Rostov Internal Security Administration 'rogue cops' benefiting from thieves in law

Rostov Internal Security Administration 'rogue cops' benefiting from thieves in law
Nikolay Germashev made up a real OCG within the Rostov Internal Security Administration Photo: The CrimeRussia

The CrimeRussia continues to monitor the situation surrounding the police officers' OCC, organized within the Rostov Internal Security Administration (ISA) several years ago. Apart from the MIA ISA and ICR, the Prosecutor General's Office is also currently processing data on the policemen's organized crime community.

It is noteworthy that the federal authorities' reaction to a series of publications and television stories about the criminal activities of Chief of the MIA General Administration's Internal Security Operations and Search Division for the Rostov region Nikolay Germashev, Chief of the MIA General Administration's Criminal Investigations Administration Department for Fighting Organized Crime for the Rostov region, Police Lieutenant-Colonel Evgeny Germashev, and Deputy Police Chief for the Rostov MIA's General Administration operation, Colonel Anatoly Azarov, was a quick-trigger.

Meanwhile, active work is being carried out in Rostov to clarify all the circumstances of the of the Germashev brothers' activities, as well as those of their accomplices. According to a source in the law enforcement bodies, it turned out that Aleksey Povetkin (aka an active participant of the large Rostov organized crime group – Volki OCG – nicknamed Limon, who was detained for robbery together with the current Chief of the MIA ISA Operations and Search Division Nikolay Germashev back in 1999) has been engaged in extortion together with the current Chief of the MIA General Administration's Criminal Investigations Directorate Department for Fighting Organized Crime Evgeny Germashev for many years. We have learned that during his ‘work’ as part of the Volki OCG, Limon acted as the so-called ‘bridge’ between the group and Germashevs and collected tribute on behalf of Evgeny Germashev not only from Volki OCG, but also from other organized crime groups operating in Rostov. 

However, according to the CrimeRussia’s source, Germashev Jr. has always been close to the criminal world, providing protection to solvent thieves and crime lords. For example, Evgeny Germashev used to provide protection to thief in law David Dzhangidze (Dato Krasnodarsky); in 2013, he made possible the crowning of now-deceased thief in law Aleksey Zlakomanov, known as Lekha Zlak. As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, three coal mines in the Gukovo village, Rostov region, which had previously belonged to Zlak’s cousin, passed on to Nikolay Germashev’s father-in-law and daughter some time after the death of the thief in law.

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Lekha Zlak

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Dato Krasnodarsky

Read more about the gang of Rostov 'rogue cops' in a CrimeRussia special on May 2.

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