TRK Radio-Era LLC
"Center for Introduction of Information Technologies" owns "Era" together with the Private Company "Information Space Development Fund". Both companies are owned by another Ukrainian company, which belongs to an offshore company in Cyprus, the owner of which is indicated as an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands owned by Anton Symonenko. Based on the documents, Mr. Symonenko appeared in the ownership structure in early March of the last year - after purchasing 98% of corporate rights of the company "Information Center for Attraction of Investments” from the offshore company “SCOTWAY Associates LTD", Cyprus.
Limited Liability Company
Symonenko Anton is an assistant to the member of Ukrainian Parliament Derkach Andrii Leonidovych.
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• TV Company “ERA”
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Radio “ERA” (9,98%)
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Radio broadcasting | Radio Era #
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PRIVATE COMPANY "INFORMATION SPACE DEVELOPMENT FUND " # LLC "CENTER FOR INTRODUCTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES "
Affiliated Interests Founder
20 Verkhovna Rada Boulevard, city of Kyiv, Kyiv Region, Ukraine, 02100
(044) 585-43-90, 536-96-01
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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
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Executive Board + Interests Executive Board
Dykyi Vitalii Oleksandrovych – Acting General Director, Editor-in-Chief
Lukin Volodymyr Vsevolodovych – Head of Production of Sociopolitical Programs
Korotayevskyi Serhii Genadiyovych – Deputy Head of Information Programs Production
Troitska Larysa Volodymyrivna – Head of Program Production Department
Karpenko Lidia Mykolaivna – Head of Cultural and Education Programs Production
Non-Executive Board + Interests Non-Executive Board
Lotashevskyi Igor Oleksandrovych
Avrakhov Taras Grygorovych
Other Influential People + Interests Other Influential people
De facto, the company is owned by Andrii Derkach, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Honorary President of which he is, but in 2015 the company was officially re-registered to his assistant Symonenko Anton.
Andriy Derkach, born on 19 August 1967 in Dnipropetrovsk, his father was a KGB officer and a close friend of the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. Andriy Derkach graduated from the military school in Kharkiv. In 1990-1993 he was a student of the Academy of KGB in Moscow.
Derkach started his career at the military in 1989 and by 1994 he became a Deputy Head of the Control Service of the President of Ukraine. Followed by an appointment as an Advisor to the President of Ukraine on foreign economic issues, he later on became the First Deputy of the Prime Minister of Ukraine. He was the Head of the National Nuclear Energy Company “Energoatom” and later also headed the “Ukratomprom”. In 2012 Derkach became a member of the Party of Regions in Ukraine. He was a People’s Deputy of Ukraine in five Convocations of Verkhovna Rada. He is known for supporting the infamous set of Anti-protest laws in Ukraine on January 16, 2014, also known as “dictatorship laws”.
Andriy Derkach has a PhD in Law, and he is an Assistant Professor at the Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Andriy Derkach is married to Oksana Terehova. They have three daughters: Tatyana Terehova (1992), Kseniya Derkach (1992), and Yekateryna Derkach (1997), and two sons: Grygoriy and Mykhailo.
Among the business interests of Derkach, one can name energy and media businesses. He de facto owns TRK Era, Radio Era, and Kievskiy Telegraf. However, the final beneficiary of the companies is Symonenko Anton who is the assistant of the Deputy.
Derkach holds the post of the Honorary President of “Era-Media”, and is the Head of the Arts Council of TRK Еra.
TRC „Era“ is not owned by Derkach but Symonenko : http://mediananny.com/novosti/2315415/
Interview with Lotashevskyi http://ru.telekritika.ua/rinok/2013-03-23/80187
Management of “Era” accused the New Time magazine in publishing paid news from the Presidential Administration: http://osvita.mediasapiens.ua/web/online_media/kerivnitstvo_eri_zvinuvatilo_zhurnal_novoe_vremya_v_rozmischenni_zakazukhi_vid_administratsii_prezidenta/
The company Era is de facto owned by the People’s Deputy Andriy Derkach, the Honorary President of which he is. Despite this fact, the company is registered in the name of his Assistant Anton Symonenko. In the interview in 2013, the General Director Lotashevskyi said that the owner of the company is Derkach. In this article “Dear Russian Brodacaster and Crooked Money. Yanukovych’s Companions to Sponsor Ukrainian Radio”, the New Time magazine states that now the radio is sponsored by the companions of Yanukovych who are now in Russia. Common assessments of the radio show it to have pro-opposition content. Transparency is low, no de facto owners are specified.
Unified state register of the Ministry of justice of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and civic formations. Retrieved in August 2016, from https://usr.minjust.gov.ua/
State register of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://www.nrada.gov.ua/ua/derzhavniyreestr.html
Official web-site of Radio Era. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://www.eramedia.com.ua/
Відкрита база даних помічників народних депутатів України створена на основі офіційної інформації Апарату Верховної Ради України. Лоташевський Ігор Олександрович. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://posipaky.info/minion/288892
Andriy Derkach. Official web-site. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://derkach.com.ua/biografiya/
(2013, March 23). Телекритика. Гендиректор ТРК «Ера» Ігор Лоташевський: «До чого тут власник-регіонал?» Retrieved in August 2016 from http://ru.telekritika.ua/rinok/2013-03-23/80187
Wikipedia. Деркач Андрій Леонідович. Retrieved in August 2016, from https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%94%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%87_%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D1%96%D0%B9_%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87
(2015, February 1). Наші гроші.. Помічники нардепів «Волі народу» (перелік). Retrieved in August 2016 from http://nashigroshi.org/2015/02/01/pomichnyky-nardepiv-voli-narodu-perelik/
(2016, January 26). Ліга. Досьє. Деркач Андрей Леонидович. Retrieved from http://file.liga.net/person/211-andrei-derkach.html
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