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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

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.

Russian Investigative Committee: Nemtsov Murder Solved

Head of Russia's Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin has announced that last year's murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been solved, the Interfax news agency reported.

Navalny Loses Case to Senator Sablin, Ordered to Pay $5,000

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has lost a case against Senator Dmitry Sablin, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Wednesday.

Russian Doctor Suspected of Killing Patient Faces Tougher Charges

Ilya Zelendinov, the Russian doctor suspected of beating a patient to death, is now facing tougher charges, the RBC newspaper reported Tuesday, citing a statement by the Investigative Committee.

Sinai Air Crash Relatives Sue U.S. Plane Owner

Almost 100 relatives of those who died in the Russian A321 airliner crash have filed a class action suit against the U.S. company that owned the plane and leased it to the Kogalymavia carrier company.


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