The Brothers' Circle
The United States Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on international criminal organizations in 2012. It listed the names of the people who are of the most danger to the country, too.
The following people are the Brothers' Circle of the USA and are subject to the sanctions today: Zakhary Kalashnikov; Lasha and Kakhaber Shushanashvily, brothers and criminal lords; Koba Shemazashvilli, the brothers’ right-hand man; criminal lord Temuri Mirzoev (Timur Merzlovsky, Ded (Grandfather) Hasan’s nephew); criminal lord Vladimir Vagin, also known as Vagon ((freight-)Car); criminal lord Vasily Khristoforov, also known as Vasya Voskres (Resurrection); Komchibeka Kolbaev; Mr Anapiev, Mr Kasenov, and Gafur Rakhimov, Mr Kolbaev’s henchmen; criminal lord Vladislav Leontiev; Lazar Shaybazyan, Aleksandr Manuylov, and Aleksey Zaytsev, Mr Leontiev’s henchmen.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
In December 2017, the U.S. authorities have imposed sanctions against 7 thieves-in-law and 3 businessmen who, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, had provided financial and legal support to crowned thieves. Surprisingly, but the sanction list includes businessman Ruben Tatulian vehemently denying for years any ties with the criminal world. Not only Tatulian has been sanctioned, but two companies linked with him as well. The CrimeRussia performed an inquiry into foreign assets of the ‘authoritative’ businessman, his daughter’s residence in Miami, and broken agreement between him and the Sochi authorities.