Yury Skuratov

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Yury Skuratov
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Prosecutor General of Russia
In office
October 24, 1995 – February 2, 1999
Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin
Preceded by Aleksey Ilyushenko
Succeeded by Vladimir Ustinov
Personal details
Born Yury Ilyich Skuratov
(1952-07-03) July 3, 1952 (age 63)
Ulan-Ude, USSR
recorded September 2012

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

Skuratov was born in Ulan-Ude. From 1995 till 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] Putin claimed that expert FSB analysis proved the man on the tape to be Skuratov and that the orgy had been paid for by persons investigated for criminal offences. Skuratov had been adversarial toward President Yeltsin and had been aggressively investigating government corruption.

In 2000 he took part in the Russian presidential elections.

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