CrimeRussia’s source: Gela for Shakro Molodoy’s throne?
A CrimeRussia’s source has denied the information that the coalition of thieves-in-law headed by a Slavic thieves representative Vladimir Tyurin (Tyurik) will become the new ‘Crime Lord No. 1’ to replace the arrested Shakro Molodoy.
The CrimeRussia’s source has denied the information that the coalition of thieves-in-law headed by a Slavic thieves representative Vladimir Tyurin (Tyurik) will become the new ‘Crime Lord No. 1’ to replace the arrested Shakro Molodoy.
Previously, Rosbalt had published such information citing an unnamed law enforcement official.
According to the CrimeRussia’s source, a thief-in-law Gela Kardava – one of the most influential members of the thieves’ clan of Ded Khasan, who was killed in January 2013 – is the most realistic candidate to replace Shakro Molodoy in the Russian criminal hierarchy.
In October 2013, Kardava was deported from Russia to Georgia for using fake Russian passport. The thief-in-law is denied entry to Russia for five years.
In spite of this, as the CrimeRussia’s source says, Kardava secretly makes short visits in Moscow with a view to prepare the ground for his full return to Russia, which, in accordance with the decision of the Cheremushkinsky District Court of Moscow, is possible only at the end of 2018.
Many thieves-in-law may find the candidacy of Kardava, who had long held a strong position in Ded Khasan’s clan, for the role of the first person in thieves’ hierarchy acceptable, the CrimeRussia’s source notes.
Dmitry Chanuriya, nicknamed Miron, whom Rosbalt called one of the contenders for Shakro Molodoy’s place, is not authoritative enough, although he is ready to help Kardava and receive dividends in the future.
Let us recall that Rosbalt had earlier reported about the formation of a ‘ruling coalition of crime lords’, which would reign the Russia’s underworld instead of Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) under investigation on charges of OCC creation. According to the news agency, it will include the influential thieves-in-law Lasha Shushanashvili (Lasha Rustavsky), Oleg Shishkanov (Shishkan), and Yury Pichugin (Pichuga).
The CrimeRussia’s source believes this information does not correspond to reality. According to it, the opposition of Merab Dzhangveladze (Merab Sukhumsky), for whom entrance to Russia is prohibited, vs. Tariel Oniani (Taro), soon to be released, on the one part, and Gela Kardava with Miron’s support on the other part is the most likely in the struggle for Zakhary Kalashov’s ‘throne’.
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