Namik Salifov avenged his brother.
On Monday, August 29, an investigator from one of the departments of the Main Investigative Committee of the ICR for Moscow separated into a separate proceeding a criminal case on the fact of a murder for hire committed by a group of persons (clauses “g”, “h”, part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code), as well as on the fact of illegal acquisition and storage of weapons (clause “a” part 3 of article 222 of the Criminal Code) in relation to Namik Salifov, a native of Georgia, and Rovshan Abbasov, who lives in Tambov. A source in law enforcement agencies told RBC about this, the information was confirmed by another source familiar with the materials of the investigation. According to the investigation, they are accomplices in the murder of crime boss Ali Heydarov (Alik Ryzhiy).
Yesterday it became known that in organizing the murder of thief in law Ali Heydarov (Albert Ryzhiy), committed last spring in Moscow, Namik Salifov, who has the same criminal status, the brother of another well-known thief in law Nadir Salifov (Lotu Guli), is officially suspected. The latter was killed six months before the death of Ryzhy in Turkey. It is worth noting that the version of fraternal revenge appeared on the very first day of the investigation, but so far it has been confirmed only by circumstantial evidence. Such, for example, as the fake passport of the detained murderer Ali Heydarov, who chose the name Taleh Namik as his “pseudonym”, which means “Namik is your destiny” in Russian.
[…] Among those accused of this crime were the natives of Azerbaijan Metleb Pasha-oglu Sultanov, who is assigned the role of a killer, the alleged organizer of the assassination attempt Namik Nariman-oglu Salifov and their likely accomplice Rovshan Abbas-oglu Abbasov. All three are also accused of illegal arms trafficking (part 3 of article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and citizen Sultanov is also charged with the use of forged documents (Article 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). […]
So far, only citizen Sultanov has managed to bring charges personally from all three. […] The alleged customer and accomplice of the murder are hiding abroad, and even their possible whereabouts have not yet been established.
Heydarov was killed in April last year at the Don-Sport Scarlet Sails fitness club on Aviatsionnaya Street in Moscow. Then a representative of the capital’s department of the Investigative Committee said that an unknown man fired several shots at Abbasov from a firearm, from which the latter died at the scene, after which the attacker fled.
Sultanov, confessing to the murder of Albert Ryzhy, said that he did it because he insulted his mother. Allegedly, this happened many years ago, when they were both under investigation in their native Azerbaijan.
The crime was preceded by serious preparation. The future killer got a Glock pistol somewhere, which does not ring on metal detectors, and rented an apartment in the Scarlet Sails residential complex on Aviation Street, where the thief in law lived with his family. Together they went to the Don-Sport fitness center, where Sultanov decided to attack. A convenient opportunity presented itself on April 12, when an armed guard who accompanied Ali Heydarov even during sports, asked his boss to wash his car. Approaching Albert Ryzhy, who was training on a treadmill, the killer fired four bullets into the back of his head.
Leaving the hall without hindrance, the killer boarded a bus on route 26, in which he exchanged jackets with one of the passengers, paying him 5,000 rubles in addition. Having reached the final stop, Sandy Street, Sultanov disappeared, leaving a pistol under the seat, where the driver found him. However, according to numerous video recordings and a phone that he did not part with, the FSB and the police department identified the killer – from the north of Moscow he went to the southeast of the city, to Lyublino, where he rented another apartment. In it he was detained.
Later, the security forces detained Matlab Sultanov, a native of Azerbaijan, who stated that the reason for the murder was a personal conflict and that he did not receive money from anyone for the crime.
RBC’s source in law enforcement agencies lists Ali Ryzhy as one of the circle of people related to crime boss Aslan Usoyan (Ded Khasan), who was killed in Moscow in 2013. It is known that there were three assassination attempts on Heydarov. In 2014, he was arrested on charges of robbery. In 2016, he received seven years in prison; in June 2020, Heydarov was released on parole.
