UAH 11.5 million.

Trukhanov “lost” almost 16.3 million in property declaration – SAP

Odessa mayor Gennady Trukhanov was informed of another suspicion of declaring false information. Thus, the investigation found that Trukhanov did not indicate in the declaration the property and income belonging to his wife, in particular, an apartment in Odessa, parking spaces, a car, as well as corporate rights, etc.. P. It is noted that the total value of undeclared property reaches almost UAH 16.3 million. Trukhanov's actions are qualified on the grounds of a crime under Art.. He previously told reporters that he got divorced back in 1997.


Trukhanov is a typical bandit of the 90s. Odessa for him became a tool for illegal earnings. Unfortunately, he belongs to the type of politicians who plunder the budget, optimize their business by abusing their position, and also bribe the local police and the judiciary.. That is, Trukhanov belongs to the majority of corrupt politicians.

Личные данные

Wife Tatyana, children - Ekaterina Gennadievna Trukhanova, Andrei Gennadievich Trukhanov, Alisa Gennadievna Trukhanova; mother - Maria Dmitrievna Trukhanova, father - Leonid Demyanovich Trukhanov
Bandits from the 90s
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