Vladimir Valerianovich Pribylovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Валериа́нович Прибыло́вский, b. 6 March 1956, Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian historian, journalist and human rights advocate opposed to current Russian authorities.
Pribylovsky graduated from the Department of Medieval History of Moscow State University in 1981 specializing in Byzantine studies. In 1980s he was persecuted by Soviet authorities for spreading banned literature.
Since 1993 he is the president of the Panorama Information and Research Center think tank. Since November 2005 he has also operated the Russian-language opposition political website Anticompromat.ru, which is essentially a collection of biographies of Russian politicians written mostly by him. Pribylovsky emphazises that Anticompromat.ru is opposition politics:
"I pre-select what I find interesting and don't hide my bias"
On 31 March, after being shortly closed, the website moved to a Californian hosting and became available at Anticompromat.org. On 1 April its mirror was reopened at the original URL.
Vladimir Pribylovsky has co-authored chapters of The Operation Successor book about Vladimir Putin's coming to power with Yury Felshtinsky. Its newer version was published as The Age of Assassins.
- Pribylovsky, Vladimir; Felshtinsky, Yuri. The Operation Successor. A political portrait of Vladimir Putin (Text online) (in Russian).
- Felshtinsky, Yuri; Pribylovsky, Vladimir (2008). The Age of Assassins. The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin. London: Gibson Square Books. ISBN 1-906142-07-6.
- Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Pribylovsky, The Corporation. Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin, ISBN 1-59403-246-7, Encounter Books; February 25, 2009, description.
- Not to be confused with the yellow Compromat.ru by Sergey Gorshkov.
- "По требованию представителей неизвестного госоргана закрыт сайт «Антикомпромат.ру»" (in Russian). March 29, 2007.
- Gordievsky, Oleg (March 7, 2008). "The Age of Assassins: the Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin by Yuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Pribylovsky". The Times (London).
- Cowell, Alan (March 19, 2008). "The Age of Assassins: The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin". Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- Smith, Sebastian (March 21, 2008). "Vladimir Putin and his corporate gangsters". The Daily Telegraph.
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