Place of Birth. Education. Born in the village of Goloby, Kovelsky district in Volyn. In 1981 he graduated from the Kiev Institute of National Economy (specialty – “accounting in industry”), in 2001 – Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade (specialty – “international law”). Candidate of Economic Sciences.
Career. Anatoly Brezvin began his career immediately after graduating from school as a worker at the Golobsky canning plant. After serving in the Soviet Army and receiving a diploma in economics in the Kiev Narkhoz, he worked for three years as a senior economist in the financial department of the Kiev City Executive Committee. Then – from 1984 to 1990. – Held the posts of Deputy Head, Head of the State Revenue Inspectorate of the Financial Department of the Podolsky District Executive Committee and Head of the Financial Department of the Minsk District Council of Kiev.
Since 1990 – in the tax service. For six years he headed the State Tax Inspection of the Minsk region of the capital. For two more years he headed the State Tax Administration of Kiev. From December 1998 to April 2005 Anatoliy Brezvin served as Deputy Chairman of the STA of Ukraine, head of the STA in Kiev. After the “orange” team came to power and the personnel revolution in the fiscal department, Anatoly Brezvin remained the head of the capital’s tax department, but without the previous solid prefix “deputy chairman of the STAU.” And in September 2005, after another large-scale “personnel revolution” at the top, he left the tax service altogether.
He returned to the STA in August 2006 after the formation of the government of Viktor Yanukovych. Immediately – in the chair of the chairman.
On December 24, 2007, shortly after the formation of a coalition government led by Yulia Tymoshenko, he resigned. On the same day, Anatoly Brezvin was replaced as head of the tax administration by a deputy from the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc, co-owner of Brokbiznesbank Sergey Buryak.
Since June 2010 – the head of the board of Ukrgasbank. In 2011, Sergey Mammadov replaced him in this position.
Since December 8, 2006 to December 18, 2023 – President Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine.
Views and assessments. In August 2007, the Cabinet of Ministers amended the regulation on the STA, making the tax the central executive body with a special status. According to the publication Economic news, thus Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych intends to remove the department from the Ministry of Finance and work with him directly, without the mediation of First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mykola Azarov. In addition, allegedly Anatoly Brezvin, the creature of Yanukovych, repeatedly had disagreements with the leadership of the supervising ministry, and he wanted to work autonomously. According to the version of high-ranking members of the Party of Regions, by granting independence to the STAU, the Cabinet of Ministers demonstrated the strengthening of financial discipline. And their political opponents remind that billions of dollars associated with VAT refunds are spinning in the tax authorities. And they assume that the head of government wanted to independently regulate relations between large corporations that finance early parliamentary elections and the tax administration.
Twice deputy of the Kiev City Council. He was a member of the parliamentary faction of the People’s Bloc of Lytvyn, served as deputy chairman of the standing committee on budget and socio-economic development.
Titles and awards. The Chairman of the State Tax Administration was awarded the special title “State Advisor to the Tax Service of the 1st Rank”. Awarded with the Order “For Merit” I-III degrees. Head of STA – Honored Economist of Ukraine, President of the Association “Lawyers and Insurers”.
Family and hobby. Two sons (born 1982 and 1998) and a daughter (born 1988). Anatoly Brezvin is a fan of ice hockey, served as the hockey federation of Ukraine.