Where is Alexei Mitrofanov now - an outrageous Russian politician, producer, publicist, showman? In 2014, he disappeared after a criminal case was opened against him. Many fans are sure that with his departure from the talk show experts, they have lost their "peppercorn".
For more than 20 years, outrageousness for Alexei Mitrofanov was not just a principle of his behavior in public, but also a way of life. He was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, the "Fair Russia" faction, did not miss, practically, a single television talk show, where he acted as an expert. And suddenly, in June 2014, Aleksey Valentinovich disappeared both from the Russian political "arena" and from the secular world. Where is Mitrofanov now and how did the criminal prosecution against him end?
Biography of the outrageous politician
Alexey Mitrofanov is a native Muscovite. He was born on March 16, 1962, in the family of the so-called Soviet nomenklatura - representatives of the ruling class, the only ones who could receive income from the country's resources. The boy's father was a high-ranking representative of the State Planning Commission - the body that plans and controls the entire national economy, from the agricultural sector to industry. According to some sources, the mother of the future politician had blood relatives with the wife of Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, but there is no direct evidence.
There are many rumors and speculations around the biography of Alexei Valentinovich. Journalists believe that most of them were invented by him, but they are happy to publish hot articles about the former politician. For example, a little over 10 years ago, information appeared in the media that Mitrofanov was either the illegitimate son of Yuri Andropov, or the grandson of Andrei Gromyko. None of the facts have been confirmed.
After graduating from high school, Alexey entered the course of international relations at one of the most prestigious universities - MGIMO. After graduation, he began his career in the mastered profession - as an international economist.
Show business or politics?
Aleksey Mitrofanov's career began in Vienna - he served at the Atomic Energy Agency, and at the same time worked at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A few years later, the young man decided to continue his education, entered the graduate school of the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences. And after graduation, in 1991, he suddenly became interested in his development in the field of television. Mitrofanov took up the "promotion" of entertainment programs - "Step to Parnassus" and "Musical Forecast" and others.
In addition, Alexey Valentinovich became interested in politics. It was during that period of his career that he met Zhirinovsky, made a film about him, and was invited to the youth bloc of the LDPR party.
Just two years later, in 1993, Mitrofanov not only entered the main bloc of the political association, but also became a State Duma deputy. In the course of his political activities, Aleksey Valentinovich was engaged in international affairs, tried to become the mayor of Moscow, “fought” against tobacco monopolists, and was a member of the Banking Committee.
TV and cinema
Alexey Mitrofanov is a very versatile person. The ability to deal with several areas at once without prejudice to each of them is not given to many, but everything worked out for him. In addition to politics, he was engaged in journalism, starred in films, was a consultant for film crews, wrote scripts. Mitrofanov starred in 6 feature films, took part in the creation of 7 more films, was a constant expert on several television talk shows at once.
In the creative collection of this politician and showman there are three books - "On Both Sides of the Kremlin Curtain", "Julia", "Milosovich's Body", and they have found their readers.
But on TV, Mitrofanov was more successful. In the 90s, he was the producer of the comedy programs "Masks Show" and "Gentleman Show". Many of their issues are still extremely popular on the Internet.Critics believe that it was during the period when Alexey Valentinovich was engaged in the programs that the most successful series came out.
Mitrofanov spent a lot of time and effort in his TV career on discussing gay. Either he was an ardent opponent of its representatives, then he suddenly became imbued with their problems. Analysts are sure - in this way he shocked, attracted public attention to his person.
This showman and politician is scandalous in itself, but there were high-profile events of a similar plan with his direct participation. The last of them is the deprivation of Alexei Valentinovich of parliamentary immunity and his departure for permanent residence outside Russia.
In 2012, a corruption scandal erupted around this name, which practically destroyed his political career. Mitrofanov was accused of bribery, a specific amount was even named, and his closest assistants were detained. The parliamentary immunity that he possessed at that time allowed him to avoid detention and arrest. But soon he was stripped of his political powers, which forced the disgraced deputy to go abroad.
Alexey Valentinovich is married and has two children. The wife of the outrageous politician Mitrofanov was Marina Nikolaevna Lillevali, a journalist, one of the few women who, as part of a parliamentary correspondent group, traveled to belligerent Yugoslavia. Colleagues and friends speak of her as a feminine, but tough lady. What she is like in everyday life, in the family - Mitrofanov never discussed with journalists, which is surprising given his love of shocking.
The eldest child Ivan is Mitrofanov's stepson. But the politician accepted him when he married Marina Nikolaevna, as a family, brought up, gave an education, helped "to get on his feet." In addition to him, the couple have a common daughter - Zoya. The girl was born in 2003. It is known that now the wife and daughter live with the head of the family in the city of Zagreb.