"I’m not giving in without a fight." Chechen millionaire Dzhabrailov detained downtown Moscow: update

"I’m not giving in without a fight." Chechen millionaire Dzhabrailov detained downtown Moscow: update
Umar Dzhabrailov

According to the media, the businessman was detained and taken to Kitay-gorod PD. A hooliganism case has been initiated.

Details of the high-profile incident that occurred at the Four Seasons Hotel downtown Moscow have been revealed. Umar Dzhabrailov, a businessman and a former Chechen Senator, started a random shooting in hotel room shouting: “I’m not giving in without a fight” to the policemen who arrived in time.

According to RBC sources, the cops came to the scene of the incident on a call from the hotel security guards that had reported that one of the guests in room 633 fired a gun. It was Dzhabrailov who opened the door to the law enforcers, gun in hands. When asked to put it down, the businessman replied: "I’m not giving in without a fight."

Nevertheless, Umar Dzhabrailov was detained and taken to Kitay-gorod PD where he still is.

According to some reports, Dzhabrailov took out the gun when he saw it was the cleaning lady and not a waiter who brought him dinner. The businessman was in rage; he started shooting at the ceiling and the walls, saying he wanted to see the administrators. He used a Yarygin award pistol (MP-443 Grach).

The investigators opened a criminal case under Art. 213 of the Criminal Code (Hooliganism).


Umar Dzhabrailov was a member of the Federation Council representing the Republic of Chechnya between 2004 and 2009. He was also engaged in construction and hotel business, founded Avanti, a business association. Dzhabrailov is considered one of the closest associates of Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

There have been a number of high-profile scandals around the businessman before. In 2014, he was a person of interest in a case of extortion of $2m from the family of Mikhail Kapura, a former member of the Federation Council. However, eventually only Dzhabrailov’s security guards were accused of the crime.

In 2015, news about ex-senator’s bodyguards appeared in the press quite often. They started shooting at Night Wolves bikers on Krylatskaya Street in Ostrov Fantazy elite village. To resolve the conflict, the Night Wolves leader Zaldostanov personally met Dzhabrailov. They said for the record that the incident was just a misunderstanding, and the police did not even open a criminal case.



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