Alexander Bastrykin

Alexander Bastrykin


Alexander Bastrykin ( ) was born on Aug. 27, 1953, in Pskov.

Education: Law, Leningrad State University, 1975 (He was a classmate of Vladimir Putin's.) Ph.D., law, 1987.

1983: Secretary of the Leningrad Region Komsomol

1985: Senior lecturer in the Leningrad State University law department

1988: Director of the Investigative Officers' Training Institute within the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Soviet Union

1992: Rector of the St. Petersburg Law Institute

2001: Head of the Justice Ministry's department for the Northwest Federal District

2006: Head of the Interior Ministry's department for the Central Federal District

2007: First deputy prosecutor general

2007: Head of the newly formed Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office

2009: Injured by a bomb while investigating a terrorist attack on the Nevsky Express train

January 2011-present: Head of the Investigative Committee, now independent from the Prosecutor General's Office

The Masks Come Off but Russian Officials Have Nothing Left to Say

If Russian liberals think they've got it bad, they should stop for a moment to consider the plight of Alexander Bastrykin.

Russia's Top Cop Wants Internet Censorship to Fight U.S. 'Info War'

The head of Russia's Investigative Committee has proposed a range of measures to give a “strong, appropriate and balanced response” to the information war that he claims the U.S.and its allies are waging against Russia.

Ukrainian President Urges U.S., EU to Join Savchenko Sanctions Initiative

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has expressed hope that the United States and the European Union will join the Savchenko-Sentsov sanctions list against Russia, the TASS news agency reported Thursday.

Ukraine Enacts Sanctions Against Russians Involved in Savchenko Case

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved sanctions against individuals involved in the trial of the recently convicted Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko.

Russia's Top Investigator Sees U.S. Hand in Economic Crisis, Litvinenko Probe

Russia's top investigator Alexander Bastrykin has accused the United States of heralding in a new phase of open confrontation with Russia that has seen it undermine justice to damage Russian interests.

Russian Investigative Committee to Form 'Court of Honor for Officers

Russian Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin has ordered the creation of a court for officers' honor, to strengthen his agency's moral standards and bolster its prestige, the committee said in a statement Monday.


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