He was born on August 31, 1959, in Moscow.
In 1983-1986, he was an engineer at SPA Astrophysics.
In 1986-1992, he was a Junior research scientist at the Scientific and Research Institute of Nuclear Physics of Moscow state University.
In 1992, he created and headed the investment company Vash Finansoviy Popechitel JSC (VFP).
In 2000-2001, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Irkutskenergo JSC.
In 2002, he headed the Board of Directors of the Vash Finansoviy Popechitel (Your Financial Trustee) group of companies.
In 2003, he became one of the founders of the Russkoe moloko (Russian Milk) agricultural holding.
In 2006 participated in the creation of Enerogoatominzhiniring holding company. On February 15, 2007, he was arrested on charges of fraud in especially large amount and legalization of property acquired through commission of a crime.
In October 2008, he was released on bail of 50 million rubles.
In December 2009, he received new identity documents in the name of Boyko-Great, having added his mother's maiden name Great.
On August 22, 2012, he was detained in Moscow on suspicion of organizing of a criminal scheme of seizure of land shares.
In 2000, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy II awarded Boyko the Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh of 3rd degree “In consideration of assistance in revival of churches of Ivanovo diocese”.
In 2008, Boyko was awarded “Person of the Year” in the nomination “For contribution to agriculture development”.
In 2009, Boyko was awarded “Person of the Year” in the nomination “For contribution to revival of traditions of Orthodox patronage of the arts”.
His wife Anna heads the Russian Cultural and Educational Foundation named after Saint Basil the Great. There are three children in Boyko’s family: two daughters - Anna and Maria - and son Alexey.
In 1995-1997, having become a minority shareholder of the Bratsk Aluminum Plant, the JSC competed for the enterprise with Trans World Group owned by the brothers Lev and Mikhail Cherney. Eventually the plant went under the control of the head of Basic Element Oleg Deripaska.
Source: Kommersant, February 26, 2007
The mass media reported that VFP company also works in the sphere of real estate development business in Moscow, mainly engaging in conversion of industrial zones. The company also owned Electronics on Presnya shopping center and Venice restaurant in Moscow. Boyko also led the “Ruza Switzerland” development program, aimed at creation of an elite resort zone near Moscow and a largest family sports-and-recreation centre Izumrudny Gorod (Emerald City) in Moscow.
Source: Tverskaya, 13, March 1, 2004
On February 26, 2007, Boyko was detained on charges of fraud in especially large amount and legalization of property acquired through commission of crimes. During the interrogation it was found out that since the beginning of February 2007, Boyko was on the Federal wanted list. The charges against the businessman were connected with land transactions in the Ruza district of the Moscow region, and the formal reason for initiating the criminal case were numerous appeals of the Deputy of the Ivanovo rural settlement Nikolay Klyuev to the law-enforcement bodies. According to the investigation, in 2002-2003, several documents of 1992, establishing the rights of members of the state co-operative farm named after Lev Dovator to ownership the land, were forged. As a result, 3.6 thousand hectares of the state co-operative farm’s land were at the disposal of Dovator CJSC, which subsequently sold the land to Zemelnaya Kompaniya Belyanaya Gora CJSC, controlled by Boyko. The project on construction of the “Ruza Switzerland” elite resort zone was to be implemented on these lands. Charges of fraud on this episode were also presented to the Director-General of Dovator CJSC Alexander Bashaev.
On March 2, 2007, Boyko dictated a letter to his attorneys for publication in the mass media. There he said that his arrest was promoted by “an enemy of the human race and his servants from satanic sects, one of which has long been operating in Dovator CJSC”. He said it was so because he hadn’t simply bought the land in the Ruza district and not merely wanted to carry out the Ruza Switzerland project there but also had built a temple and paid for teaching of foundations of Orthodoxy in the Ruza district. “I can assure you that I will not give up and put all my strength upon the altar of service to the Fatherland and the Christian faith, to the glory of God. I am not guilty in the charges brought against me - either before God or before people”, Boyko said in the message.
Source: Vedomosti, March 5, 2007
In October 2008, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the decision to release Boyko on bail of 50 million rubles. However, he did not go at large, as he was detained within a legal investigation on the case of fraud with the land of Tuchkovsky agricultural enterprise. And the Supreme Court explained that the bail wouldn’t be returned, since it had been paid on another case, which was not connected with the case, by which Boyko had to be released from prison. However, on October 8, the Tver court of Moscow released Boyko from arrest.
Source: Vzgliad, October 8, 2008
In November 2009, after the murder of the priest of a Moscow Church of St. Thomas Daniel Sysoev known for his radical position towards Islam, Boyko promised to pay 1 million rubles for information about the criminal. The former leader of the Movement against Illegal Immigration Alexander Belov promised to pay another 100 thousand rubles for the same information. In December 2009, militants of Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for this crime. The site of the extremists published a statement that Boyko owed Umarov 1 million rubles, photos of the businessman and his office, and information about his business and family. It was also reported that the businessman in connection with the publication prepared a statement to the FSB of the Russian Federation asking to take him under protection.
Source: Kommersant, January 12, 2010
On August 22, 2012, the SK charged Boyko with organization of a criminal community for seizure of land in the Ruza district of the Moscow region, legalization of criminal incomes and the falsification of evidence in civil and criminal cases. These charges were filed in the framework of a new criminal case, which was filed against the businessman on July 17 of the same year and combined with his previous criminal case. Initially it was reported about detention of Boyko, but later this information was refuted.
Source: Kommersant, August 23, 2012