How they hunted Red. Arrested murderer of Heydar Aliyev was taken under guardianship by Namik Salifov
Heydar Aliyev (Albert the Red)
Heydar Aliyev was shot dead on April 12, 2021 in the fitness center of the Scarlet Sails residential complex in Moscow. Arrested immediately after the execution of Aliyev, the performer Matlab Sultanov stated during interrogations that the decision to deal with the thief in law was his personal, because of some offensive words. The operatives, of course, did not believe it. And not in vain. As the source said, then the kid went around the pre-trial detention center, the meaning of which was that it was necessary to deal with Sultanov, as with the killer of a thief in law. For security reasons, he was transferred to Matrosskaya Tishina, even kept alone in a cell. However, it is clear that it will not be possible to protect Sultanov forever. But he had an intercessor. The detectives found that thief in law Namik Salifov (Guli’s brother) repeatedly called the pre-trial detention center, who persistently asked influential inmates not to do anything about Sultanov.
Having brought the information, the operatives found out that Namik was already a special person and did not hide among those close to him that the elimination of Aliyev was the work of “his hands” and this was revenge for his brother.
Loto Guli was shot in Turkey in August 2020 by a bribed person from Salifov’s entourage. The order is not officially known. However, gradually they became known and there are three of them. These are thieves in law Heydar Aliyev, Rafik Eyvazov (Rafik Massalinsky) and authoritative businessman Zaur Akhmedov. Not everyone had a reason to hate Guli and everyone made an effort to ensure that he was gone. Aliyev and Salifov were old enemies. Guli’s people cut off Rafik’s ear. Akhmedov’s brother, thief in law Rovshan Dzhaniev, was killed. It is believed that this happened at the go-ahead of Loto Guli.
Albert Ryzhiy belonged to the clan of the once thief in law No. 1 Aslan Usoyan (Ded Khasan). The war between Nadir Salifov and Ali Heydarov began at the end of 2013. Lotu Guli announced his claims to a number of markets controlled at that time by Albert Arkhangelsky Ryzhy. However, Ali Heydarov refused to share profitable objects. Several unpleasant telephone conversations took place between the thieves in law, ending in a serious conflict.
On March 17, 2014, employees of the Main Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation detained two killers with weapons in St. Petersburg, who, as it turned out, had arrived in the northern capital to eliminate Ali Heydarov. During the investigation, it was established that the mercenaries were sent by the “right hand” of Lot Guli, Ilgam Hajiyev. In early April 2014, operatives detained him in Moscow, and they had to use weapons. As a result, the “authority” was injured.
Nadir Salifov (Lotu Guli) and Ilgam Hajiyev (right)
Ilgam Hajiyev (Ilgam Bolnissky) in St. Petersburg in 2019 was sentenced in absentia to 8.5 years in prison for organizing an assassination attempt on thief in law Heydar Aliyev (Albert Ryzhiy). As a source of the Cheka-OGPU and Rucriminal.info told, Ilgam was once the closest person to the thief in law Nadir Salifov (Lot Guli). While Guli was in jail for a long time, it was Ilgam who monitored the observance of Guli’s interests in the Moscow region. After the release of Guli, Ilgam had a conflict with Nadir’s brother Namik. Guli took the side of a relative, as a result, their paths diverged. And with Namik, Ilgam became bitter enemies.
After killing Lotu Guli, Namik attempts to rule his empire.
As for Ilgam, he has recently been close to the “thieves” Merab Dzhangveladze and the recently released Tariel Oniani (Taro).
In November 2021, the clan of the latter should have officially announced the coronation of Ilgam, but instead Turkish policemen came for him. He was arrested at the request of Russia. Surrounded by Ilgam, Namik’s intrigues are seen behind what is happening.
If we return to Albert Ryzhy, then at the same time as Guli, he waged a war with thief in law Alexei Gudyna. The clarification of their relationship led to a shootout in Turkey due to the fact that Albert Ryzhiy deprived Gudyna of his thieves’ status.
