Personalities | Self-regulatory Organization of Russian Bookmakers Personalities Oleg Zhuravsky

President of Self-regulatory Organization of Russian Bookmakers

Honorary President  of “Liga Stavok “ Bookmaking Company

The Founder of National Association of Russian Bookmakers

Counselor to the President of Russian Football Professional League on Prevention of Match Fixing

Deputy Chairman of the Council of Trustees of Russian Judo

Member of Presidium of Russian Archery Federation

Bio

Zhuravsky Oleg Anatolyevich was born on 3rd of March 1969. After graduating from high school he served in the Soviet Army in the Western Group of Forces in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).  Has two higher educations.

Bookmaking business

1997 – present Chairman of the Board of Directors in organizations involved in the bookmaking industry in Russia;

2006 – 2012 – founded and headed the National Association of Bookmakers of Russia;

2008 – 2012 – founded and headed  “Liga Stavok” bookmaking company;

2009 – founded “Oscar Yard” Elite Bookmaking Club – the first premium-class bookmaking establishment in Russia;

2009 – 2012 – headed The Union of National Lotteries, Bookmakers and Totalizators;

2013 – President of Self-regulatory Organization of Bookmakers;

 

 

Political activities

2006 – 2011 took part as an ideologist, co-author and developer of federal laws, regulating activity of bookmaking companies in Russia:

№ 244–ФЗ from 29 December, 2006: «About state regulation of activities for the organization and carrying out gamblings and about modification of some legal acts of the Russian Federation».

The result: Sports betting and bookmaking was introduced to a separate business category and the activity was allowed outside of the assigned gambling zones in whole Russian Federation territory.

 

№ 64–ФЗ from 22 April, 2010:  «AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 6 OF FEDERAL LAW "ABOUT STATE REGULATION OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND CARRYING OUT GAMBLINGS AND ABOUT MODIFICATION OF SOME LEGAL ACTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION"».

The result: Licensing requirements for entities organizing sports betting and bookmaking activity are significantly increased

 

№ 133–ФЗ from 13 June, 2011:  «AMENDMENT OF FEDERAL LAW «ABOUT STATE REGULATION OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND CARRYING OUT GAMBLINGS AND ABOUT MODIFICATION OF SOME LEGAL ACTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION».

The result: Introduction of amendments to the law governing activity of betting shops, officially recognized legal status of betting shops and removed all existing contradictions with the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation.

 

№ 319–ФЗ from 16 November, 2011: «AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 29 OF THE TAX CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION».

 

The result: Adopted amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation on the introduction of the flat tax on betting shops, payable in local budgets.

 

2012 – 2013 – Chairman of the Moscow department of the Russian political party "PRAVOYE DELO " (True Cause)
2012 – 2013  – Member of the Federal Political Council of the Russian political party "PRAVOYE DELO " (True Cause)
2012 – 2013 – Member of the Community Advisory Board of the political parties at the Moscow City Duma 
2012 – 2013 – Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Financial Matters of the Public Advisory Board of political parties at the Moscow City Duma 

2012 – 2013 – General Director of State Budget Institution of Moscow Region "The Directorate of Park “Russia”, Counselor to the Governor of the Moscow Region

 

Marital status: married, 5 children, 4 grandchildren

Interests: traveling with the family, sports cars

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