Ruslan Zugdidsky got into fight again. This time with Zhora Kutaissky 

Ruslan Zugdidsky got into fight again. This time with Zhora Kutaissky
Ruslan Gegechkori (Ruslan Zugdidsky)

Sulkhan Mzhaviya took part in the beating of Ded Khasan's grand-nephew.

A fight of two thieves in law – 29-year-old Ruslan Gegechkori (aka Shlyapa Mladshy or Ruslan Zugdidsky) and 38-year-old Sulkhan Mzhaviya (aka Zhora Kutaissky) broke out the other day in a prison hospital of Krasnoyarsk. It is noted that Gegechkori jumped on Mzhaviya as soon as he saw him, and began beating him with the first thing that came to hand, that is, an ashtray. The mopping-up lasted until they were separated.

The prehistory of this conflict lies in the fact that as early as in 2013, Zhora Kutaissky, whose ‘thief status’ is perceived very ambiguously by many, participated in the beating of the grand-nephew of Ded Khasan, thief in law Georgy Akoev (Giya Sverdlovsky). Let us recall that he was beaten in the Murmashinsk correctional camp (IK-16) on the order of the leader of Sukhumi thieves’ clan, Merab Sukhumsky. After bribing prison guards, a group of persons (according to some sources, Akoev was in the company of Giya Samtredsky and Otari Krasnodarsky) got in the exercise yard. Then they managed to cut off Giya Sverdlovsky’s associates and have a moment with him under the pretext of clarifying some thieves’ issues. Akoev was given a mobile phone for a conversation with Dzhangveladze, after which he was beaten. The prisoners dared to the beating of the thief in law due to the promise of another opponent of Ded Khasan’s clan, Tariel Oniani (Taro), to grant them all ‘thief status’. On the other hand, they automatically went into the enemy column of the vast thieves’ clan, which obliged every decent prisoner to deal with them accordingly. And that was exactly what Shlyapa Mladshy did.


Giya Sverdlovsky

Let us note that Gegechkori has been recently transferred to Krasnoyarsk from a Tuva correctional camp, where he had had a conflict with Chechen and Dagestani prisoners. At the beginning of the year, the hereditary thief in law (Gegechkori is the son of crime lord Roland Shlyapa) beat the Caucasians directly in the colony’s mosque. This created anger among the representatives of the Muslim community. Shlyapa Mladshy, his father, thief in law Roland Gegechkori, and other thieves from the clan, which, according to the CrimeRussia, includes Gela Kardava (Gela) and Merab Mzarelua (Duyake), started receiving threats from the natives of Chechnya and Dagestan. They were also joined by social activists, such as Deputy Chairman of the All-Russia Interethnic Youth Union Azamat Mintsaev, who said that thieves in law “have come to a wrong place with their ‘code’” and “they are to pay dearly for the massacre in the mosque” on his Facebook page.

Пострадавшие в драке кавказцы

Caucasians beaten in the Tuva colony

Other informal leaders of ethnic Muslim diasporas in Russia had also condemned the incident in the colony, and the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service also concerned itself with the occasion. At the end of February, it became known that thieves in law began to look for a mediator who could settle the conflict peacefully.

At the same time, many thieves in law have recognized this conflict as not interreligious or interethnic, but exclusively ‘interprison’. After an argument with the Caucasians, Ruslan Zugdidsky took a shot at the entire Chechen nation – and was punched to the face. Later, he and 20 associates of his went to take revenge.

It is reported that thanks to the arbitration of Marat Sukhumsky, the conflict was settled. However, the Tuva colony administration has nevertheless decided to send him to another correctional facility.



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