Wide expansion of criminal rules reached Irkutsk Cadet corps

Wide expansion of criminal rules reached Irkutsk Cadet corps

Students of the Cadet corps were forced to give money for a common fund; those who refused to do that – were beaten. Criminal rules have become common practice in Priangarye (Irkutsk region) in boarding facilities.

Deputy of the Irkutsk Regional Legislative Assembly Oleg Kuznetsov reported on expansion of rules of the Community of Gangsters and Prisoners (criminal organization) in Usolsk Cadet corps. He wrote a letter to regional Governor Sergey Levchenko. In his report, he describes the ideology of the criminal community, which is actively spreading among the cadets, according to IrkutskMedia.

In October 2016, the Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case over Neglect of Duty (part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code) in Usolsky Cadet corps. Some students of the boarding school were repeatedly beaten by other boys, however, management of the school did nothing about that and tried to suppress the incidents. Later, the director of the Cadet corps was fired.

Deputy Kuznetsov said these events were not just bullying, but prisoners' practice. Students of the Cadet corps were forced to give money for a common fund; those who refused to do that – were beaten. According to him, criminal rules have become common practice in other Priangarye boarding facilities.

"I’ve been to this Cadet corps and heard the terrible things that parents tell. What I wrote in the letter was quite a soft description of the situation,” - Kuznetsov said. The regional parliament has taken the issue under their control.

It is worth noting, wide expansion of the Community of Gangsters and Prisoners subculture has its roots in Trans-Baikal Territory. Law enforcement agencies have regularly denied existence of such subculture. At the same time, in early 2016, Head of the Human Rights Council Fedotov together with Lantratova reported that in a number of Russian regions the Community of Gangsters and Prisoners extorts money from teenagers, not only in orphan asylums and boarding schools, but also from children, living in families and attending regular schools. Moreover, according to the human rights activists, it was criminals, who plant ideas of criminal rules in children’s facilities. As the CrimeRussia previously reported, an enforcer of thief in law Georgy Uglava (Takha) is responsible for expansion of the criminal subculture in Trans-Baikal Territory. After his arrest, he got into difficulties, so that he ordered his assistant to raise money for the common fund.

A few days earlier, Vladimir Putin gave his promise to the government he would take measures to counter influence of the prison subculture on children.

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