Kuz (Kuzist Perspective)

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Yuri Kuznetsov
Born Yuri Mikhailovich Kuznetsov, June 30th, 1988, Bologoye, Omsk, RSFSR, USSR
Occupation Network Administrator, Money Lender
Marital Status Masha Kuznetsova (2006-2009), Unknown Woman (2011-2014), Nedelya Kuznetsova (2021 - )
Known for KolymaNET, involvement in the 'party
Tripcode kuz!netsovkMgo
IAS? Varies. See: Yurijak variant

Yuri Mikhailovich Kuznetsov (30 June 1988), also known as kuz[1], and k♡♡z by his fans, is a 33 year old Russian business tycoon and prolific poster[2] to the 'party[3]. Kuz is the founder and administrator of the Kolyma Network[4], a Russian internet company which provides services such as webhosting, server rental, and VPNs[5]. He also administrates Heyuri[6], and his Company is known for hosting many imageboards with questionable contents and backgrounds, such as Gurochan[7]. His energetic and eccentric attitude, and bizarre ideas and websites have lead him to both success[8] and controversy.[9]

Kuz is generally considered one of the most influential soyjak.party users in history, second only to soot.[10] His actions, for better[11] or worse[12], have a big impact on the 'party's state at any one time.[13] He has a large base of detractors who regularly report on his every move,[13] and a scattered base of followers.

The dailyjak describes him as "Irrational, contradictory, complex, unpredictable".[14]

Background[edit | edit source]

Kuz was born in 1988 in Omsk, Russia. To a poor family, on the outskirts of a village, several miles from the Kazakh border.[15][16] Kuz is married,[17] He lives in Memphis, Tennessee after allegedly fleeing the Russian Federation for tax evasion.[18][19]

In 2005, kuz started a Russian textboard website called 9channel[20], which was notably the first Russian textboard.[21] The site grew but never became particularly active, although kuz likes to pretend it was "the biggest anonymous website in Russia", though this is very easibly disproven. The website was widely known to be only a hotbed for the sharing of illegal material, pirated movies, and "crime announcements", or posts announcing or displaying small crimes (like vandalism) anonymously. The latter became such a problem that it is specifically written into the Kolyma Networks rules that "crime announcements" are banned, although this did little to curb the problem. The website was shut down in 2017 along with most of kuz's websites.[22][23][24]

Proof of the existance of 9channel is scarce as users of the website were generally rather secretive. There are no public archives, as kuz refuses to release any, the site also is not on archive.org or archive.is because it is was tor-only.[25] There is however a "Devyach" (9ch in Russian) twitter account which contains a tor link and was created in 2009.[26] This is very likely the real 9channel as it cites its location as Omsk, Russia, and contains a common 9ch slogan in the description.[27]

In 2008, kuz contracted HIV from a prostitute on a "business" trip to poland.[28] Critics suggest he actually contracted it from being brutally raped in the Russian Military, which is a common occurrence.[29] However kuz never actually served in the military, citing poor eyesight.[15]

Political opinions[edit | edit source]

Kuz's political opinions seem to change to fit whatever is currently best for him at the moment, although he did once condemn conflict in ukraine, writing a lengthy blogpost on why it was bad from a moral standpoint.

"The estimated toll of all the deaths caused by the Conflict in Ukraine is 33,000. Both civilians and soldiers. When the media reports on these numbers, they will simply leave it at that, but the actual price of that number is immeasurably greater." " [... ]This is why I will never support conflict in Ukraine or elsewhere."[30]

Source of wealth[edit | edit source]

Kuz's net worth is about 108M Rubles, or roughly 1.4 Million dollars. He regularly drops large amounts of money on websites he likes in attempts to buy them. Offering "2k for the sharty" at one point. He also bought a website called Vidlii, for an undisclosed number, allgedly about 5,000. In 2021 he bought Gurochan, and has offered thousands for other imageboard websites[31] His company, KolymaNET, is also the largest internet provider in Omsk, and kuz owns several datacenters in Russia and Turkey.[32]

Some speculate most of his money was gained through an illicit exit scam,[33] but the source of his money is unknown. He has said on a few occasions that it was from "smart investments" and "good luck"

"I wasnt born into wealth, I built everything I have myself. I just dont want to give off the appearance of being super intelligent or some sigma billionaire, I was just lucky, I was in the right place at the right time and made a smart investment." - Kuz, 2021

Relationship with Soyjak Party[edit | edit source]

The Yurijak variant is a uncommon but quickly growing soyjak variant depicting kuz.

