Nikolay Vinnichenko

Nikolay Alexandrovich Vinnichenko (in Russian: Николай Александрович Винничéнко, b. April 10, 1965 in Kazakhstan, Soviet Union) is a Russian lawyer and politician.

Nikolay Alexandrovich Vinnichenko
Николай Александрович Винниченко
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2nd Russian Presidential Envoy to the Urals Federal District
In office
December 8, 2008 – 6 September 2011
Preceded byPyotr Latyshev
Personal details
BornApril 10, 1965
Oktyabrskoye village, Shemonaikha District, East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakh SSR, USSR


Nikolay Vinnichenko graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University Faculty of Law with a degree in legal science in 1987.[1]

He started his career as a trainee for the Prosecutor of Saint Petersburg, and became his assistant in 1990. In 1995, he became public prosecutor of Saint Petersburg, and Deputy public prosecutor of the city in 1999. In 2001, he was named Federal inspector in-chief of Saint Petersburg. From April 9, 2003 until September 12, 2004, he was the Chief Prosecutor of Saint Petersburg. From October 21, 2004 he had been the Chief Bailiff, Director of the Federal Bailiffs Service of Russia.[1]

On December 8, 2008, Vinnichenko was appointed to be the Russian Presidential Envoy to the Urals Federal District. Since September 6, 2011, he is the Russian Presidential Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District.[2]

Since 2013, Nikolay Vinnichenko is Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.[1]

In the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash, Nikolay Vinnichenko declared, as Deputy Prosecutor General, that Russia had sent to the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) the proof that the missile that caused the crash was a Ukrainian one, and that this information had not been taken into consideration by the JIT.[3][4]

Other rolesEdit

  • Member of the State Border Commission[5]

Honours and awardsEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Sydoruk
Chief Prosecutor of Saint Petersburg
April 9, 2003, - September 12, 2004
Succeeded by
Sergei Zaytsev
Preceded by
Arkady Melnikov
Chief Bailiff of Russia
October 21, 2004–present


  1. ^ a b c "Nikolay Aleksandrovich VINNICHENKO".
  2. ^ Винниченко для УрФО (in Russian). Interfax. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  3. ^ Fakhir Rizvi (25 March 2019). "JIT Refuses To Comment On Former SBU Officer's Claim About Kiev's Role In MH17 Crash".
  4. ^ "Russian prosecutors have responded to all queries from intl MH17 investigators – official". 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Commission on State Border".