Thief in law Mamuka Mikeladze dies in Moscow
A representative of the Mikeladze family thieves’ clan, famous in the criminal environment, died in Moscow at the age of 52.
The eldest son of the legendary Georgian thief in law Dzhemal Mikeladze (Arsen) died after a long illness. For many years Mamuka suffered from severe drug addiction, in connection with which his health was severely undermined, but thanks to his personal authority, he remained a prominent figure in the thieves' environment until the last days.
The son of the one, who was vetted back in 1959 and later gave “a start in life” to two dozen authoritative crime bosses, including Zachary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy) and Valery Dlugach (Globus). Arsen is known in the thieves' world not only as the firstborn his famous father and brother, often in the field of view of the media thief in law Dzhemo Mikeladze.
A whole series of historical events have become directly connected with Mamuka Mikeladze.
On September 8, 1994, after appearing in the Butyrka jail after being detained with 100 grams of poppy straw, together with other thieves in law, Mamuka became one of the organizers of the hungry riot of prisoners. The newspaper Segodnya wrote that the hunger strike started with him when Mamuka was put in a punishment cell. Then, besides Mamuka and thieves in law Bachuki and Giya Kutaissky, 4055 prisoners refused to eat, demanding better conditions. According to Kommersant, two days later the hunger strike was terminated after negotiations with the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor’s Office, however, it cost the post to the head of the jail.
Over the decades of its existence, the Mikeladze clan and Mamuka himself, in particular, have turned dozens of representatives of the criminal elite into thieves in law, many of whom still have serious weight or a certain prominence in the thieves' community. Among the "godchildren" of Mamuka Mikeladze, for example there are thieves in law Suliko Tbilissky, Giya Svan, Ahmed Shalinsky, Haji Beylagansky, Dato Pankissky and Lyokha Zlak.
It is worth noting that the Mikeladze clan has always held a hostile position against Ded Hasan. Therefore, in the last war between the clans, during which Ded Hasan himself was killed, Mamuka Mikeladze supported the clan of Tariel Oniani and Merab Dzhangveladze.