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Yury Mikhaylovich Luzhkov is a Russian politician who was the Mayor of Moscow from 1992 to 2010. He was also vice-chairman and one of the founders of the ruling United Russia party.
During Luzhkov's time, Moscow's economy improved and he presided over large construction projects in the city, including the building of a new financial district. At the same time, he was accused of corruption, bulldozing historic buildings, and poor handling of traffic, as well as the city's smog crisis during the 2010 Russian wildfires. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Ex-Bank of Moscow Head Charged With Stealing $29 Million
2014-07-03
Borodin, who presided over the bank from 1995 to 2011 and served as a financial adviser to former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, already faces a fraud charge in Russia. In late 2010, Russian investigators opened a criminal case against both him and ...
(The Moscow Times)
  1. Former Bank of Moscow president charged with embezzling $30 million

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Inteco, RE-Pro partner on 135 MW of renewable projects in Europe
2014-06-30
Owned by Russian businesswoman Yelena Baturina, wife of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, Vienna-based Inteco plans to invest €10 million ($13.66 million) to develop the projects with RE-Pro that will “generate, use and market renewable energy in ...
(pv magazine)
  1. Russian businesswoman Baturina invests over $13 million in solar energy in ...

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Where The Fight Over Crimea Began
2014-03-04
Adding fuel to the smoldering fire, Moscow's powerful mayor, Yury Luzhkov, and other Russian politicians have demanded Ukraine return Sevastopol to Russia. This, combined with other Russian activities, alarms Ukrainian historian and activist Igor Losev.
(Public Radio East)
  1. Russia launches Crimea bridge project despite turmoil

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Navalni impugna el resultado electoral el día de la jura del candidato de Putin
2013-09-12
Putin tuvo también palabras elogiosas para Yuri Luzhkov, que fue alcalde de Moscú durante 18 años hasta que Dmitri Medvédev lo cesó tras un conflicto con él en 2010. Las elecciones del domingo fueron las primeras que se celebraban desde 2003 para ...
(El País.com (España))
  1. El opositor Navanlni recurre los resultados de los comicios a alcalde de Moscú

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Top Putin critic takes on Kremlin rival in Moscow polls
2013-09-05
He was appointed to the current post in 2010 after then Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov fell out with the authorities. -- 'Winning in the capital of protests' ---. "Moscow is the capital of political protests," said Nikolai Petrov, an analyst at the Higher ...
(eNCA)
  1. Russian protest leader gives Kremlin a headache in Moscow vote
  2. Moscow's contested mayoral race pits opposition activist against Kremlin ...
  3. Kremlin's candidate has little to fear in Moscow mayoral race

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The Kremlin's Repressive Tolerance of Navalny
2013-07-31
Yury Luzhkov, the no-nonsense populist mayor of Moscow from 1992 to 2010, was a prominent figure on the national stage. In 1999, during the transition from President Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin, he came close to toppling the Kremlin power elite as ...
(The Moscow Times)

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    Luzhkov's Brother-in-Law Sent to Prison for 7 Years
    2013-07-26
    MOSCOW, July 26 (RIA Novosti) – Viktor Baturin, the brother-in-law of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, was found guilty of fraud by a Moscow court Friday and sentenced to seven years in prison with a fine of 700,000 rubles ($20,000), the RAPSI legal ...
    (RIA Novosti)
    1. Luzhkov-linked businessman Baturin gets 7 years for fraud

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    Showdown In The City
    2013-06-10
    Prokhorov, it appears, spent some quality time with Yury Luzhkov this past weekend. The two have long been close and Prokhorov cryptically told reporters that they discussed "plans for the summer, hopefully common plans." After that, reports surfaced ...
    (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
    1. Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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    Moscow mayor, Putin ally, says to quit and run in snap election
    2013-06-04
    Sobyanin replaced Yuri Luzhkov after he fell out with the Kremlin after an 18-year tenure. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was upbeat on Sobyanin's chances to win the top job in Moscow, which generates a quarter of Russia's GDP but has also seen the ...
    (Yahoo! News)
    1. Moscow Mayor Sobyanin to resign
    2. Moscow's mayor steps down to fight election
    3. Sobyanin Calls for Early Mayoral Vote

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