Place of birth, education. Born in the city of Bakal, Chelyabinsk Region (Russia). In 1977, Bogatyreva graduated from the Kharkov Medical Institute (qualification – doctor). In 1996 – Kiev National University named after T. Shevchenko, majoring in jurisprudence. Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor.
Career. She began her career in 1970 as a seamstress at the Kramatorsk garment factory. After graduating from medical school from 1977 to 1979. worked as an intern in the Gorlovka City Hospital No. 2. In 1979-1980. Bogatyreva – obstetrician-gynecologist of the medical unit No. 3 of the Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Plant. In the next 10 years – an obstetrician-gynecologist, chairman of the trade union committee, deputy chief physician of the Kramatorsk Central City Hospital.
In 1990-1994 – People’s Deputy of Ukraine. From 1994 to 2000 served as Deputy, First Deputy and Minister of Health. In 2000, he was a scientific adviser to President Leonid Kuchma. From July 2000 to November 2007 – People’s Deputy of Ukraine (third convocation in a row). In March 2001, she joined the Regions of Ukraine group, for many years she was a member of the Party of Regions (PR) faction.
In the Verkhovna Rada of the IV convocation, Bogatyreva was the head of the Regions of Ukraine faction, chairman of the subcommittee on legislative provision of medical care, medical activities, medical education and science, a member and chairman of several temporary special commissions. In the parliament of the 5th convocation, she again headed the PR faction, and also became a member of the parliamentary budget committee and the permanent delegation of the Verkhovna Rada in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Bogatyreva is the author of dozens of bills in the field of healthcare and not only. Accumulated a solid prestige in his party. He is a member of the political executive committee of the Party of Regions, as well as one of the “persons” and speakers of the party. Participates in the preparation and implementation of strategic party decisions. So, after the 2006 parliamentary elections, Bogatyryova was one of the Party of Regions negotiators in the dialogue with Our Ukraine on the creation of a coalition of popular unity (aka “broad”). She was elected coordinator of the anti-crisis coalition, which was made up of the Party of Regions, the SPU and the CPU. She was at the forefront of the ruling coalition in the fight against President Viktor Yushchenko, whose goal was to take away the lion’s share of the powers of the head of state in favor of the government and the parliamentary majority.
After the Party of Regions agreed to early parliamentary elections initiated by the president, Bogatyreva took second place on the party electoral list (Victor Yanukovych traditionally took first place). The party, as in the 2006 elections, won the largest number of votes, but fell short of its own previous result.
On December 24, 2007, by decree of President Yushchenko, Bogatyryova was appointed to the post of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
On February 14, 2012, by decree of President Yanukovych, she was appointed Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Health of Ukraine.
On February 27, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Bogatyryova from the post of head of the Ministry of Health, appointing Oleg Musiy, coordinator of the Maidan medical service (in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk), in her place.
In public life from 1997 to 2003. Bogatyreva was the secretary of the Supervisory Board of the National Fund for the Social Protection of Mothers and Children “Ukraine for Children”.
Views and assessments. He characterizes his style in politics as follows (to paraphrase Winston Churchill): “Whatever your political interests, you must not disrespect your enemies and betray your friends.”
Bogatyreva is a supporter of determining the status of the Russian language in a national referendum. He says about Ukraine’s relations with the Russian Federation: “Russia was, is and will be not only a neighbor, but also a strategic partner.” Bogatyryova’s view of the sale of the Krivorozhstal metallurgical plant for $4.8 billion by the government of Yuri Yekhanurov is original. “The work of the government can be regarded as an underestimation of this property and a betrayal of national interests,” she says. This is despite the fact that in 2004 the government of the leader of the Party of Regions, Yanukovych, allowed the structure created by regional Rinat Akhmetov and Viktor Pinchuk, Kuchma’s son-in-law, to privatize Ukraine’s largest steel plant for $803 million.
In the very first comments after the appointment of Bogatyryova as Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, observers suggested that Yushchenko took such a step to curb the presidential ambitions of the new Prime Minister of the country, leader of the BYuT Yulia Tymoshenko, or to gain support from the opposition in the person of the Party of Regions, up to expanding the parliamentary coalition at the expense of the Regions. . Another version is that Bankovaya is trying to deepen the split in the Party of Regions: between the moderate wing led by Akhmetov, whose representative is Bogatyreva, and the radical movement led by Yanukovych. Be that as it may, the top of the party and the ex-premier personally took the news of Bogatyryova’s appointment as secretary of the National Security and Defense Council without much enthusiasm, wishing her success in this post, but without their participation. A few months later, a comrade-in-arms was expelled from the party.
Experts note that Bogatyreva is close to the parliamentary group of Akhmetov and his longtime friend and fellow party member Boris Kolesnikov.
Criminal case. On June 19, 2014, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine opened a criminal case against employees of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, including Raisa Bogatyryova. She is suspected of stealing funds in the amount of UAH 6.5 million for the purchase of medicines (part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal Code), for which she faces 8 to 12 years in prison. According to investigators, Bogatyreva gave an order for the purchase of medicines banned from the purchase of her son’s company.
On October 21, 2014, Bogatyrev was put on the wanted list by the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine.
On March 20, 2015, she was arrested in absentia by the Pechersky District Court of Kiev. In July 2015, the Pechersk District Court allowed the Prosecutor General’s Office to apply a special investigation procedure to Raisa Bogatyryova, which allows for a conviction in absentia.
Raisa Bogatyreva is a defendant in European and American sanctions. During the period until September 19, 2016 was wanted Interpol.
August 27, 2019 Raisa Bogatyreva was detained by border guards at the Kiev airport when she arrived from Minsk. August 29 Bogatyrev left the pre-trial detention center on bail in the amount of 6 million hryvnias.
Awards, titles. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olga III degree. Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology. Honored Doctor of Ukraine.
Family. Married. Husband – Igor Alexandrovich – First Deputy General Director of the Ukrainian Fund for Entrepreneurship Support. She raised two sons – Alexander and Igor (born in 1977). Oleksandr is an ex-deputy of the Kyiv City Council. He was a member of the Party of Regions faction and was deputy head of the standing committee on budget and socio-economic development of the capital. Igor is now a former member of the National Council of Serhiy Tigipko’s Strong Ukraine party.