Yegor Zhukov

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Yegor Zhukov
Egor Zhukov in court hearing, December 6, 2019
Born (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 25)
Occupation(s)Student, radio host, Political blogger

Yegor Sergeyevich Zhukov (Russian: Егор Сергеевич Жуков; born 28 July 1998) is a Russian radio host, blogger and politician.


Born on 28 July 1998, Zhukov is a student and tutor at the Higher School of Economics. He prepares his students for subject Olympiads.[1] Zhukov is described as a libertarian.[2]

Created his YouTube blog on June 6, 2017 as part of the contest[3] of Alexei Navalny.

On 14 February 2019, he announced his candidacy for the elections to the Moscow City Duma 2019.[4] On 30 June, he announced the removal of his candidacy.[5][6]

During the 2019 Moscow protests he became "Moscow's New Face Of Dissent"[7] for his YouTube videos in support of protestors and their cause against corrupt Russian elections and criticizing police actions during rallies. On 2 August 2019, he was arrested and charged with rioting during an unauthorized rally in Moscow.[8]

On 6 December, he was sentenced to three years' probation – lighter than expected[9] – following widespread public support for him.[10] Before sentencing he made a statement about responsibility and love in Russian society,[11] contrasting these ideals with the Russian government's autocracy and dehumanization of its citizens.[9] Rapper Oxxxymiron offered to pay his bail.[11]

After his release, Zhukov gained a job as a radio host on the Echo of Moscow radio station.[12] He interviews such Russian figures as Alexey Navalny, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Natalya Poklonskaya, Leonid Parfyonov, Mikhail Svetov, Maxim Katz and others.[citation needed]

On 30 August 2020, Zhukov was beaten up and taken to a hospital. Zhukov and his attorney linked the assault with his political activity.[13]

Since then, Yegor Zhukov has not appeared in public, his social networks are not updated.


  1. ^ "Со Всероса в изолятор" (in Russian). Новая газета - 2019-08-03. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  2. ^ ""Дирижёр беспорядков": Что известно об участнике протестов Егоре Жукове" (in Russian). August 23, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2022.
  3. ^ "Конкурс на миллион". YouTube (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  4. ^ "=Егор Жуков. Выгнать Единую Россию. Выдвижение В Московскую Городскую Думу". YouTube (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  5. ^ "нам нужно поговорить". YouTube (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  6. ^ Саша Шведченко (December 7, 2019). "Кто такой Егор Жуков и почему все о нём говорят. Для тех, кто не следит за новостями" (in Russian). Retrieved November 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "The Russian Student Who Has Become Moscow's New Face Of Dissent". Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  8. ^ Наталья Джанполадова, Иван Воронин (August 15, 2019). ""Россия неминуемо стремится к свободе". Егор Жуков оставлен в СИЗО". Радио Свобода (in Russian). Retrieved November 28, 2022.
  9. ^ a b "A Powerful Statement of Resistance from a College Student on Trial in Moscow". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  10. ^ Nechepurenko, Ivan (2019-12-06). "Russian Court Bans Politically Active Student From Blogging". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  11. ^ a b "Young symbol of Russian opposition avoids jail". 2019-12-06. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  12. ^ "Нападение на фигуранта "московского дела" Егора Жукова. Что известно" (in Russian). August 30, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2022.
  13. ^ Алина Пинчук (August 31, 2020). ""Стали бить целенаправленно по голове"". Радио Свобода (in Russian). Retrieved November 28, 2022.