Kuz has been subject to multiple controversies throughout his career.

Kuz is best known for for being the center of several major controversies and drama on the 'party, such as CP spam, DDOS attacks, attempts to overthrow soot, wiki vandalism, pro-kuz propaganda spam, psy-ops, doxxing, bad-faith arguments, and others.[34]

Reception on Kuz amongst 'party users is mixed.[35] While many admire his willingness to communicate with the userbase, develop software, pay server bills, and engage in community actions like 'jak making, a vast number of 'party users critisize him, citing CP spam, threats, hypocrisy, and more. At any one time the catalog could be overwhelmingly supportive of kuz, to every other thread spiting him.[35]

Contributions[edit | edit source]

Kuz was the originator of multiple trends on the Party. Critics allege that these contributions are part of a coordinated effort to mentally manipulate and demoralise the party's userbase in preparation of a possible takeover; however, as of the time of writing, historic analysis on the authenticity of these trends has yet to be carried out.

Kuz lone-raiding #4chan in october of 2020, using "soyspeak".

Eearly soyjak-related activity[edit | edit source]

Kuz's first publicly recorded soyduel was in September of 2020.[36] Back then, he had a habit of using what he named "soyspeak" as a way of antagonizing 4chan users.

A more "soy" version of the classic yurijak

Even tho bbc[edit | edit source]

Kuz seems to have kickstarted this meme in early November 2021. Though he has noted that he was not the first to make such a thread, he did popularize it by flooding the entire catalog with >even tho bbc spam and BBC gibberish in December of 2021.[37]

Alternative rating standards[edit | edit source]

Kuz invented iron and rustjaks[38], and originally proposed "iron" and "rust" as a replacement to gem and coal. This later kickstarted other rating systems, based off kuz's original proposal. Such as tseries/pewds, mustard/ketchup, and the elemental rating system. In typical kuz fashion, when it was exposed that the iron/rust grifting was his doing he denied it all and blamed it on hackers.[39]

Soy_JS TextJaks[edit | edit source]

Kuz invented Soy_JS textjaks, a type of ASCIIjak which uses japanese character encoding for better results.[40]

Attempted purchase[edit | edit source]

On January 25, Kuz leaked emails between him and soot wherein soot offered to sell the 'party to kuz.[41] However, this thread turned out to be a troll. Soot did actually try to sell the site to kuz[41], but after things cleared up in his personal life and he changed his mind, with kuz apparently making this thread just for some (You)'s after he knew the deal fell through.

The deal was for 600$ in bitcoin in return for ownership of soyjak.party and a backup of the site on the day of the transfer, effectively giving kuz complete control over the site.

Kuz later made another thread criticizing soot for being rude to him, soot apologized but said that Kuz's response to the failed deal was "immature"[42].

Amongst the leaked emails were multiple emails to soot which soot answered that contained requests for IP's of posters on the 'party, as well as requests for thread deletions for 'legal issues'. Whether soot accepted these requests is unknown.

February 16th Debate[edit | edit source]

The soywiki takes no stance on current issues and tries to report on current events without bias, please keep this in mind when editing, and add multiple sources from both sides.

On February 16h, 2022, after hours of kuz-related spam and severe wiki vandalism, soot and multiple mods finally broke and accused a random user[43] of being kuz.[44]

The ensuing chaos marked the singular largest kuz-related sperg out since the 'party began.

