Vladimir Ustinov: biography, professional activities


In the period from 1999 to 2006, Ustinov Vladimir Vasilyevich was the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. From June 2006 to May 2008 - Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, and then Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Southern District. Vladimir Vasilievich - the first Russian public prosecutor elected for the 2nd term.


Vladimir Vasilyevich Ustinov, whose biography is described in this article, was born on February 25, 1953 in the Khabarovsk Territory, in the city of Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. When he was 6 years old, his father received a job transfer to the Krasnodar Territory. There he moved the family. Vladimir Vasilyevich has an older brother. He and his father worked as prosecutors.

Education and the army

After graduating from high school, Vladimir got a job as a tool maker at the Korenovsky Sugar Plant until he was drafted into the army. He served from 1972 to 1974. After returning from the army, Vladimir Ustinov entered the Kharkov Institute of Law and graduated from it in 1978. Afterwards, he defended his Ph.D. in the Moscow Academy on the topic of the fight against terrorism.



After graduating from the Kharkov Institute, Vladimir Vasilyevich got a job as an intern at the prosecutor's office. Then he quickly climbed the career ladder: he became first simple, then senior assistant to the prosecutor in Korenovsky district. In 1983, V. Ustinov was appointed deputy prosecutor in the Don district, and later - a prosecutor of the Gulchevsky district.

In 1985, Ustinov was appointed to the same position in the Khostinsky district of Sochi, and then he was transferred to Sochi to the post of prosecutor. From 1994 to 1997 Ustinov Vladimir Vasilyevich was the head of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, and then he was appointed first deputy prosecutor of the Krasnodar Territory


Transfer to Moscow

In 1999, Ustinov was appointed to the post of Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and received a transfer to Moscow. Somewhat later, in the same year, he began to fulfill the duties of the Prosecutor General of Russia. In 2000, he was officially appointed by him and entered the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

In 2005, Vladimir Vasilyevich was confirmed as Prosecutor General for another five years of service. But in 2006, the Council of the Federation of Russia received and satisfied the petition of the President of Russia to dismiss V. Ustinov from his post at his request. Since 2006, Vladimir was appointed Minister of Justice of Russia after the resignation of M. Fradkov. But in 2008, Vladimir Vasilyevich was removed from his post. Since May of the same year, Vladimir Vasilyevich Ustinov has been the plenipotentiary representative of the Russian president in the Southern District.


Ustinov's activities as the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation

From 1998 to 1999 Vladimir Vasilyevich was at the post of Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia. He supervised the department for the supervision of the observance of federal security and inter-ethnic North Caucasian relations. The task was not easy: it was necessary to enforce the law in a difficult regional situation.

Prosecutors fought against bandits and terrorism, restored the rule of law in Chechnya. Most of the problems were solved thanks to the principles of Ustinov. He personally joined many complex investigations and conducted prosecution checks.

Vladimir Ustinov - the first of the heads of law enforcement agencies, who formed the Office of the Prosecutor General’s Office in the new districts and appointed the deputies in charge of their work. The main task was to create a single legal state sphere by bringing the regional legal acts in compliance with federal laws and the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

In 2000, Vladimir personally led the investigation into the death of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea. V. Ustinov not only attended the lifting of the destroyed ship, but also spoke about the causes of the disaster. He also investigated the terrorist attacks in Volgodonsk and Moscow, conducted the case of V. Gusinsky and Media-Most, as well as J. Goldovsky about the seizure of Nord-Ost and Sibur.


Vladimir Ustinov forced all heads of prosecutors to support state charges in the process, if they cause a public outcry. And he gave everyone an example. In 2001, Vladimir Vasilyevich acted as a public prosecutor in the case of Raduyev, a Chechen terrorist who in 1996 conquered Kizlyar hospital and took hostages in Pervomaisk.

Also among the high-profile cases in which Vladimir Vasilyevich was involved were Yukos and the persecution of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine. In 2001, when criminals seized a bus with people in Nevinnomyssk, V. Ustinov with a representative of the President of Russia offered to release hostages in exchange for them.

Under Vladimir Vasilyevich, the Prosecutor General's Office played a significant role in the redistribution of property. Berezovsky, who was still able to go to the UK, came under investigation. But Lebedev and Khodorkovsky were convicted in 2005. The co-owners of the YUKOS company (L. Nevzlin, V. Dubov and M. Brudno) managed to leave the country.

The activities of Vladimir Vasilyevich Ustinov, which was supported by Vladimir Putin, made all other influential and major business holders become much more loyal to the state.


Personal life

V. Ustinov was married to Nadezhda Aleksandrovna, who is currently a housewife. They had a son, Dmitry, and a daughter, Irina. The son worked in the administration of the President of the Russian Federation and married the daughter of Deputy Prime Minister I. Sechin. Vladimir Ustinov’s daughter, Irina, is an assistant prosecutor in the Khostinsky district of Sochi, where she lives.

Awards and titles

By a closed decree of the President of the Russian Federation in 2001, V. Ustinov was awarded for the heroism and courage he showed during the performance of a special mission, was awarded the title Hero of Russia and a special distinction - the Gold Star medal.

Vladimir Ustinov was awarded many medals and orders. among them:

  • "For services to the Fatherland" (third and fourth degree);
  • two orders of courage;
  • Order of Alexander Nevsky;
  • St. Prince Dmitry Donskoy first degree;

V. Ustinov - Acting Counselor of Justice (1, 2 and 3 classes) and the Russian Federation, Doctor of Law, Honored Worker of the Russian Prosecutor’s Office, Member of the Association of Lawyers of the Russian Federation. He received the Man of the Year Award from the Biographical Institute and the Peter the Great National Award.

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