Place of Birth. Education. Born in the village of Okhinki, Pryluky district, Chernihiv region. After school, he studied at the district pedagogical college. In 1977 he graduated from the Faculty of History of the Taras Shevchenko Kiev State University, and in 1998, he graduated from the Faculty of Law with a degree in jurisprudence.
Career. In 1976-1977. the future politician tasted the teacher’s bread at the eight-year school in the village of Kalinovka in the Cherkasy region, and then switched to Komsomol-party work, where he spent almost ten years. In 1986-1992 Bondarenko served as deputy, first deputy and head of the executive committee of the Leningradsky district of Kiev. Next – work in the capital’s mayor’s office: head of department, deputy chairman of the KSCA. In 1993, due to disagreement with the position of the chief, mayor Leonid Kosakovsky, Bondarenko left the capital’s administration of his own free will.
Then there was work in the Kievnefteprodukt company, leadership of the Choice deputy group in the Kiev City Council. In 1996, Bondarenko served as Deputy Minister of Justice, managing director of the Ministry of Justice. In the same year, for the first time, he became a people’s deputy of Ukraine, after which he received the mandate of a parliamentarian four more times – in 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2012. He was a member of the factions of the Reform and Order party (party leader – Viktor Pynzenyk) and Our Ukraine (as part of the PRP group). He worked in parliamentary committees on industry and entrepreneurship and on issues of state building and local self-government.
During the 2002 parliamentary and 2004 presidential elections, he led the Kiev city headquarters of the Our Ukraine bloc and opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko. He took an active part in the Orange Revolution.
In the 2006 elections, the PORA-PRP bloc, on the list of which Bondarenko went to the Verkhovna Rada, could not get enough votes. The politician’s attempt to take the chair of the capital’s mayor was also unsuccessful. The only won rate of the deputy chairman of the PRP and the head of the Kiev city party organization Reforms and Order was a place on the list of POR-PRP in the elections to the Kyiv City Council. Bondarenko became a member of Vitali Klitschko’s deputy group and entered into tough opposition to the team of the current mayor Leonid Chernovetsky. He took an active part in the political battles unfolding at almost every session of the capital’s legislature. He actively supported the idea of holding a referendum in Kiev on no confidence in the mayor and the current composition of the city council. Regarding the acute issue for Kiev, related to the rise in the cost of housing and communal services, the politician believes that it was enough to raise tariffs by a maximum of 1.8 times, but not by 3-3.5, as Chernovetsky did.
In the early parliamentary elections of 2007, he entered the Verkhovna Rada under No. 100 of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc. Chair of the subcommittee on monitoring the impact of bills on budget performance of the budget committee.
From December 2012 to November 2014 – People’s Deputy of the VII convocation from the Batkivshchyna, ran in single-mandate constituency No. 219 in Kiev. Member of the Parliamentary Committee on State Building and Local Self-Government. Non-partisan.
On March 7, 2014, by decree of the acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov was appointed head of the Kiev City State Administration. In this position, Bondarenko replaced Vladimir Makeenko.
On June 25, 2014, President Petro Poroshenko, by his decree, dismissed Bondarenko from the post of head of the Kyiv City State Administration, appointing Vitaliy Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, in his place.
From October 25, 2015 to November 2023 – Deputy of the Kiev City Council, was number one on the list of the Batkivshchyna. Hand in the election of the mayor of Kiev, Bondarenko took 4th place in the 1st round, gaining 7.86% of the votes (68460 people).
Social activity. Bondarenko is the head of the Board of the Ridna Osel Charitable Foundation, President of the public organization “Festival” Kievan Rus “.
Family. The politician is married and has two daughters.
Hobby. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, gardening, beekeeping, and folk art.
Death. Vladimir Bondarenko died on August 24, 2023 at the age of 69.