Pribylovsky graduated from the Department of Medieval History of Moscow State University in 1981 specializing in Byzantine studies. In 1980s he was persecuted by Soviet authorities for spreading banned literature.
Since 1993 he is the president of the Panorama Information and Research Center think tank. Since November 2005 he has also operated the Russian-language opposition political website Anticompromat.ru, which is essentially a collection of biographies of Russian politicians written mostly by him. According to Pribylovsky, the site belongs to "opposition politics". On 31 March, after being shortly closed, the website moved to a Californian hosting and became available at Anticompromat.org. On 1 April its mirror was reopened at the original URL.
Together with Yury Felshtinsky, Pribylovsky has co-authored The Operation Successor, a book about Vladimir Putin's coming to power. Its newer versions were published as The Age of Assassins and Corporation.
- Oligarchs, true and false
- Oligarchs Toy With Their 2008 Options
- Oligarchs of the Putin era: A brief guide to the Russian oligarchic system
- What's the Scandal All About?
- Pribylovsky, Vladimir; Felshtinsky, Yuri. The Operation Successor. A political portrait of Vladimir Putin (TEXT ONLINE) (in Russian).
- Felshtinsky, Yuri; Pribylovsky, Vladimir (2008). The Age of Assassins. The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin. London: Gibson Square Books. ISBN 1-906142-07-6.
- Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Pribylovsky, The Corporation. Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin, ISBN 1-59403-246-7, Encounter Books; February 25, 2009, description.
- Not to be confused with the yellow Compromat.ru by Sergey Gorshkov.
- По требованию представителей неизвестного госоргана закрыт сайт "Антикомпромат.ру" (in Russian). March 29, 2007.
- Gordievsky, Oleg (March 7, 2008). "The Age of Assassins: the Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin by Yuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Pribylovsky". The Times (London).
- Cowell, Alan (March 19, 2008). "The Age of Assassins: The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin". Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- Smith, Sebastian (March 21, 2008). "Vladimir Putin and his corporate gangsters". The Daily Telegraph.
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