Nephew of Chechnya MIA Head hurt in dispute involving Vladimir Kadin’s men

Nephew of Chechnya MIA Head hurt in dispute involving Vladimir Kadin’s men
Aleksey Bukhatkin Photo: Krivoe Zerkalo

Sources attribute the incident to the redistribution of spheres of influence, which began in the wake of Vladimir Kadin’s death, who had been considered Volgograd “enforcer”.

Past weekend there was an armed clash in the Central district of Volgograd with two people – natives of the Chechen Republic – injured. According to local media, two unidentified men opened fire at the new co-owner of LOFT bar and his friend on the night of December 4 at the entrance to the popular public place. As a result, Ruslan Belaev (also known as Suleyman) received a gunshot injury to the leg and ended up in an intensive care unit. According to the preliminary data, Belaev is the nephew of Minister of the Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic Ruslan Alkhanov.

Suspect in the shooting has already been detained. Turns out it is the previously convicted Aleksey Bukhatkin, known in Volgograd as Bukatan. He is reportedly the nephew of the late criminal authority Vladimir Kadin. In 2009, Bukatan received 5 years’ probation for extortion and intentional infliction of medium-gravity harm to health. In 2011, he was sentenced to 4 years of strict regime for beating and illegal possession of firearms. Prior to this, he had also been a defendant in several criminal cases, mainly related to extortion.

It is known that Bukhatkin accompanied by another man had come to LOFT that night, spoke to Belaev and the bar director in a raised voice, and then went outside, waiting for the latter in their car.

There had been a title change at LOFT. As reported by Krivoe-Zerkalo online source, 50-percent share was officially owned by Aleksandr Serokvashchenko, while the second part was registered in the name of Angelina Rak. It was later acquired by Aleksandr’s friend, who suffered during the conflict, for 5.5 million rubles.

Sources attribute the incident to the redistribution of spheres of influence, which began after the death of Vladimir Kadin, who had been considered Volgograd “enforcer”. This version has been proven by the fact that one part to the conflict was represented by Chechnya natives, while the other – by affiliates of Kadin, who had always opposed ethnic crime groups.

Vice-President of the Volgograd Regional Boxing Federation, “enforcer” in the region, and holder of the so-called criminal common fund, Vladimir Kadin was killed in 2011 in the Fasol restaurant.

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