Mezhyhirya (Ukrainian: Межигір'я, Mežigìr’a) was the private residence of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the village of Novi Petrivtsi, Vyshhorod Raion, which he occupied since 2002. The estate is over 140 ha (350 acres) and is situated on the banks of the Dnieper river (Kiev Reservoir). In 1935–2007 Mezhyhirya was a state government residence until it was turned into a private property. In 2012 the State Administration of Affairs rented a space from Tantalit for 99,691 hryvnia per year arranging it for official receptions.
Stepping into the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2002, Viktor Yanukovych received free of charge building #20 with an area 325 m2 (3,500 sq ft) in the residence from the Fund of State Property. On April 1, 2003 Viktor Yanukovych rented the building #20 and 3 ha (7.4 acres) through the mediation of Donetsk Charity Fund "Revival of Ukraine". By the agreement, the rental price was 3.14 hryvnia per month for a period of 49 years for the purpose "implementation of measures for the promotion of national and international programs aimed at improving the socio-economic status".
The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych chose it as his residence after he won the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election. Its current ownership is contested. In 2009 Yanukovych claimed to have full ownership. He has since not revealed the price he paid for the property, instead calling it a "very serious price". Serhiy Leshchenko, of Ukrayinska Pravda, has claimed Yanukovych owned more of the estate than he claimed, and that he managed to do so through a complex ownership structure via a network of international holding companies that ultimately comes back to a firm called Tantalit, run by a lawyer close to the Yanukovych family, Pavlo Lytovchenko. The estate's level of luxury and the reconstruction of a road to it has spawned controversy within Ukraine. During the 2014 riots, hundreds of Ukrainians went to visit this luxurious palace and park for free after the President had fled to the East on 23 February 2014. They did so respecting the property as they agreed it belonged to the people and not just to the former president Yanukovych.