Soots accusation[edit | edit source]

In a kuz-related thread, soot made a post with the revalation that, despite leaving, kuz was actually still in the 'party, and in this very thread.[45] The thread blew up seconds later. Many users were skeptical and offended that soot was leaking the location of a user, and many more were gleeful that soot finally took a stance on the kuz issue.

Within minutes chuds pointed out that just because the user was located in Maryville, Tennesee, didnt mean it was kuz, as kuz lived hundreds of miles away in memphis.[46] However, soot rebutted claiming that they were from the same ISP.[47] While defensive at first, saying he was "tired of kuzs false flags" [sic][48] soot later apologized and said he "believed kuz was actually a good guy".[49]

The following the day, the chud was proved not to be kuz, as he posted a picture of his european wall outlet and tanned hand, confirming it was not kuz.[50]

Kuz's assorted responses[edit | edit source]

Kuz posted in the thread repeatedly.[46] In an unusually calm and polite tone, he explained how he had left when he had, and that people who supported him were simply his actual grass roots supporters. He also shined a light on the growing problem of impersonation, and said that users threatening the life of his family and children was unacceptable.[51] He also quitely admitted to having members of the NSS patrol the website[52]. In a touching moment, kuz even said it "hurt him" to lecture soot so harshly, and he wished their relationship was better[53].

Soots mood noticeably changed after kuz started responding, ending in them agreeing to "reconcile privately" through email.

Users response[edit | edit source]

As usual, responses were mixed, while many agreed with soots distaste of kuzs behavior, many of those same people berated soot for leaking private details of a user.[54] Kuz's many supporters came out in full force, posting their usual edits, while assorted anti-kuz personalities such as the morrocan, swede, and israeli also dropped in to give their 2 cents.[55]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The first ever filter was implimented in the party because of the thread, turning "kuz" from "im trans btw".[46] This thread may also have marked a historic moment in the change of soots attitude towards kuz.

Second Soyvil War[edit | edit source]

On February 21, after a Janny went rogue and deleted multiple threads and permabanned some users, as well as a mod going rogue and posting an tranny anime character with his capcode on, Kuz announced he was making his own 'party, known as soyak.party. [56][57] After Soot leaked dms between him and Kuz where he threatened to "ENACT THE PLAN TO DESTROY THE PARTY," many party members went there to mock him. Kuz then leaked their IPs in retaliation, causing more 'jakkers to bombard his website. Kuz subsequently shut the site down, but another user claimed he was responsible for the shutdown, by "exploiting flaws" in the site", but the pro-kuz camp denied this. The soyteen spammed another site using the software, Gurochan, but failed to replicate it, likely proving that it was kuz shutting it down. Kuz also redirected the site to a blogpost he made about health.

The 'ru was also deleted temporarily in the chaos, but the admin said it'd come back.

The dailyjak reported that Kuz had vowed to destroy the sharty by all means, but later edited it after saying that kuz had reached out to them and said it was "misinfo" and that he had never said anything of that sort.

Chuds hit kolyma, raiding Gurochan, the spamlist, and signing up kuz's wifes email to spam. Kuzists responded by wiping many pages on the wiki and spreading demoralization threads on /soy/ for hours. By 1AM, the fighting had ceased, with no major changes on either side. Kuz claimed in private that soot had made fake emails and spammed cp on his site as revenge for not "offering more money" in exchange for the party.

By the end, little trace of what happened was left. Soot or a similar mod deleted most drama threads on /soy/ and kuzs mods erased all traces of the raids on his sites.

This event saw many 'party users who formerly supported him turn away from his new extremist ways, especially after he leaked the IP's of people who spammed his website, including 2 people who uploaded CP. It also saw the final friendly link between kuz and soot severed, as both swore hatred against eachother, firmly splitting the 'party into two camps, The Kuz Camp (Kuzists) and the Soot Camp (Sootists), the Second Soyvil War has been these 2 factions fighting eachother for unknown reasons.

