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Mark Feigin

Mark Feigin

Russian lawyer
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Short biography

Mark Zakharovitch Feygin is a Russian opposition public figure and former lawyer.

Short biography

Mark Feygin was born on June 3, 1971 in Kuibyshev.

In 1989 he joined the first Soviet opposition party, the "Democratic Union".

In 1993 he did his military service in the army of Republic of Srpska.

Following that, in the same year he became the youngest deputy of the Russian State Duma (faction "Choice of Russia").

In 1995, he took part in the rescue of Russian prisoners of war during the first Chechen war.

He graduated from Samara State University (Law School) in 1995. Later he studied at the Academy of National Economy and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

He began practicing law only in the 2000s, although he received his lawyer's status in the 1990s.

Mark Feygin has a wife and is raising a son.

High-profile cases

Mark Feygin, as a lawyer, became most widely known thanks to the following cases:

  • Pussy Riot case. Feygin defended members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who were accused of hooliganism and incitement of religious hatred after the action "Virgin Mary, chase Putin away!" held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

  • The case of Nadezhda Savchenko. Following Russia's capture of Nadiya Savchenko, an Aidar volunteer battalion fighter and Ukrainian Air Force pilot, Mark Feygin represented her in courts and facilitated her release.

  • Mustafa Dzhemilev case. When the Russian Federal Security Service banned the head of the Crimean Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering the territory of the annexed peninsula, it was Mark Feygin who represented the politician in courts.

  • Sushchenko case. Mark Feygin defended in court Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who is a political prisoner in Russia and was illegally sentenced to twelve years in prison.

Anatoly Shariy vs. Mark Feygin

In 2017, after Mark Feygin accused the odious pro-Russian blogger Anatoly Shariy of pedophilia in a live broadcast on the radio station "Moscow Talk", the latter sued Feygin.

The lawsuit was won by Shariy in the Khamovnichesky Court of Moscow - Mark Feygin was obliged to refute his statement and pay 66 thousand Russian rubles for court costs.

In 2018, Feygin was deprived of his lawyer status, allegedly for "foul language in social networks in relation to fellow lawyers and their colleagues."

Putin's List

Mark Feygin is one of the founders of the project called "Putin's List". The main purpose of this project is to collect and catalog the names of criminals in the power of the Russian Federation, against whom the West needs to impose harsh sanctions.

The list is divided into twelve categories - from "leaders" to "collaborators" and includes a huge number of big names, including Mikhail Porechenkov, Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, Arkady Rotenberg, Andrey Fursenko, Sergey Lavrov, Ramzan Kadyrov, Sergey Sobyanin and, of course, Vladimir Putin himself.

The "Putin List" was originally published online and subsequently presented by Mark Feigin in Washington.

Social media and online publications

Mark Feygin maintains his Facebook page, where it is subscribed to by 20 thousand people. He also has a Twitter account. There is also a channel on YouTube, where Feygin publishes a series of author's programs.

In addition to his blog on OBOZREVATEL, Mark Feygin's materials are regularly published in Ekho Moskvy.

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