Yury Luzhkov: 2 hand signed portrait photos of this important Russian politician.
The larger photo is 7 x 5 inches, the smaller 3 x 4.5. Some spots of ink exist, otherwise fine condition.
The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Luzhkov’s autographs are scarce.
Yury Mikhaylovich Luzhkov (Russian: Ю́рий Миха́йлович Лужко́в) (born in 1936 in Moscow, Russia, USSR) is a Russian political figure. He has served as mayor of Moscow since 1992. Luzhkov is a chairman and one of founders of the ruling United Russia party.
In 1998, as Boris Yeltsin's political troubles grew, Luzhkov formed his own national political faction, Otechestvo (Fatherland), to serve as his base for the upcoming presidential election.
Many observers of Russian politics believed that Luzhkov and his new ally, former prime minister Yevgeniy Primakov, would be likely to displace Yeltsin.
However, Luzhkov's fortunes turned when Boris Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin as Chairman of the Russian Government (predsedatel', or prime minister) in August 1999.
Luzhkov and his party accepted integration with pro-Putin Unity party into single party United Russia, and supported Putin in the 2000 presidential elections, which he won easily.
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