Within minutes of the war breaking out accusations began flying, with both kuz and soot accusing eachother of spamming cp on eachothers websites, with soot even claiming that Kuz had doxxed him privately.

Kuz seems to have made allies amongst users of the 9chan.tw bunker, with many anti-sootists coming there to proclaim their hatred for his datamining, and some saying kuz was right all along.

Relationship with other websites[edit | edit source]

Despite widespread hatred on the 'party and other sites such as kissu, kuz has a massive base of supporters in Russia[58], specifically on his own websites, such as Heyuri[59], 9channel[60], Vidlii[61], and the Kolyma Network.

Heyuri[edit | edit source]

Kuz's favorite website, according to himself. His supporters there number about a dozen, because the site is incredibly small.

Devyach (9channel)[edit | edit source]

The first website kuz ever made, all the way back in 2005. User estimations range from 1,500 to 20,000, with kuz claiming over 1,000,000 users. Regardless, it was significantly more active than Heyuri, likely equal in size to or larger then the 'party itself during its hayday in the early 2010s. However kuz wad forced to shut it down in 2017.

His popularity there is massive, with several "9channel" discord servers popping up during and after the 2017 collapse, which kuz sometimes visited or even owned, where he would nearly always be met with praise.

In January of 2013, 9channel users attempted to rig a public vote for the name of a new Coal Power Plant (how apt), proposing it be named the "Y. M. Kuznetsov Power Production Plant", however the vote was cancelled. This later became a meme on 9channel.[62]

Vidlii[edit | edit source]

In february of 2022, kuz bought Vidlii.com, an american video sharing website. The site was in complete disrepair and was about to be shut down when kuz bought it, removed the ads, increased video quality, and opened up user registration. He was met with praise[61] and some minor controversy.[63]

Kissu[edit | edit source]

Kissu is an american /qa/-based imageboard, of which kuz was formerly a part of. Kissu and Kolyma had a brief war where cp spam was exchanged before both sides banned mention of eachother.

The war was very unpopular in Kolyma since many Heyuri users enjoyed kissu's content, but kuz reiterated his "pro war" stance and the sites name was banned and its Owner (Kai Nicoll Griffith) added to a list of "Enemies of Kolyma" in September of 2021.[64]

Kuz leaking the IP of a user who criticized him.

Controversies[edit | edit source]

Anti-Kuz poster accidentally blames kuz for the CP on the same IP he spammed it with

Kuz has been subject to multiple controversies throughout his career.

Child Pornography and Pedophilia Allegations[edit | edit source]

Kuz with a young girl.

Kuz is a commonly cited suspect for the constant CP spam[65] that has plagued the 'party. Critics allege it's in Kuz's best interest to shut down the 'party as he sees it as a rival[it just is, ok?]. The CP spammer only ever comes online when Kuz is also online, which could mean that they are the same person, Kuz however responds saying this is intentional and that he is being framed, suggesting that one of his critics is doing it to frame him.[66]

In February of 2022 another wave of CP and kuz drama hit /soy/ as multiple subtly edited bait and switch videos appeared on the 'log, using a number of famous soyjak videos with CP spliced in to wage psychological war on 'party users.

A person alleging to be kuz was seen in a Discord screenshot, wherein a user known as "Pollyanna" was repeatedly accused of being part of an "all-swedish pedophile discord cult" where users worshipped a 16 year old girl known as "Hexagonalpeach". Pollyanna never denied her involvement with the group, instead claiming that the group was harmless and it was kuz who was antagonizing them. After a long argument where "kuz" posted several pictures showing "hex cultists" trying to entrap and frame him, the thread was deleted and the argument stopped.

The rules on one of kuz's websites that bears no relation to the party or soyjak culture at all. One Chud is certain that this is proof of him wanting to implement the same exotic rules on the 'party to ultimately destroy it.

