Born in Tomsk in 1981. In 2003, graduated from the History Department of Tomsk State University. For three years taught history and social studies at secondary school No. 8. Then, since 2007, has been teaching the history of international relations at Tomsk State University.

Since the founding of the United Civil Front (founded by Garry Kasparov) in June 2005, has headed the Tomsk regional branch of the UCF and served as a member of the Bureau of the UCF Federal Council. In May 2008, he became a member of the National Assembly of the Russian Federation and its Council.

From 2008 to 2013, he was a member of the Federal Political Council of the United Democratic Movement Solidarity.

From 2010 to 2012, he was Executive Director of the UDM Solidarity.

In 2011-2012 participated in the organization of mass protests of the Russian opposition. Due to his longstanding public stance against the Putin regime, he was forced to leave the country in 2012.

In March 2016, together with Garry Kasparov, co-founded the Free Russia Forum in Vilnius, the largest platform of the Russian opposition.

The FRF advocates a decisive victory of Ukraine over the aggressor and the liberation of all captured Ukrainian territories. Since 2016, 11 Free Russia Forums have been held, and since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, five Anti-War Conferences have been held under the auspices of the FRF. In 2023, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office recognized the Free Russia Forum as an “undesirable organization”.

In 2022 he became a member of the Russian Action Committee, a movement of representatives of Russian society who oppose the war unleashed by Putin, against the dictatorship created in Russia and for the unification of all anti-war and anti-dictatorship forces.

On December 16, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Justice added Ivan Tyutrin to the list of individuals – foreign agents.

In 2023 he was elected to the Council of the Free Russia Forum, as well as to the Council of the World Liberty Congress – the largest platform of dissidents in the world.