In 2016, Heydarov was arrested for robbery and later sentenced in St. Petersburg to seven years. In the summer of 2020, Albert Ryzhiy was released on parole.
At the end of January 2021, Heydarov celebrated his 40th birthday on a grand scale. According to the documents, he was born on February 2, but in reality this event happened earlier. On the occasion of such a significant event, Albert gathered a lot of honored guests at a restaurant in Moscow. And in the midst of the fun, special forces soldiers in full uniform burst into the premises. A common thing for banquets (in the official language of “gatherings”) of “lawyers”. Individuals in the audience were already about to lie down on the floor and put their hands behind their heads. The spetsnaz behaved uncharacteristically. They went to the table of the hero of the day and fell on their knees in front of him, apologizing. It turned out that it was a cheerful gift from one of the guests with mummers. The hero of the day was very pleased.
And in April he was shot dead.
Malyava about Albert’s coronation
At the disposal of Rucriminal.info were the materials on the basis of which the picture of the crime was recreated. “: 04/12/21, at 14.53, information was received through the service “02” that at the address: st. Aviation d.79, building 1, in the fitness club “DON-Sport Scarlet Sails”, there was a murder. The following were immediately sent to the place: SOG ATC, SOG OMVD, PA-1731, PA-1732, GIBDD-4723, VNG 836.835. Upon arrival at the PA-2 site, it was reported: on the spot in the “fitness club” is the body of Heydarov Ali Museib Ogly 02.02.1981, homeless (citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, registration address is being established), in Moscow, living: st. Aviation 77-… (the responsible tenant is being established), has refugee status since 05/25/2020) with multiple gunshot wounds, in the head area. The prescription of death was 15 minutes, the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, the corpse was sent to the Tsaritsyno morgue.
It was established that on April 12, 21, at approximately 2:49 pm, a n / a person, located at the address: st. Aviation d.79, building 1, fired at least 4 shots from an object resembling a pistol in the area of the vital organs of Heydarov A.M.o., as a result of which the latter died on the spot. Signs of the attacker: Caucasian, 35 years old, height 180 cm, athletic build, short black hair. Wearing: black pants, black sneakers, black short sleeve t-shirt. He had a red backpack with him. Possible setting data: Oruchev Taleh Namik Ogly. ….
The MP found and seized: an object structurally similar to the Scorpion submachine gun (number destroyed) with 2 equipped magazines, 1 magazine with 20 rounds of cal. 7*65 “Browning”, 1 magazine with 15 cartridges cal. 9*19 Luger, Horley red backpack, 5 cal. 9×19 mm, made by Luger, 3 hand marks, 1 glove mark, 1 shoe sole mark, 2 mob. phone of the victim, water. victim certificate, refugee certificate.
“04/12/21, Khoroshevsky MRSO SU for the SZAO GSU of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the city of Moscow, on this fact, instituted a criminal investigation. case No. 12102450022000028 under Part 1 of Article 105, Part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. To search for the criminal on the territory of the SZAO, the activities provided for by the “Siren” plan were carried out from 15.45 to 18.50. … Measures taken: We looked at our own video surveillance cameras.
