Yekaterinburg: monuments to Uralmash ‘authorities’ returned to cemetery
Busts of leaders of an organized criminal community Uralmash Grigory Tsyganov, Sergey Ivannikov and Aleksander Khabarov had been taken away for renovation.
Monuments to leaders of an organized criminal community Uralmash Grigory Tsyganov, Sergey Ivannikov and Aleksander Khabarov have been returned to the Northern cemetery in Yekaterinburg, reports Znak.com. The busts of the leaders had been taken away for renovation.
The monuments are reported to have been set up in accordance with photos of the gang’s leaders in their lifetime. “Neutral expression of their faces have been replaced with more cheerful,” readers of Znak.com say. The material of the monuments have been changed, as well: they have been made of white stone instead of dark bronze. New vases with natural flowers have been put on the graves.
It was reported that the monuments had been renovated “at the request of the family.” Authors and sponsors of work are not disclosed.
Demolition of the monuments to Uralmash leaders was reported in late May. Then, new concrete site was built in the graveyard of the ‘authorities’.
The organized criminal community Uralmash became known in early 1990s, when its members started war against an organized crime group Center, a monopolist of the criminal world of Yekaterinburg. The young gang was gradually transforming into a financial and industrial group that influenced on authorities of Sverdlovsk region. In 2000, one of the organized criminal community’s leaders Aleksander Khabarov became a member of Yekaterinburg’s City Duma. In 2004, he was arrested and later died under unknown circumstances in a remand prison.