Yury Yakovlevich CHAYKA

Prosecutor General


Yury Yakovlevich CHAYKA was born in 1951 in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory.

He started his working career in 1970 as an electrician at a shipbuilding factory in his native city. Having served in the army, he came back in 1972 to enter the Sverdlovsk Law Institute.

In 1976, after graduation, Yu.Ya. Chaika was employed as a probationer in the prosecution service, later worked as an investigator, a Deputy Regional Public Prosecutor in the Irkutsk Region, a Taishet Transport Public Prosecutor of the East Siberia Transportation Prosecutor’s Office. In 1983, he headed the Investigative Division of the East Siberian Transportation Public Prosecutor’s Office.

From 1984 to 1992, Yu.Chaika worked as a division instructor in the Administrative bodies of the Irkutsk Regional CPSU Committee, First Deputy Prosecutor of the Irkutsk Region, Head of Administrative Division, Head of the State Legal Department of the Irkutsk Regional CPSU Committee, East Siberian Transport Public Prosecutor.

In 1992, he became Public Prosecutor of the Irkutsk Region.

In 1995, Yu.Chaika was appointed to the post of the First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

From 1999 to 2006, he headed the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

On June 23, 2006, by the Resolution of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Yu.Chaika was appointed to the post of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

On June 22, 2011, by the Resolution of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Yu.Chaika was re-appointed to the post of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

He received state and departmental awards on numerous occasions for his contribution to promoting the rule of law and public order.

He has the rank of Actual State Counselor of Justice.

He is married and has two children.