The Avar segment of Sagid Murtazaliev’s influence 

The Avar segment of Sagid Murtazaliev’s influence
The “gang” on the guard for interests of Sagid Murtazaliev

While Interpol is trying to "detect" the fugitive, his name has suddenly been mentioned in the context of another, no less criminal scandal. It turned out that Sagid “has left", but his "business" is still alive.

It has been almost a year since world-famous athlete and "respected" ex-Head of the Pension Fund of the Dagestan Republic Sagid Murtazaliyev was put on the international wanted list on suspicion of killing officials and financing terrorist organizations. Sources familiar with the situation said, that Murtazaliyev is obliged for his nominal freedom to a strong desire of Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to help his friend, ally, "brother" and "faithful son of Russia and a patriot." According to one version, Sagid Murtazaliyev is currently hiding out in Dubai. According to the other version, which seems unreal only at first glance, Murtazaliyev is in Chechnya under Kadyrov’s "wing". One way or another, but it has been almost a year since the person involved in the criminal cases is in "successful" hiding.

While Interpol is trying to "detect" the fugitive, his name has suddenly been mentioned in the context of another, no less criminal scandal. It turned out that Sagid “has left", but his "business" is still alive.

All the Russians were, if not shocked, but definitely outraged by an arson of a house of Kenhi village resident Ramazan Dzhalaldinov in the Sharoyskiy District of the Chechen Republic. On the eve of the Q&A press conference with Putin, Dzhalaldinov had openly criticized Ramzan Kadyrov. In his speech Dzhalaldinov accused local authorities of giving fake campaign promises and pervasive corruption. He said that in his village, where mostly ethnic Avars live, problems with housing and communal services, remaining from the time of the first Chechen campaign, haven’t still been solved. In his video he said that money for repair works had been allocated, but they did not reach locals’ houses, allegedly settling in officials’ pockets. In addition, Dzhalaldinov claimed that authorities withheld salaries of the village teachers.

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Photo: Ramazan Dzhalaldinov 

The video put the whole Chechnya on its toes. It's more than likely that, today Ramazan Dzhalaldinov curses the day when he came up with the idea to put the video on the Internet.

Soon after the video post, Dzhalaldinov started to receive threats, and he was forced to flee into neighboring Dagestan. On the night of 13 of May, ten masked people in camouflage broke into the house of the fighter for truth, where his daughter and wife were. After they beat the women, they brought them to the street, and fired the house. Then the family was brought at Dagestan border and released, without their documents. Kadyrov denied Chechen security forces’ involvement in the destruction of property, and accused the author of the message of sympathy to rebels, slander and his inadequacy.

Meanwhile, Head of the Chechen Administration, Ramzan Kadyrov’s nephew Islam Kadyrov arrived at the Sharoysky District. According to relevant information, the official didn’t manage to reach the rebellious village due to very bad condition of roads. His “pimped-out” car would be smashed on the way to the place... As a result, in addition to "extras", refuting Ramadan Dzhalaldinov’s defamatory statements, the Sharoskiy District police officers were sent to participate in the event. Under Islam Kadyrov’s guidance residents and Administration officials of Sharoy and Khimoy villages made a video, in which they claimed that Ramadan Dzhalaldinov was "repeatedly tried", he was "inadequate", "mentally ill" and did not deserve to be trusted. The story was shown on the Chechen TV channel.

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Photo: Kenhi village 

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Photo: Burnt house of Ramadan Dzhalaldinov

After the arson of the house and the involuntary video message, Kenhi village residents tried to hold a gathering. As a result, several of its members were arrested. One of the rebels was arrested for five days, and the second one unexpectedly became involved in a case on illegal possession of weapons. The village source reported, that locals were summoned by Sharoy police, and asked to tell where Ramadan Dzhalaldinov was. The locals were also asked: "Why do you support him?" On 16 of May, it was reported that the mountain village was surrounded by security forces. However, the Chechen authorities immediately refuted the information. "Lies, again," – they said.

During Kenhi village residents’ examination, it was found out that Ramadan Dzhalaldinov was hiding at the Avars in neighboring Dagestan. Some people from the village didn’t get long-awaited compensation for their houses, destroyed during floods in 2002, 2010 and 2012, descended from the mountains and settled in the Kizlyarskiy District in Dagestan, a patrimony of fugitive Sagid Murtazaliev. Here is like an "icon" or an idol there. Before coming to power in Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov had been considered as a probable candidate for governing. He enjoyed his authority among locals and was able to take most of Dagestan areas under his control. He supervised the Kizlyarskiy District, Kizlyar town, the Khasavyurtovskiy District, the Babayurtovskiy Disctrict, the Tsumadinsky Disctrict, the Tsuntinskiy Disctrict and other districts, as well as the Avar segment of Dagestan. Information about probable Murtazaliyev’s guilt put locals on their toes and made people take to the streets. Olympic champions addressed Vladimir Putin with a personal request to take the notorious criminal case under his control, noting that Murtazaliyev had done a lot for development of sports in the republic, and had actively participated in "fight against extremism ideology and terrorism" as well. Experts believe that Murtazaliyev is Ramzan Kadyrov’s tool for establishing control over Dagestan.

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The situation with Ramazan Dzhalaldinov has confirmed once again that the Kizlyarskiy District is still under Sagid Murtazaliev’s influence. There are many of his supporters, including ones having criminal nicknames and connections with the criminal circles. One of them is Anvar Gadzhimagomedov , a well-known Dagestan "authority" called "Ahmed Tsumada" and assistant of Khizri Shihsaidov, Chairman of the Dagestan People's Assembly, Secretary of the local Edinaya Rossiya Party Office. Anvar Gadzhimagomedov was personally involved in a search for fugitive Ramadan Dzhalaldinov. The detainee was appointed at the post of Shihsaidov’s assistant by a direct order of Sagid Murtazaliev in 2013.

In September 2015, Murtazaliyev tried to put some of his cronies on the deputies’ list, but not successfully. Among them, in addition to "Ahmed Tsumada", there were Head of pensions delivery service of the Karabudakhkentskiy District of the Republic of Dagestan Magomed Magomedov (Maga Zhelezka (“Iron”)), son of owners of the Arizona Mall Mirza Aliyev (Arizona), Ullubiy Hizrievich Shihsaidov and famous wrestler, Sagid Murtazaliev’s protégé Abdusalam Gadisov.

The Avar segment of Dagestan is still under control of Sagid Murtazaliev and his people. Thus, Ramadan Dzhalaldinov’s capture is a matter of time.

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