Rostyslav Brodsky is the eldest son of politician Mykhailo Brodsky. Born in 1980 in Kyiv, details of Rostyslav’s educational and professional background are scarce. According to his Facebok profile, he attended the American school in Switzerland (TASIS). Rostyslav owns a high-end confectionary called “Kalyna”, presented to him by Mykhail Brodsky. The cakes produced by Kalyna are popular among high-ranking officials in Ukraine: the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was a client of the confectionary. The products of Kalyna are often advertised on the Obozrevatel, which belongs to the Brodskys.
Food industry | Confectionery ‘Kalyna’ | In his interview with the Tabloid Ukrainska Pravda, Mykhailo Brodsky announced that he gave the confectionery “Kalyna” to his son Rostyslav as a present, but according to the Public Register, the company was founde
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Rostyslav Brodsky is the eldest son of politician Mykhailo Brodsky. The latter was a deputy of the third convocation of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, a president nominee in 2004 and 2010.
He has a younger brother Yuriy and a stepmother Svitlana Brodska. Together the family has founded a news agency “Zolota seredyna”.
Brodsky put his wife to sell mattresses and his son – cakes. Retrieved in August 2016 from: http://tabloid.pravda.com.ua/person/4a5dd967ca724/ (05.09.2016)
Since there are no regulations for online media registration, it is extremely difficult to identify ownership structure of a particular media outlet. In our research, we managed to link Zolota seredyna and Obozrevatel through data provided in the Unified Public Register of Court Decisions. The research revealed that in all cases concerning Obozrevatel, Zolotaya Seredyna performed as the defendant on the Obozrevatel’s side. Followed by a research in the Public Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, we could trace that Obozrevatel belongs to Svitlana Brodska and sons of her husband – Rostyslav and Yuri.
In a private conversation with MOM researchers through Facebook, Mykhailo Brodsky confirmed that his family has been owning Obozrevatel for 12 years. He also said that they owned “Vykka” TV-channel in Cherkassy as well.
Unified Public Register of Court Decisions. Retrieved on August 2016 from http://www.reyestr.court.gov.ua/
Unified state register of the Ministry of justice of legal entities, individual enterpreneurs and civic formations . Retrieved on August 2016, from https://usr.minjust.gov.ua/
Veneto Group Registration Information. Youcontrol Website. Retrieved from: https://youcontrol.com.ua/catalog/company_details/39457891 (03.09.2016).
Mykhailo Brodsky Biography. Radio Svoboda (Radio Freedom).
Retrieved from: www.radiosvoboda.org/a/1891584.html (03.09.2016).
Brodsky put his wife to sell mattresses and his son – cakes. Retrieved from: http://tabloid.pravda.com.ua/person/4a5dd967ca724/ (05.09.2016).
Rostyslav Brodsky. Facebook. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/rostyslav.brodskyi (05.09.2016).