Date of Birth: 06/01/1953
Place of birth: Bakal
Raisa Bogatyrev (maiden name - Laktionova) was born January 6, 1953 in the city of Chelyabinsk Oblast Bakal (RSFSR) in a working class family. In 1959 the family moved to Kramatorsk Donetsk region.
Received Lugansk Medical Institute after moving with her husband to Kharkov graduated from the Kharkov Medical Institute (1977). In 1996 he defended his thesis, and in 2000 - his doctoral dissertation in medicine. In the second education - a lawyer. After graduation he worked as a doctor, deputy chief doctor on the organization of care for children and mothers.
In 1990 he was first elected to the parliament. In 1994-1999 he served as Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine, in 1999-2000 - the Minister of Health. The Acting scientific adviser under President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.
He became a trustee of the presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych in the 2004 presidential elections. Soon he took the post of deputy head of the Party of Regions.
Since December 2007 - Secretary of the National Security Council and Defense of Ukraine.
She is married, the spouse Igor - first deputy general director of the Ukrainian Fund for Entrepreneurship Support. He brings sons Igor and Alexander (born in 1977). One of the sons Bogatyriova Alexander - deputy of Kyiv City Council (since 2006).
Titles and awards: Honored Doctor of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology, awarded ordenom of Princess Olga of III degree, Honorary Citizen of Donetsk region (2007.