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Igor Vsevolodovich GIRKIN

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Igor Vsevolodovich GIRKIN is subject to sanctions. See the individual program listings below. They are also a politically exposed person.
NameGIRKIN / STRELKOV Igor Vsevolodovich · GIRKIN, Igor Vsevolodovich · Girkin Igor Vsevolodovich · Hirkin Ihor Vsevolodovych · Igor GIRKIN · 31 more...[sources]
Other name(also known as Igor STRELKOV) · HIRKIN IHOR · Igor GIRKIN · Igor Girkin · Igor Ivanovich STRELKOV · 59 more...[sources]
Weak aliasИгорь Иванович Стрелков · Сергей Викторович Рунов · Стрелок[sources]
Birth date[sources]
Place of birthMoscou · Moscow · Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION · Moscow, Russian Federation · Москва, Российская Федерация · 3 more...[sources]
NationalityRussia · Soviet Union · Ukraine[sources]
CountryRussia · Ukraine · Donetsk (Occupied Ukraine)[sources]
Country of birthRussia[sources]
First nameIgor · Igor · Igor Vsevolodovich · Ihor · Игорь[sources]
KeywordsNational government · Окупаційна «влада» та колаборанти · Фізичні особи під санкціями ЄС[sources]
Last nameGIRKIN · GIRKIN  · Girkin · STRELKOV · STRELOK · 6 more...[sources]
Passport number4506460961[sources]
PatronymicVsevolodovich · Всеволодович[sources]
Second nameVsevolodovich[sources] ·[sources]
Wikidata IDQ16474356[sources]
PositionAncien "ministre de la défense" de la soi-disant "République populaire de Donetsk · Chef du mouvement public "Nouvelle Russie" · Head of the public movement "Novorossiya" · Identified as staff of Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU). Former ‘Minister of Defence’ of the so-called ‘Donetsk People's Republic’. · Membre de la direction générale du renseignement de l'état-major des forces armées de la Fédération de Russie (GRU) · 14 more...[sources]
EducationMoscow Institute for History and Archives[sources]
ReligionEastern Orthodoxy[sources]
AddressShenkurskiy Passage (Proyezd), House 8-6, Apartment 136, Moscow · Російська Федерація, м. Москва, вул. Шенкурський проїзд, 8б (кв. 136)[sources]
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A suspected military employee of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU); leader of the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’. Stepped down from role in Donetsk in August 2014. Returned to Russia and is believed to be in several left-wing "patriotic" organisations including Head of ‘Novorossia’ public movement. Former ‘Minister of Defence’ of the so-called ‘Donetsk People's Republic’. Remains active in supporting separatist activity in eastern Ukraine. One of the organisers of the ‘Russian March’ in November 2016

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

Head of ‘Novorossia’ public movement.

Belgian Financial Sanctions,

Identified as staff of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU). He was involved in incidents in Sloviansk. Head of the “Novorossia” public movement. Former “Minister of Defence” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

He actively supported the separatist activities in eastern Ukraine and he publicly supports the war against Ukraine and regularly calls on Russians to join military volunteer detachments.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Organised, on 4 November 2016, a Russian March in Moscow for Russian nationalists who support the separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Head of ‘Novorossia’ public movement.

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF),

Head of ‘Novorossia’ public movement.

EU Consolidated Travel Bans,

Identifié comme membre de la direction générale du renseignement de l’état-major des forces armées de la Fédération de Russie (GRU). Il a été impliqué dans des incidents à Sloviansk. Chef du mouvement public “Nouvelle Russie”. Ancien “ministre de la défense” de la soi-disant “République populaire de Donetsk”. A organisé, le 4 novembre 2016, à Moscou, une Marche russe pour les nationalistes russes qui soutiennent les séparatistes de l’est de l’Ukraine. Il a soutenu activement les activités séparatistes dans l’est de l’Ukraine et soutient publiquement la guerre contre l’Ukraine et appelle régulièrement les Russes à rejoindre les détachements de volontaires militaires.

French Freezing of Assets,

A national and an international alert have been issued against the wanted person. Current information can be found on

Netherlands Police Nationale Opsporingslijst (Wanted),

Previously worked in Main Intelligence Director of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU) and organizer of the "Donetsk People's Republic's" militant groups.

New Zealand Russia Sanctions,

Russian military, state and political figure, publicist. An employee of the FSB of Russia (1996-2013), an activist in the self-proclaimed DPR (2014). By decision of the District Court of The Hague, he was recognized as one of the perpetrators of the destruction of the Malaysian Boeing and the murder of 298 people on board, for which he was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment in the Netherlands.

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers non-official source,

Russian citizen from Moscow who played a significant role in the War in Donbass

Wikidata non-official source,


Data sources

Netherlands Police Nationale Opsporingslijst (Wanted)19

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Netherlands · Korps Nationale Politie

EU Consolidated Travel Bans3,894

Consolidated information about individuals who have been banned from traveling to the European Union, released as part of the EU Sanctions Map.

European Union · Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Canadian Special Economic Measures Act Sanctions4,240

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Canada · Global Affairs Canada

US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List28,418

The primary United States' sanctions list, specially designated nationals (SDN) part.

United States · Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Ukraine NABC Sanctions Tracker39,904

A list of suggested Russia-related sanctions targets composed by the Ukrainian anti-corruption agency.

Ukraine · National Agency on Corruption Prevention

US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)18,618

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items.

United States · Department of the Commerce - International Trade Administration

New Zealand Russia Sanctions1,657

The New Zealand government's list of people and companies sanctioned in relation to the Russian attack on Ukraine.

New Zealand · Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Wikidata Entities of Interest3,928

Persons of interest profiles from Wikidata, the structured data version of Wikipedia.

Wikidata · non-official source

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets5,891

The United Kingom's consolidated international sanctions list.

United Kingdom · Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,054

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

Wikidata Politically Exposed Persons183,227

Profiles of politically exposed persons from Wikidata, the structured data version of Wikipedia.

Wikidata · non-official source

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,063

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law.

Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,315

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council.

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes8,011

Switzerland manages a sanctions lists with a high degree of detail on the individuals that are subject to it's embargoes.

Switzerland · State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers7,944

A list of key Russian decision-makers from government and business composed by ACF/FBK, the anti-corruption investigative organization founded by Alexei Navalny

Russia · Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) · non-official source

Japan Economic sanctions and list of eligible people3,485

Sanctions imposed by Japan under its Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law.

Japan · Ministry of Finance

French Freezing of Assets6,267

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

Ukraine NSDC State Register of Sanctions17,116

List of individuals and legal entities subject to restrictive measures.

Ukraine · National Security and Defense Council

External databases

The record has been enriched with data from the following external databases:


Wikidata is the structured data project of the Wikipedia community, providing fact-based information edited by humans and machines.

External dataset · Wikidata · non-official source

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