Major mob summit to follow latest vetting in Turkey
The thieves intend to deal with Akhtam Samarkandsky's ‘godfathers.’
Thieves in law are massing for the largest mob summit in Turkey. It is expected that at least 50 ‘gangland generals’ will take part in the event. Its central issue will be the vetting of Akhtam Samarkandsky, which took place in mid-April.
To recall, Akhtam Yakubov (real name of the thief in law) was vetted at the behest of Temuri Nemsitsveridze (Tsripa) and David Chkhikvishvili (Dato Surgutsky), which caused great discontent among many other thieves. The majority of mobs believe that the procedure was held with violations, and Akhtam Samarkand is not worthy of being a thief.
The majority of the new summit will comprise of thieves residing in Turkey. Their ‘colleagues’ from Russia and other countries will also join them. As reported by Rosbalt, Ramaz Dzneladze (Ramaz Kutaissky), Merab Bakhiya (Bakha-Bakha), Koba Akhvlediani (Koba Sukhumsky), and Roin Uglava (Matevich) have already expressed their desire to attend the meeting. Many of them participated in the largest gangster summit held in Armenia in 2015, which was organized by Shakro Molodoy, who had returned earlier from Spain. Back then, it was decided to impose a moratorium on the new vettings in order to protect the ‘family’ from random people. Those who supported the decision included Dato Surgutsky, who was the one to violate the ban. He and Tsripa were given time to “correct errors,” but they avoided answering in every way. Now the thieves’ community demands explanations from them and other participants in Akhtam’s vetting.
It was previously reported that when asked to allow a new crowning, Shakro Molodoy said “it was not time.” Vasily Khristoforov (Vasya Voskres) noted that he had personally participated in the beating of Romik Kurd, who participated in this vetting, after which he was declared “not a thief,” and his status is now in limbo. Therefore, he was not authorized to take part in the voting. In turn, Khuseyn Slepoy recalled that when Akhtam Samarkandsky was serving his 8-year sentence (other sources say 10-year, or even 17-year) in a UAE prison, he was beaten by Chechen men who tried to impose their rules on him. The so-called criminal generals Roland Gegechkori (Roland Shlyapa) and Merabi Mzarelua (Duyake) have neither aprroved of the mob summit decision. Even the members of Sukhumi clan, to whom the initiators of the vetting belong (the abovementioned thieves Bakha-Bakha, Matevich, and Koba Sukhumsky) said that they were not aware of the situation.
Dato Surgutsky and Tsripa asked influential Merab Dzhangveladze (Merab Sukhumsky) to solve this issue.
The latter began to look into the situation. In particular, he spoke with the gangsters who were serving sentences in the UAE prison with Akhtam, including Kazbek Dukuzov, who is on the international wanted list for the murder of journalist Paul Khlebnikov. All of them took a shot at Akhtam. Dukuzov said that when he was arrested and convicted in Dubai for attacking two businessmen from whom he had extorted almost $6 million, he ended up in the same prison as Samarkandsky. The latter acted as an underboss for Russian-speaking cons and claimed that he was on Kazbek’s side. At the same time, he spent all the time with Arab prisoners who controlled the situation in prison. Dukuzov did not like that. He began to confront the Arabs, which ended up in a massive fight with a stab rampage. Kazbek was seriously wounded, but nevertheless was able to win back some positions in the prison hierarchy from the Arabs. It turned out later that Samarkandsky was waging a two-front war all this time, sharing their plans with the Arabs. He was severely beaten for this and served the rest of his sentence in Arab block.
In addition, Merab Sukhumsky was reminded for what Samarkandsky had been imprisoned in the first place. He was a pimp and went to jail for killing a rival. After learning this, Dzhangveladze decided that Samarkandsky had no place in the “family,” and refused to help Dato and Tsripa.
At the same time, according to the Uzbek office of Radio Svoboda (Ozodlik), no one opposed the vetting of Akhtam, and even Shakro Molodoy personally approved it “as an exception.”
According to the publication, Akhtam was indeed an underboss in a United Arab Emirates prison. That was where he met the nephew of a Brothers’ Circle member, Gafur Rakhimov (Gafur Cherny), Ravshan Mukhiddinov aka Ravshan Zolotoy. It was with his help that he entered the thieves’ circle after moving to Turkey upon release.
The final decision regarding his fate will be made at the upcoming meeting.