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Andriy Derkach

Andriy Derkach

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.

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Charity | “Our Future” | All-Ukrainian Charity Fund for Ecology and Social Security #

Energy sector| Energoatom | In 2002-2003, he was the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the National Nuclear Energy Company # Since 2006 he was the President of Energoat

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Andriy Derkach is married to Oksana Terehova. Oksana Volodymyrivna hold a PhD in Arts, she is Assistant Professor of Culture Studies Department at the Kyiv National Arts and Culture University. They have three daughters: Tatyana Terehova (1992), Kseniya Derkach (1992), and Yekateryna Derkach (1997), and two sons: Grygoriy and Mykhailo.

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TRC „Era“ is not owned by Derkach but Symonenko. Retrieved in September 2016 from: (07.09.2016).

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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.


Official Website of Andriy Derkach. Retrieved from: (05.09.2015).

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