Place of Birth. Education. Born in Kiev. Oles’ parents were descendants of Ukrainian Cossacks and peasants by origin. Father is an officer of the 5th (ideological) directorate of the KGB. The great-grandfather of the writer served in the tsarist army as an officer, and during the collectivization of the 1930s he was dispossessed of kulaks and sent to build the White Sea Canal. In 1992 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (specialty “teacher of Russian language and literature”).
Career. Did not engage in teaching activities. Worked in various metropolitan print media: “Kievskiye Vedomosti”, “2000”, “Friend of the Reader”, “Leader”, “Natalie”, “Ego”, “XXL”.
From October 2006, he worked as the host of the Teen League program on the Inter TV channel (Ukrainian version of the Brain Ring TV game).
He led the author’s column and blog in the newspaper “Segodnya”, then was appointed to the position of editor-in-chief of this publication. In early March 2015, he resigned from the post of editor-in-chief of Segodnya after only three months of work in the publication.
Author of the books “Ghoul Taras Shevchenko”, “Return the harems to women”, “The Secret History of Ukraine-Rus”, “Angel Taras Shevchenko”, “Revolution in the Swamp”.
On the afternoon of April 16, 2015, Oles Buzina was shot dead by masked men at 58 Degtyarevskaya Street in Kiev.
Family. He was married and has a daughter.