|Birth:||16 June 1906?|
Russian Empire (now Russia)
|Age:||114 years, 362 days?|
Yuri claims to have been born in Veliky Novgorod, Russian Empire (present-day Russia) on 16 June 1906. His mother and sister passed away there. He is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. He claims that during the war he served on a submarine. After the war, he moved to present-day Kazakhstan and worked as a shoemaker. He doesn't have documents for many years and his USSR passport burned in a fire in 2012. He has never had a Kazakhstan ID or passport. He married three times. Yuri had a daughter in Russia but he lost contact with her.
At the claimed age of 111, he moved to Kaskelen, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan. Previously, he lived with his relatives in Almaty. However, they sold their house and moved to Russia, but Yuri stayed in Kazakhstan.