Alexey Kazannik

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Alexey Kazannik, 1990s

Alexey Ivanovich Kazannik (Russian: Алексе́й Ива́нович Каза́нник; 26 July 1941 – 2 June 2019) was a Russian lawyer and politician. He was born in Horodnia Raion, Ukrainian SSR. He studied law at Irkutsk State University and graduated in 1967.[1] In 1989, he became known for giving his seat in the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union to Boris Yeltsin. From 1993 to 1994, Kazannik was Prosecutor General of Russia.[2][3] Kazannik later served as Deputy Governor of Omsk Oblast from 1995 to 2003. He also taught law at Omsk State University.[4]

Kazannik died after a long illness on 2 June 2019 in Omsk. He was 77.[4]

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  1. "Казанник Алексей Иванович". KVnews.ru (in Russian). 19 November 2008. Archived from the original on 22 November 2011.
  2. Felkay, Andrew (2002). Yeltsin's Russia and the West. p. 28. ISBN 978-0275965389.
  3. Goldberg, Carey (14 May 1994). "Former Top Russian Official Blames 'Immoral Power' for Nation's Crisis : Politics: Alexei Kazannik, who gave up his post as prosecutor general, says Yeltsin is manipulated by his top aides". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Russia's most famous ex-prosecutor dies". Crime Russia. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.