In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a criminal case has been initiated against the criminal authority from Novosibirsk, Elshad Guliyev (Young), who was arrested in April 2022 for extortion. The police suspect him of occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy, for which the maximum penalty is 15 years in prison. According to law enforcement agencies, the protégé of the murdered thief in law, Lotu Guli, arrived in Kamchatka to impose tribute on local entrepreneurs and take control of large wholesale and retail bases to replenish the criminal obshchak.
The Investigation Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kamchatka Territory opened a criminal case on occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy (Article 210.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against a 26-year-old man, the press service of the police reported today. The department did not release the name of the suspect.
According to Kommersant, we are talking about the criminal authority from Novosibirsk Elshad Guliyev (Young). According to the staff of the organized crime department, he is a very influential figure in the criminal environment.
In the criminal world, Elshad Guliyev is endowed with one of the highest statuses – “tramp”.
In 2020, Molodoy received the support of perhaps the most influential thief in law in the post-Soviet space, Nadir Salifov (Lotu Guli, aka Guli Bakinsky) and came under his leadership. When the lawyer died (he was shot dead in August 2020 in the room of the five-star Alva donna exclusive hotel spa in Antalya), he began to fulfill the instructions of his successor. The latter instructed him to “unfreeze” activities in the Kamchatka Territory, which the local criminals had to curtail due to the activity of the police.
Guliyev was required to take control of large wholesale and retail bases, promising commercial firms, impose tribute on local businessmen and thus ensure the replenishment of the obshchak. On the way to Kamchatka, he took part in a gathering of thieves in the Irkutsk region, at which his highest powers were confirmed. Having completed the work, the authority returned to Novosibirsk.
In April 2022, Guliyev was detained by operatives of the Main Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kamchatka Territory and taken under escort to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The investigation, according to Kommersant’s sources, had reason to suspect him of extorting large sums from Kamchatka entrepreneurs and causing bodily harm during the conflict on the territory of the trading base in January 2022. This case was initiated at the request of local merchants, who said that a group of intruders extorted more than 12 million rubles from them for patronage, threatening reprisals in case of refusal.
The authority was charged with extortion (part 3 of article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and placed in a pre-trial detention center. Numerous attempts by the defense to secure the release of the arrested man were unsuccessful.
Subsequently, the court repeatedly extended the term of detention to the authority.
The basis for initiating a case on occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy was the materials received from the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FSB and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. According to Kommersant’s source, the materials of the investigation say that Guliyev allegedly has unquestioned authority in the criminal environment, acts as an arbitrator in resolving disputes and conflicts between various groups in Kamchatka. It was not possible to contact Elshad Guliyev’s defender; as it became known, he himself denies guilt.