Vladimir Valerianovich Pribylovsky
|Владимир Валерианович Прибыловский|
|Died||13 January 2016 (aged 59)|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Occupation||journalism, political analysis, activism|
|Known for||human rights activism|
Vladimir Valerianovich Pribylovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Валериа́нович Прибыло́вский, 6 March 1956 – 13 January 2016) was a Soviet and Russian political scientist, historian, journalist, human rights activist, and author of internet database Anticompromat.org on biographies of Russian politicians. He also authored more than 40 books.
Pribylovsky graduated from the Department of Medieval History of Moscow State University in 1981 specializing in Byzantine studies, and published several articles on early Byzantine history. In the 1980s he was persecuted by Soviet authorities for spreading banned literature.
Since 1993 he was the president of the Panorama Information and Research Center think tank. From November 2005 he operated the Russian-language website Anticompromat.org, which is essentially a collection of biographies of Russian politicians compiled and partially written by Pribylovsky from a variety of published sources. The site was included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials. On 31 March, after being shortly closed, the website moved to a Californian hosting.
Together with Yury Felshtinsky, Pribylovsky co-authored The Operation Successor, a book about Vladimir Putin's rise to power. Later versions were published as The Age of Assassins and Corporation. According to reviews, the book describes KGB's system of corporate rule in Russia.
His latest project was providing Russian language documents about corruption in Russia for international project "Kleptocracy Initiative", including documents on registration of cooperative Ozero.
On 13 January 2016, Pribylovsky was found dead in his Moscow apartment. His last book was "Around Putin". It was published after his death. The body of Pribylovsky, according to his will, was cremated. He was buried at the Khovansky cemetery in Moscow.
- Guide to New Russian Political Parties and Organizations; Dec 1992 ISBN 5-85895-012-4;
- National-patriots, Church and Putin. Parliamentary and Presidential Campaigns 1999–2000. By E.Mikhailovskya, V.Pribylovsky, A.Verkhovsky. 2001. ISBN 5-94420-001-4
- Pribylovsky, Vladimir; Felshtinsky, Yuri. The Operation Successor. A political portrait of Vladimir Putin (Text online) (in Russian)., 2004
- Felshtinsky, Yuri; Pribylovsky, Vladimir (2008). The Age of Assassins. The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin. London: Gibson Square Books. ISBN 978-1-906142-07-0.
- 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.
- Vladimir Pribylovsky The Purge by Vladimir Putin. Who has been eliminated, and who remains? (Russian), 2013, ISBN 978-5-4438-0333-3, Google books and review.
- Around Putin. A biographical directory (Russian), Panorama, 2016, ISBN 5944200537. Online version of the book.
- Animal Farm 2, an unofficial sequel to Animal Farm. Online version on Orwell's Site
- Marcel H. Van Herpen. Putin's Wars: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, ISBN 1442253592, page 116
- The chronicler of modern Russia by RFE/RL (Russian)
- Death of Vladimir Pribylovsky by Kommersant
- "Biographical timeline". www.panorama.ru. Retrieved 2016-09-13.
- Pribylovsky, Vladimir (1986). "Tax reform under emperor Anastasius I". Византийский временник (in Russian). Институтом истории, Академии наук Союза Советских Социалистических Республик (46): 189–198.
- Man who knew everything by RFE/RL(Russian)
- 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". Archived from the original on September 30, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2009.
- Smith, Sebastian (March 21, 2008). "Vladimir Putin and his corporate gangsters". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on March 25, 2008.
- The Age of Assassins: The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin by Vladimir Bukovsky
- Pribylovsky and St. Petersburg of gangsters, by Anastasia Kirilenko
- Oliphant, Roland (13 January 2016). "Putin critic found dead in apartment". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- Around Putin: a closed system for insiders that no one leaves(Russian), Online version of the book
- Прощание с публицистом Владимиром Прибыловским пройдёт сегодня в Москве // Эхо Москвы (in Russian)