Aleksey Mitrofanov

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Aleksey Valentinovich Mitrofanov
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Personal details
Born (1962-03-16) March 16, 1962 (age 52)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Fair Russia
Spouse(s) Marina Lillevyali (m. 1993)
Residence Moscow, Russia
Website www.alexeymitrofanov.ru

Aleksey Valentinovich Mitrofanov (Russian: Алексе́й Валенти́нович Митрофа́нов, also transliterated as Alexei Mitrofanov; born March 16, 1962 in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian politician and deputy of the State Duma of Russia from the A Just Russia. He was Deputy Chairman of the State Duma's Committee on Credit Organizations and Financial Markets, and a member of the LDPR Supreme Council. From 1991 to 1993, he was active as a music manager for Aleksey Afanasiev[1] and the bands Bravo and Mirage.

He ran for mayor of Moscow in 1999 and again in 2003, unsuccessfully both times. Mitrofanov served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Soviet Union. He holds degrees in international relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and from the USA-Canada Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.[2]

In 2005 he made and released a controversial erotic movie titled Yuliya, which portrayed two people called Misha and Yuliya in various sex scenes who resembled then Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili.[3][4] He is also known for his strident nationalist comments. For instance in November 2008 he claimed that the economic crisis of 2008 will shut down Ukraine’s industry and that its collapse would make Ukraine a part of the Russian Federation.[5]

He left the LDPR in August 2007 to join the A Just Russia party led by Sergei Mironov. Opinion polls at the time suggested that the LDPR would fail to gain representation in the Duma following the election in December 2007, while Fair Russia was expected to gain seats. The LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said Mitrofanov's departure would actually improve Mitrofanov's former party's image.[6]

Mitrofanov stood as the top candidate for the Fair Russia federal list in Penza at the Russian legislative election, 2007. Ironically, he failed to be re-elected, ending a political career that had lasted since 1993, while the LDPR beat Fair Russia winning a larger share of the national vote.

In 2011 he was elected to the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sixth on the list of party A Just Russia from Vologda region. A member of the Just Russia faction. Member of State Duma committee for public associations and religious organizations.

t.A.T.u. Come Back[edit]

In 2006, his book t.A.T.u. Come Back (Russian: ТАТУ КАМ БЭК) was published, a text message collection inspired by t.A.T.u. The story is of two lesbian girls. The book was originally written in Russian, released by Eksmo.

The novel has been made into a movie entitled You and I starring Mischa Barton and t.A.T.u.

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