|Prosecutor General of Russia|
24 October 1995 – 2 February 1999
|Prime Minister||Viktor Chernomyrdin|
|Preceded by||Aleksey Ilyushenko|
|Succeeded by||Vladimir Ustinov|
Yury Ilyich Skuratov
3 July 1952
Ulan-Ude, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Yury Ilyich Skuratov (Russian: Ю́рий Ильи́ч Скура́тов; born 3 July 1952) is a Russian lawyer and politician.
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. 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.
2000 presidential campaign
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. These ads portrayed him as a decent family man and a faithful husband who had been the victim of “lies” and “fabrications”.
In the limited coverage he was allotted, Russian media treated him as a sideshow rather than as a serious contender for the presidency.
References and notes
- Follow The Money – The Latest Kremlin Scandal Involves Billions Of Dollars Moving Offshore—Plus Sex And Videotape. Newsweek
- Litvinenko, Alexander (5 July 2006). "The Kremlin Pedophile". Chechenpress. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2008.[verification needed]
- Hodge, Nathan; Grove, Thomas (January 11, 2017). "Trump Dossier Spotlights Russian History of 'Kompromat'". The Wall Street Journal. Moscow. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
- "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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- Persons – NUPI, biography from the Norwegian Centre for Russian Studies
- Yury Skuratov, The Moscow Times, 22 March 2000. (subscription required)
- Скуратов (in Russian). Archived from the original on October 8, 2006.
- Скуратов Юрий Ильич (in Russian). Archived from the original on February 10, 2007.
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