Datamining[edit | edit source]

Kuz, or at least his company, is public about his datamining initiatives. His company's protection service, the NSS, openly admits on their site that their goal is to:

The NSS is tasked with a variety of tasks, such as monitoring dangerous users, cooperating with the surveillance office to collect and catalog information on certain users, remove internal and external threats, and ensure the social integrity of the whole of the Kolyma Network.

The Network Security Service has been involved in a number of scandals and blackmailings, as well as false flag operation, psyops, and even assasinations (seriously).[67]

Controlled Opposition[edit | edit source]

Some users of the 'party believe kuz deliberately hires people to hate him, then makes them act as stupid as possible to give the illusion that his enemies are retarded.

Rychuvak Scandal[edit | edit source]

Kuz was involved in the creation of a bitcoin trading platform which mysteriously disappeared in 2018, causing about 250,000$ in bitcoin to be "lost". According to kuz, his partner "Vass Boldizar" took the servers with him, left and was never seen again.[68]

Manipulating the dailyjak[edit | edit source]

The dailyjak is a pro-Kuz soyjak-oriented propaganda telecommunications network which regularly provides news posts and updates on the latest trends in jakking. It regularly provides news and updates on the 'party, and if they involve kuz, they are careful to not portray him negatively.

Tax evasion[edit | edit source]

Kuz fled Russia in 2014 for tax evasion.[69]

Anti-Vaccine disinfo[edit | edit source]

Kuz regularly retweets anti-vaccine disinfo on his twitter account.[70]

Cybercrime[edit | edit source]

On January 26, chuds called out for Kuz's websites to be DDOS'd. Minutes later, the 'party started issuing "DDoS attack warnings" and forcing users to click verify (doxx themselves to the NSS) before they could post.

Kuz once hacked the imageboard of one of his rivals and made it redirect to an expose.[71]

Support for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea[edit | edit source]

On November 26, 2021, Kuz allegedly retweeted[72] a conspiracy theory alleging that the 2014 Sony Pictures hack was a false flag operation by the United States government to damage the international reputation of North Korea.

Downfall and dissaperance[edit | edit source]

In early 2022, once it became clear that Soot would not sell him the 'party, Kuz entered into a deep depressive state and noticeably changed. On February 5th, 2022, Kuz made his final post announcing that he was leaving the scene forever.[73] The next morning, the US State Department announced that Kuz had been found dead at his Memphis estate.

He is buried at Staro-Vostochnoye Kladbishche cemetary in his native Omsk, Russia.

>Actually he just made a troll post and is still here, Soiteens seem to be incapable of ignoring a bait as long as the topic is somehow related to kuz, which is evident just by taking a quick look at the recent state of the catalog, where kuz is mentioned about 150 times.

Alleged sightings[edit | edit source]

There have been NO sightings of kuz. He is NOT alive. You WILL take your medications.

Actually he just made a troll post and is still here, Soiteens seem to be incapable of ignoring a bait as long as the topic is somehow related to kuz, which is evident just by taking a quick look at the recent state of the catalog, where kuz is mentioned about 150 times.

