A journalist from Kharkov Lurie not allowed to the elections of the President of Russia

The Central election Commission of Russia refused registration by the candidate on elections of the President of the Russian Federation journalist Oleg Lurie because of unspent convictions. The decision was taken at a meeting of the CEC on December 25, reports TASS.

According to a member of the Central electoral Commission Boris ebzeeva, Lurie was sentenced to four years for a grave crime and released from prison in 2011.

Under Russian law, a citizen convicted of a felony may not participate in the elections within 10 years after the withdrawal and cancellation of conviction.

Lurie was born in 1963 in Kharkov. In 1988 graduated from the Department of Russian literature of the philological faculty of the Kharkov state University. In 1994 Lurie started in journalism, worked in a number of Ukrainian media.

He later moved to Moscow, where he worked in the publications of the «Novaya Gazeta», «secret», «Version», «Aloud» and others. Gained fame after the publication of material about major Russian politicians, officials and businessmen.

In 2009, Lurie was convicted of extortion and fraud in especially large size and sentenced to four years imprisonment in a strict regime colony. Served time in the Murmansk region. In 2011 the journalist reduced the sentence and freed him.

Presidential elections in Russia will be held on 18 March 2018. The CEC has refused to register candidates of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and businessman Sergei Polonsky.




A journalist from Kharkov Lurie not allowed to the elections of the President of Russia 27.12.2017

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