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Name  Vladimir Pribylovsky
Role  Journalist

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Books  The Corporation: Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin

Education  Moscow State University

Vladimir Valerianovich Pribylovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Валериа́нович Прибыло́вский, 6 March 1956 – 13 January 2016) was a Russian political analyst, journalist, human rights activist, and author of internet database 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, 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. According to preliminary reports, he died of a heart attack.


  • Pribylovsky, Vladimir; Felshtinsky, Yuri. The Operation Successor. A political portrait of Vladimir Putin (Text online) (in Russian). 
  • Felshtinsky, Yuri; Pribylovsky, Vladimir (2008). The Age of Assassins. The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin. London: Gibson Square Books. ISBN 1-906142-07-6. 
  • 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.
  • References

    Vladimir Pribylovsky Wikipedia