Roman Starovoyt was born on January 12, 1972 in Kursk in the family of an engineer at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant, who was transferred to the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in 1974. In 1995, Starovoyt graduated from the Baltic State Technical University named after D. F. Ustinov, in 2008 from the North-Western Academy of Civil Service with a degree in State and Municipal Administration, in 2019 he completed training in the program for developing the personnel management reserve of the Higher School public administration (VShSU) RANEPA. From 1995 to 2005, he was engaged in private business, managing companies in the investment and construction sectors.


In 2005-2010 worked in the Committee on Investments and Strategic Projects of the Government of St. Petersburg, which was then headed by the future Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov. Having become his deputy in 2007, in 2010 Roman Starovoyt followed his boss to a similar position in the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation, headed at that time by Vladimir Putin. From 2012 to 2018, Starovoit served as head of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor). In October 2018, he was appointed acting governor of the Kursk region, and in September 2019, he was elected its governor. On May 14, 2024, he was approved for the post of Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.


Marital status: divorced, has two daughters.


Roman Starovoy openly stated in the media that he considers himself a member of the teams of Valentina Matvienko, Dmitry Kozak (Deputy Prime Minister in 2008-2020) and Vladimir Putin. He denies a close connection with the Rotenbergs, although Rosavtodor, led by Starovoyt, was the general customer for the construction of the Kramskoy Bridge, and Arkady Rotenberg’s company was the general contractor.


Starovoit is considered the patron of cuttings during road construction by the companies of the authoritative St. Petersburg businessman Vladimir Golubev, known in certain circles under the nickname Barmaley. In 2019, he was entrusted with the construction of a new domestic airline terminal at Kursk Airport. In 2017, auditors of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation came to the conclusion that Rosavtodor’s reporting did not correspond to reality. In the same year, Roman Starovoit was suspected of siphoning off billions of rubles of government subsidies from the Platon system, together with the Rotenberg clan.




Cutting continues on federal highways in the Northwestern Federal District, which is controlled by a gang of an authoritative businessman from the 90s, Vladimir Golubev, nicknamed Barmaley. Colleagues from the Fox editorial office report that the next 2.2 billion rubles. for the repair of the A-122 highway in the Pskov region went to the companies "Buer" and "Automobile Dear Pskov" (ADP). Both are part of the established road organized crime group of Barmaleya, which for many years has spent hundreds of billions of rubles on the construction, repair, maintenance and even design of federal highways in several districts of the Russian Federation. As the Cheka-OGPU has repeatedly written, among the key figures on the part of officials who patronize cutting are the current First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Andrei Kostyuk, his predecessor Roman Starovoyt, now the head of the Kursk region, ex-Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov, now deriving Avtovaz and other well-known personality.

06.10.23 VChK-OGPU


The Kursk region is dominated by Barmaley. We continue the story about the people of the criminal authority Golubev, nicknamed Barmaley, who occupy key positions in the Russian power elite. In several episodes we have already talked about the gang of Deputy Minister of Transport Kostyuk, stealing budget billions on federal highways. Now let us introduce you to another “foreman” of Barmaley, who took control of an entire region of the country – the Kursk region. Recently, colleagues drew attention to the Terra company, owned by the owners of a large contractor EuroTransStroy (ETS), working under Kostyuk’s criminal schemes. Unlike the Moscow "ETS", "Terra" is registered in the Kursk region, in the homeland of its main owner Sergei Rakcheev. In September 2019 Roman Starovoyt, a native of the Ministry of Transport, becomes the governor of the Kursk region.

07.30.23 VChK-OGPU


Almost a year ago, we wrote in detail about the case of businessman Greshilov, who tried to squeeze out his former company, which he himself almost brought to bankruptcy. In 2018, the situation had to be intervened at the highest level: Andrei Klychkov, at that time the head of the Oryol region, argued for the GRINN to German Gref, and later the Kursk governor Roman Starovoyt got involved in the situation. A year has passed, and the situation remains in limbo. Greshilov is trying to develop his new construction business for the sake of appearances, but, in fact, continues the campaign to seize one of the largest assets in the region, whose financial situation has finally stabilized.

10.19.21 VChK-OGPU


Unfortunately, not everywhere governors are in principle ready to negotiate on equal terms, and with business it won’t work out any other way. And this is especially true for new technocratic governors, who who, even after working for a year, two or three, continue to perceive all residents and, accordingly, entrepreneurs as their subordinates or “their team”, which must strictly obey, within the framework of the paradigm that has become entrenched in large corporations with a rigid vertical chain of command . Just pay attention to the attitude of entrepreneurs towards Artamonov, Bogomaz and Starovoit, who give orders more often, but build a direct dialogue less often than representatives of the old gubernatorial corps did and do. Although, everyone was expecting a completely different openness, and not a monologue live on social networks.

05.28.20 VChK-OGPU


Yesterday, during the laying of the “first stone” of the new domestic airline terminal at Kursk Airport, a company became known to which the local authorities gave the enterprise in concession and provided land for construction without bidding. This is a local Bravo LLC that was registered less than a year ago as an "advertising agency" with one employee. Acting Governor Roman Starovoit expects that this company will build a terminal by 2021 for 350 million rubles. However, Bravo may be close to the Adamant holding from St. Petersburg, which is acquiring the assets of the Kursk corporation Grinn.

09.3.19 Kommersant


The Accounts Chamber recognized the reporting of Rosavtodor as unreliable. Its head, Roman Starovoit, will have to answer where the money went. Auditors of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation read the reports of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) and came to the conclusion that they do not correspond to reality. What is most unpleasant for the head of the agency, Roman Starovoit, is that the Accounts Chamber decided to notify the FSB and the Prosecutor General’s Office about its findings. For example, Mr. Starovoit’s department reported that at the end of last year, 10 facilities were not put into operation within the framework of federal targeted investment programs. But the Accounts Chamber counted 13 of them.

05/25/17 ABC of Compromising