Place of Birth. Education. Born in Kharkov. In 1982 she graduated with honors from the Kharkov Law Institute.
Business. Upon graduation, Bogoslovskaya began legal practice at the regional bar association. In 1991, she opened her own business – one of the first private legal services in Kharkov. Specialization – economic law, economic problems of enterprises, legal consulting. In 1994, she organized the International Audit Service. Over time, the Prudence consulting group was created, which in 2002 became an associate member of the international audit company BDO International. Today, the group employs 150 specialists, Prudence has two offices – in Kharkov and Kiev.
political experiments. However, Bogoslovskaya is better known to a wide audience as a politician. “The Art of the Possible” she took up in 1998. Having won in one of the constituencies of Kharkov, she became a people’s deputy of Ukraine. In the Verkhovna Rada, she worked in the committee on finance and banking, the budget committee, and was a member of the Verkhovna Rada’s control commission on privatization issues. In May 1998, she came up with her concept of a tax code, the main provisions of which were to reduce tax pressure in a number of areas, abolish VAT as the most corrupt tax, etc. She took part in the work on the budget, criminal, civil, economic and tax codes. Political preferences led Bogoslovskaya to the faction of the NDP, the Green Party, Labor Ukraine.
In 2001, the politician headed the Constitutional Democratic Party. And during the 2002 parliamentary elections, Bogoslovskaya was one of the leaders of the Winter Generation Team bloc, the main person of which was the well-known businessman Valery Khoroshkovsky. Despite a powerful and expensive advertising campaign, the bloc did not get into the Verkhovna Rada.
In May 2003, Bogoslovskaya headed the State Committee of Ukraine on Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship. At the same time, her colleague in the “winter generation” Khoroshkovsky served as Minister of Economy in the first government of Viktor Yanukovych. And in January 2004, both, “loudly slamming the door,” resigned. As stated, because of disagreement with the policy pursued by the economic bloc of the government under the leadership of First Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and which the “shelters” themselves called “Azarovism.”
In January 2003, “with the aim of establishing a civil society in Ukraine,” Bogoslovskaya initiated the creation of a public association Veche of Ukraine. And in September 2005, on the basis of this association and the Constitutional Democratic Party, the political party Veche was created. In the 2006 parliamentary elections, the leader of the political force and No. 1 on her electoral list counted, first of all, on the support of the middle class. However, to the disappointment of Bogoslovskaya and the sponsors of the party (among them was Viktor Pinchuk, one of the richest Ukrainians, the son-in-law of the ex-president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma), the elections again turned out to be lost.
In Yanukovych’s team. After the 2006 elections, Bogoslovskaya tried to remain in the public eye by participating in various television political talk shows. As before, she drew attention to herself with clarity and categorical judgments, tough offensive tactics in relation to her opponents. At one of the peaks of the political crisis that erupted against the background of a tough confrontation between the ruling coalition and the president, Bogoslovskaya began to actively criticize the statements of Viktor Yushchenko and opposition leaders about the need to hold early parliamentary elections. On April 4, 2007, two days after the issuance of the first presidential decree on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the 5th convocation, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine. She continued to defend the interests of the coalition and the Yanukovych government in a new status.
In the Ministry of Justice, according to the order of Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych, Bogoslovskaya was instructed to oversee and coordinate the work of the department of social, labor and humanitarian legislation, the department for systematizing legislation and legal information, the department for coordinating legal work and legal education, several regional departments of justice (Zaporozhye, Kharkiv, Lugansk and Transcarpathian ).
When it became clear that early parliamentary elections were a reality, Bogoslovskaya resigned as chairman of the Veche and entered the electoral list of the Party of Regions, in which her new political allies gave her an honorable 4th place. According to the politician, the PR offered cooperation to the Veche party half a year ago. “We felt that the Veche and the “regions” have much in common in economic policy, foreign policy, education, the social sphere, and we are sure that we need to join forces. The Party of Regions made a proposal to the Veche to delegate its representatives to work in parliament,” – said the Deputy Minister of Justice. At the same time, she, apparently, was not embarrassed by being in the same political force and being on the electoral list next to the same Azarov, because of whom the demarche was arranged in 2004. In the list of the Party of Regions, it was listed under the fourth number and was a member of the presidium.
In the Verkhovna Rada of the VI convocation, she served as First Deputy Head of the Committee on Culture and Spirituality. Non-fractional.
On May 25, 2009, she left the Party of Regions and announced her intention to run for the presidency of Ukraine. In the January 17, 2010 elections, Bogoslovskaya won 0.41% of the vote.
Since December 2012 – People’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the VII convocation from the Party of Regions (No. 60 on the list). First Deputy Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Spirituality. Member of the Party of Regions.
December 3, 2013 Inna Bogoslovskaya officially left the ranks of the PR.
In 2019, she was registered as a candidate for the presidency of Ukraine.
Regalia. Honored Lawyer of Ukraine. Member of the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine and the Union of Auditors of Ukraine
Family. Married for the second time. Daughter – Anastasia Surina (born 1980).