Game of politics? Vasya Voskres detained in Moscow and banned to enter Belarus

Game of politics? Vasya Voskres detained in Moscow and banned to enter Belarus
Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres)

At the start of the year, the thief in law left Russia to wait through the times of turmoil for the criminal world in Milan.⁠

One of the most influential Slavic thieves in law Vasily Khristoforov, known as Vasya Voskres, was detained by law enforcement agencies in Moscow. A notice of the Department of Civil Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Belarus about the ban on entering this country until January 13, 2021 was read to him. It was issued on the basis of the materials of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption. It is also noted that the decision was made on the basis of part 1 of Art. 30 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus On the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons (an alien may be refused entry if he violated the rules of crossing the state border).

Obviously, the ban on entry may be politically motivated. In March 2017, the head of the MIA of Russia, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, announced all Belarusian thieves in law lifelong persons non grata.

Almost simultaneously, according to information available to the sources of The CrimeRussia, Vasily Khristoforov fled Russia. After the leader of the underworld Zakhar Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) was put behind bars, and later his accomplice, thief in law Yuri Pichugin (Pichuga) was rounded up, he decided that it was not safe to stay in Russia. According to some information, the criminal is going to sit out hard times in Milan.

Notably, in late August 2017, the Directorate of Internal Affairs of the Vitebsk regional executive committee reported on the detention of Vasya Voskres's associates in the local billiard roomand their extradition from Belarus. One of the detainees was Sergei Myalkin, the second was Yuri Yanovsky, also known as Yura Tverskoy, who is internationally wanted for an attempt on an entrepreneur, as well as for the possession of firearms.

Vasya Voskres is the closest associate of Shakro Molodoy, he used to be the keeper of the common fund. Afterwards, he was one of the contenders for the title of ‘thief number one'.

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