See also (datamining link, do not click)[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. "On the internet I use the moniker "kuz"." - kuz.lol
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20220206054043/soyjak.party/soy//res/322024.html
  3. kuz has been seen on the party multiple times
  4. https://www.kolyma.org/about
  5. kolyma.org
  6. heyuri.net
  7. The front page has information about KolymaNET and its involvement. https://guro.cx - WARNING, NSFW CONTENT
  8. Kuz's net worth is about 108M Rubles, or roughly 1.4 Million dollars.
  9. Kuz's controversy page contains details about his numerous controversial engagements.
  10. Kuz is mentioned on the catalog almost as much as soot, and yurijak variants a testament to his influence on jakkers. His attempted purchase and this wiki article all further cement this.
  11. See: Contributions
  12. See: Controversies
  13. 13.0 13.1 Just one kuz tripcode post can send the board into a flurry
  14. t.me/s/dailyjak
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://archive.fo/QWh0b
  16. http://okato-kod.ru/55024000006.html
  17. https://kuz.lol
  18. https://archive.fo/QWh0b
  19. https://archive.fo/QWh0b
  20. https://archive.fo/QWh0b
  21. "In 2005, Kuznetsov began working for a Russian internet services provider called Mag-Net, which provided internet for eastern Russia, primarily, Magadan, hence the name. Either before or during this same time, he started an internet textboard website called 9channel (more on this later). The site was tor-only with a clearweb gateway. It was never hugely popular as he would like to claim in later years, never surpassing more than 10,000 daily posts. The site caught notice of local authorities, and was later brought to the clearweb. From this moment on, Kuznetsov likely was at least aware that authorities were closely watching him. The sites purpose varied, but it was largely for sharing links to pornography, sometimes illegal pornography. Kuznetsov likes to claim it was filesharing pirated materials, but history would like to say otherwise."
  22. https://archive.fo/QWh0b
  23. https://kolyma.org/about
  24. https://devyach.net/9ch.html
  25. Please replace this citation with one from one of kuz's sites. He has said this multiple times but i cant find it
  26. https://twitter.com/devyach
  27. https://twitter.com/devyach
  28. https://archive.fo/QWh0b#selection-131.312-131.424
  29. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/02/17/decade-after-military-reform-hazing-plagues-russian-army-a69309
  30. https://t.me/kuz_channel/46
  31. Various self-leaked emails over the years. Unknown how many of these offers were serious but at least 2 (Sharty and lainchan) actually began before the admins changed their mind.
  32. "[...] We also offer colocation and DDOS protection from our datacenters in Russia, Turkey, and USA." - kolyma.org frontpage
  33. The Rychuvak Scandal (see below)
  34. Schizophrenia
  35. 35.0 35.1 https://soyjak.party/soy/catalog.html
  36. https://archive.wakarimasen.moe/qa/thread/3505885
  37. Catalog on dec 12 2021 and a telegram post made by kuz
  38. they did not appear before kuz uploaded them to the booru under his account, he also pushed for their use on his personal website.
  39. https://archive.fo/jqIMF
  40. https://kwa.devyach.net/soyjak/1.html?
  41. 41.0 41.1 https://archive.fo/HSper
  42. https://archive.fo/BngLW
  43. https://archive.ph/HcbwF
  44. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html
  45. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343165
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html
  47. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html
  48. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343210
  49. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343391
  50. https://archive.ph/HcbwF
  51. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343309
  52. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343329
  53. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343329
  54. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html#343212
  55. https://soyjak.party/soy//res/343127.html
  56. https://t.me/dailyjak/92
  57. https://t.me/dailyjak/93
  58. Kuz once ended an announcement on "Devyach" (9ch) with "A message to my 50,000,000 fans around the world"
  59. any thread that mentions him is generally positive
  60. https://disco.devyach.net/apiru/
  61. 61.0 61.1 https://www.vidlii.com/watch?v=gKRB3I5rBLG see: the comments
  62. https://disco.devyach.net/apiru/koko.php?res=6578
  63. https://live.kolyma.org/newsplus/koko.php?res=182
  64. nss.kolyma.org/dangerous-websites/kissu
  65. Mentions of "kuz" and "CP spam" are directly correlated in the catalog.
  66. Various since-deleted threads on the 'party. Kuz deletes his own threads to prevent them from being archived.
  67. Kuz has repeatedly threatened to have people who crossed him "handled" and says he can "have anyone anywhere delt with within 24 hours"
  68. https://archive.fo/QWh0b#selection-123.0-151.460
  69. https://uyk2021.github.io
  70. https://twitter.com/yurimkuznetsov
  71. https://archive.fo/HGJlw (Look at the "redirected from" part)
  72. https://twitter.com/Mango_Press_/status/1464245603563618332?cxt=HHwWuICyhcvnhdIoAAAA
  73. https://web.archive.org/web/20220206054043/soyjak.party/soy//res/322024.html