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Iurii K. Sokolov

store manager

Iurii Sokolov, USSR Store manager.

Background

Sokolov, Iurii was born in 1935.

Career

In the 1970s, director of the Moscow Gastronom Number 1 on Gorkii Street (formerly the millionaire Eliseev’s Food Store, nationalized after October 1917). Arrested and accused of corruption and stealing food (caviar etc) worth millions of roubles. Also involved in gold and currency dealings.

Executed after his sensational trial.