“For a month, I handle business the way so that I have to drink for the next month.” ‘Thief in law’ Rashad Gyandzhinsky tells about life

“For a month, I handle business the way so that I have to drink for the next month.” ‘Thief in law’ Rashad Gyandzhinsky tells about life
Rashad Gyandzhinsky

‘Thief in law’ Rashad Gyandzhinsky tells many interesting facts about himself during the trial held in Minsk.

Trial related to a criminal case against a ‘thief in law’ Rashad Ismailov (aka Rashad Gyandzhinsky) and his 2 partners in crime (one of them is also a native of Azerbaijan, another one is a citizen of Belarus) has begun in Minsk. They are accused of using a faked document, cross-border smuggling of weapon and ammunition by a group of parties by previous concert, as well as illegal possession and transportation of drugs.

Rashad Gyandzhinsky pleads not guilty, stating that he had arrived in Minsk to have a rest and play casino.

“I never take 20 thousand when I go to the casino. I take 10 thousand I know I’d lose,” he said during the interrogation, having noted that he “had given good tips to girls.”

Besides that, Ismailov visited spa-salons, took a boat ride twice and ran no business in Minsk. In his words, before his trip to Belarus, he had a few days in Astrakhan - went fishing at the Volga. The ‘thief in law’ confessed that he had been into drinking alcohol for several years now.

“For a month, I handle business the way so that I have to drink for the next month,” the ‘thief’ said. With that, he noted he travels everywhere escorted by his guards: 4 or 6 private security officers.

“There are usually 4 of them with me: 2 with automatic rifles, and 4 with guns,” he said.

Ismailov confessed he feels uncomfortable in a remand prison, as it is not allowed to change one’s clothes too often there - what he got used to.

The CrimeRussia reported the ‘thief’ is likely to have arrived in Belarus by order of a ‘thief in law’ Guli. He had earlier performed his orders. In particular, in August, 2017, Ismailov visited Abkhazia at his request - in order to assist Niko Dgebuadze (aka Nika Gagrinsky) in repartition of spheres of influence in southern Russia and in the Caucasus with an Abkhaz ‘thief’ Raul Bartsba (aka Pyza). However, then, the rumble escalated into shooting. Pyza shot both Rashad and Nika Gagrinsky.

According to other sources, he arrived in the Republic to have it out with a ‘thief in law’ Sasha Kushner, as the latter had allegedly called him a ‘non-thief’ behind his back.

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