Place of Birth. Education. Born in the village of Nikolaevka Velikolepetikhsky district in the Kherson region. In 1975 he graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Culture with a degree in director of a theater group.
Career. Immediately after graduation, he began his career as a director of the Kherson Palace of Culture of Textile Workers. In 1977 he switched to Komsomol work. In 1979, he went on promotion to Kiev – to the Central Committee of the Komsomol. Since 1984, he has already been at party work: first, he was the head of the culture department of the Kiev city committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, then he was the first secretary of the Leninsky district committee of the Communist Party of Kiev.
In 1991-1992 Bogutsky holds the post of Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine. In 1992-1994 – Assistant to the President of Ukraine (Leonid Kravchuk) on spiritual revival. From 1995 to 1999 – Advisor, and then assistant to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Since 1999, he has been in charge of the Department for Humanitarian Affairs of the Administration of the President of Ukraine (Leonid Kuchma), and since January 2001 – the Main Department of the Presidential Administration for Domestic Policy.
In May 2001, Bogutsky became the Minister of Culture and Arts of Ukraine for the first time. He also retains the portfolio in the Cabinet of Viktor Yanukovych, who was appointed to the post of prime minister in November 2002. Lost the ministerial portfolio after the Orange Revolution.
Prior to his next appointment to the post of head of the Ministry of Culture, Bogutsky served as deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. On November 1, 2006, he received the minister’s portfolio under the quota of the Party of Regions, replacing his “orange” colleague Igor Likhovy.
In December 2007, shortly after the formation of a coalition in the BYuT-NUNS format and the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Yanukovych, Head of State Viktor Yushchenko appointed Bogutsky Deputy of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine. The chair of the ex-minister in the new government of Yulia Tymoshenko was taken by the famous director and creature of Yushchenko Vasily Vovkun.
On March 19, 2010, Bogutsky was dismissed from the administration of the head of state by the new President Yanukovych.
From March to July 2010 – advisor to the head of state Yanukovych.
On July 5, 2010, he was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to the post of head of the State Committee of Ukraine for Nationalities and Religions. On July 16, he was dismissed from the post of presidential adviser “in connection with the transfer to another job.”
On December 24, 2010, by decree of President Yanukovych, he was dismissed from the post of head of the State Committee for Religions and on the same day was appointed First Deputy Minister of Culture Mikhail Kulinyak.
On February 5, 2013, President Yanukovych dismissed Bogutsky from the post of First Deputy Minister of Culture and on the same day appointed him Advisor to the President of Ukraine – Head of the Main Department for Humanitarian Development of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.
September 16, 2014 President Petro Poroshenko reappointed Yuri Bogutsky to the post of presidential adviser. Poroshenko, by one decree, dismissed Bogutsky from the post of presidential adviser – head of the Main Department for Humanitarian Development of the Presidential Administration, and by another – appointed him as presidential adviser.
Views and assessments. While working in the first government of Yanukovych, he advocated the development of patronage in Ukraine, the provision of certain tax preferences to patrons and representatives of certain trends in culture and art. He was a supporter of strengthening ties with non-state creative associations and associations, the creation of public expert councils. He expressed confidence that Ukrainian cinematography would definitely have its own “The Barber of Siberia” and “With Fire and Sword”. He declared the need for state support for creative youth.
At least a partial idea of the tastes of the ex-minister of culture can be added according to his words in an interview with the Kiev Telegraph: “I agree that Poplavsky raised the material and technical base of the university of culture, made it strong. But I do not agree with Poplavsky when he sings, dances and broadcasts.
He advocated the creation of various projects related to Ukrainian culture. At the same time, he said: “But at the same time, I do not want to support the” art of one nation “.
Titles and awards. Bogutsky – Professor, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Honored Art Worker of Ukraine. Awarded with the Order of Merit, III degree.
Family. The politician is married. Raised two daughters.
Death. May 14, 2019 Yuri Bogutsky diedafter a long illness.