Victor Brailovsky was born in Moscow in 1935 and immigrated to Israel in 1987. A Professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, from 1972-1987 he was an aliyah activist and a Prisoner of Zion in Russia.
Brailovsky has been a Member of Knesset since 1999, serving on the Committee for Immigration, Absorption, and the Diaspora, and the Committee for Scientific and Technological Research and Development.
In March 2003, Victor Brailovsky was appointed Deputy Minister of the Interior.
Brailovsky speaks Hebrew, Russian, and English. He is married, and has two children.