Ex-governor of the Chelyabinsk region.
Mikhail Yurevich was born in 1969 in the city of Chelyabinsk. He went to secondary school No. 138 in Chelyabinsk Central District, and then graduated from Chelyabinsk State Technical University with a degree in civil engineering.
As a student, he established Temp, a company engaged in food wholesale trade. Then in 1993 he became the director of Khlebokombinat #1 (Bakery). After some time, he set up the association of undertakings Agropromyshlennoye Obiyedineniye Makfa (Makfa Agroindustrial Association). He was the Board Chairman at Makfa JSC between 1995 and 2000. At the end of 1999 he was elected a State Duma deputy and became Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Transport and Communications. He won mayor election in Chelyabinsk in 2005, and Chelyabinsk legislature unanimously approved Yurevich for governorship in 2010, which he left in January 2014 for his own reasons.
Mikhail Yurevich was charged with bribe-taking and subornation of perjury on March 20, 2017. According to the investigation, the ex-governor would get bribes from ex-Health Minister of the region Vyacheslav Teslenko on regular basis. The total worth of the bribes amounted to 26 million rubles ($450,382)
In addition, Yurevich is suspected of inciting First Deputy Governor Oleg Grachev to disseminate defamation about a Court Chairman in 2012.