Details of "coronation" of new thief in law, close to Brothers Circle member’s relative, revealed
Shakro Molodoy personally approved Akhtam Samarkandsky’s coronation.
The recent “coronation” of a thief in law, Akhtam (Adham/Aktan) Samarkandsky, in Istanbul hit the headlines. Firstly, because the moratorium set by Shakro Molodoy on coronation of new thieves in law has been violated, and secondly, the interests of several clans have clashed.
According to Uzbek branch of Radio Liberty (Ozodlik), a meeting was held on the initiative of thief in law, Temuri Nemsitsveridze (Tsripa), and led by David Chkhikvishvili (Dato Surgutsky). 15 thieves in law, including Roman Dzafarov (Romik Kurd), Teimuraz Churadze (Aleko), Lasha Dogonadze (Lasha Pitersky), Vladimir Dzotsenidze (Valera Kutaissky), Gocha Dzincharadze (Kursha), attended the meeting. A dozen more thieves in law were present remotely via the Internet.
Temuri Nemsitsveridze (Tsripa)
Earlier it was reported that the "coronation" of the native of Uzbekistan, Akhtam Yakubov (Akhtam Samarkandsky), caused negative reaction of many thieves in law. At the same time, with reference to a source in criminal circles, Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) personally approved the ceremony “as an exception”.
The candidacy of Akhtam Samarkandsky was supported by criminal "authorities" from Central Asia and the Caucasus. In particular, Kamchy Kolbaev (Kolya Kyrgyz) and Nadir Salifov (Guli), currently residing in the UAE, allegedly supported him as well. Even the only thief in law in Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyar Kudratillaev (Bakhti Tashkentsky), who is in opposition to Akhtam, long before the criminal gathering stated that he did not object to the appearance of a new thief in law in Uzbekistan.
Bakhti Tashkentsky (in the center)
Recall, according to Rosbalt, Shakro Molodoy in response to a request to allow a new “coronation,” said that “it was not the right time.” Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres) noted that, firstly, he personally participated in the beating of Romik Kurd who participated in this “coronation”, after which he was deprived his thief status and now is in limbo. So, he had no right to take part in the voting. Secondly, Dato Surgutsky agreed to the decision made during the meeting in Yerevan in 2015 on the suspension of new “coronations”. Recall that when Akhtam Samarkandsky was serving his 8-year term in jail (according to other sources — 10 years, or even 17 years) in the UAE prison, he was beaten by Chechens for trying to impose his own rules. The “criminal generals” Roland Gegechkori (Roland Shlyapa) and Merabi Mzarelua (Duyake) did not recognize the decision of the gathering. Even the members of the Sukhumi clan, to which the initiators of the “coronation” belong - Merab Bahiya (Baha-Baha), Roin Uglava (Matevich) and Koba Akhvlediani (Koba Sukhumsky) stated that they were not aware of what had happened.
Howevre, Ozodlik reports the opposite. Akhtam Samarkandsky’s crime career began in a prison in the United Arab Emirates, where he was held for the murder of a pimp from Uzbekistan and her bodyguard. Initially, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment, but later the punishment was replaced to 25 years in prison. As a result, he served almost 17 years of his term. In prison, Akhtam was an underboss. There, he met a nephew of Gafur Rakhimov (Gafur Cherny), a member of the Brothers Circle gang, Ravshan Mukhiddinov (Ravshan Zolotoy). Through him, he entered the thieves' community and, after his release, moved to Turkey.
Ravshan Zolotoy and Guli
Mukhiddinov himself is believed to be an influential person in the criminal world. He is also known for managing the operation of a secret transportation o thief in law Aziz Batukaev in a private plane from Bishkek to Grozny.