Yury Skuratov

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Yury Skuratov
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Prosecutor General of Russia
In office
24 October 1995 – 2 February 1999
Prime MinisterViktor Chernomyrdin
Preceded byAleksey Ilyushenko
Succeeded byVladimir Ustinov
Personal details
Born
Yury Ilyich Skuratov

(1952-07-03) 3 July 1952 (age 67)
Ulan-Ude, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Yury Ilyich Skuratov (Russian: Ю́рий Ильи́ч Скура́тов; born 3 July 1952) is a Russian lawyer and politician.

Skuratov was born in Ulan-Ude. From 1995 until 1999, he was Prosecutor General of Russia. In February 1999, he disclosed the existence of FIMACO.[1]

In April 1999, then FSB Chief Vladimir Putin and Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin held a televised press conference in which they discussed a video that had aired nationwide March 17 on the state-controlled Russia TV channel which showed a naked man very similar to Skuratov, in bed with two young women.[2] This video was released after he began looking into charges of corruption by President Boris Yeltsin and his associates and the video was said to serve as kompromat.[3]

2000 presidential campaign[edit]

In 2000, Skuratov ran in the Russian presidential elections.

Skuratov's campaign largely ran advertisements intended to remediate the damage inflicted to his reputation by the video which had been released in 1999.[4] These ads portrayed him as a decent family man and a faithful husband who had been the victim of “lies” and “fabrications”.[4]

In the limited coverage he was allotted, Russian media treated him as a sideshow rather than as a serious contender for the presidency.[4]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Follow The Money – The Latest Kremlin Scandal Involves Billions Of Dollars Moving Offshore—Plus Sex And Videotape. Newsweek
  2. ^ Litvinenko, Alexander (5 July 2006). "The Kremlin Pedophile". Chechenpress. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2008.[verification needed]
  3. ^ Hodge, Nathan; Grove, Thomas (January 11, 2017). "Trump Dossier Spotlights Russian History of 'Kompromat'". The Wall Street Journal. Moscow. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "RUSSIAN ELECTION WATCH No. 9, April 2000". www.belfercenter.org. Harvard University (John F. Kennedy School of Government). April 2000. Retrieved November 4, 2018.

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