“04/12/2021 at 15:38, an incident card was received through the 02 service, from which it follows that the driver of Altrans Avtoliz Severny No. 1 LLC contacted the 112 service and reported that on 04/12/2021 at 15:30 to them at the end of the passenger compartment of bus route No. 26, on the left side by the window, a firearm, one loaded magazine and one cartridge were found behind the seat. During the survey, the driver explained that the bus route is from Novopeschanaya Street, up to 8 to the street. Picturesque, house 28. At 15:30 on this bus he arrived at the street. Novopeschanuyu d. 8. Stopping at a public transport stop, the passengers got off the bus, and then began to inspect the bus interior for forgotten things, walking along the left side of the cabin, I noticed a longitudinal metal object behind the seat by the window. He took this object with two fingers of his right hand and saw that this object looked like a black pistol, after further examination he found a separately lying cartridge, a separate magazine with loaded cartridges. After that, this fact was reported to the “112” service. Check in accordance with Art. 144-145 Code of Criminal Procedure conducts ESD Narchuk V.V. Measures taken: An inspection of the scene was made, the items seized during the inspection of the MP were sent for a comprehensive study. Video surveillance from the bus was viewed, it was found that the suspect in the murder (the murder was committed on the territory of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Shchukino district) at 15:21, while in the cabin of this bus, exchanged jackets with an unknown passenger. Then at 15:30 this passenger got off at the final stop – Peschanaya house 8 and headed towards Peschanaya street, house 3, where garbage containers were searched at the indicated address and the specified jacket was found in one of the containers, which was subsequently seized. It was not possible to identify the signs of the offender on video surveillance, due to the poor quality of video filming in the bus. The information was transferred to the squads involved in the system of a single deployment, and also brought to the attention of the ATC for the SAO and adjacent DMIAs …. “. […]
Vegetable mafia of the Salifov brothers. What is known about the younger brother of Lot Guli and who will get the thieves’ “crown”
From left to right: Namik Salifov (Bakinsky) and Nadir Salifov (Lotu Guli)
The Salifov brothers were born in the small Georgian town of Dmanisi, the former village of Bashkichet, which was founded by Russian sectarians, the Doukhobors. The large Salifov family lived rather poorly, most likely, this predetermined the life path of the brothers. Of these, only the last, Mushfig, did not become a professional criminal, although he also had problems with the law. The eldest, Nadir, who would later become known as Lotu Guli (“thieves’ heart”), stood out among the brothers with his explosive character and fearless disposition. He wanted to be a thief since high school. And Namik always followed his brother. And when Guli in Baku boldly got involved in a deadly showdown, his brother Namik tried not to yield to him in anything.
Lota Guli was called one of the most influential authorities in the territory of the former USSR. […] The main income of Salifov’s criminal business was protecting Azerbaijani wholesalers and retailers. He served as godfather to Azerbaijani communities in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine. In addition, Lotu Guli organized a network of watchers in all criminal structures in these countries – from kidnapping businessmen with subsequent extortion to car thieves and smugglers of drugs, cigarettes and counterfeit alcohol. Over the past two years, Salifov has seized control of cigarette and drug smuggling in the Odessa region.
The lawyer was a multi-millionaire with a net worth of over $1.5 billion and ran a crime family via video link, even while in prison. In total, he spent about 21 years in places not so remote. A bonus for Lotu Guli during his imprisonment was an underground casino organized by him in an Azerbaijani prison. In the evenings, in the cell of the thief in law, the prisoners gathered to play poker. Prison everyday life for an important inmate was brightened up by regularly delivered girls, including the future Miss Azerbaijan in 2006. They tried to accuse Salifov of rape, but his concubines said that they met by agreement and received $ 500 for sex. As a result, an article shameful for a crime boss was removed from him.
According to some reports, even at the age of sixteen, Namik personally shot those who tried to kill his brother, which earned Nadir’s respect for life. And when the brothers were finally caught, twenty-year-old Namik was sentenced to twenty-six years in prison, while Guli himself received fifteen years. It is known that in Azerbaijan Namik spent three years in the 10th colony and the Gobustan (covered) prison. And for some reason, he was released much earlier than his term, and already in 2001 he visited his older brother in ITK-6 in the village of Boyuk-Shor.
Guli – heart, Namik – arms and legs
And while Salifov earned his authority while in prison, he had powerful support outside. Of course, his brother Namik played an important role here. Guli’s decisions that he made in prison were valid only because everyone knew about this powerful support from the outside.
According to Prime Crime News Agency, for some time Namik lived in Spain, which was previously considered a favorite place for thieves hiding from justice. Namik Bakinsky was elevated to the status of a thief in Turkey in 2013, after which he immediately began to gain weight in the criminal world. After his move to Istanbul, Namik organized a large-scale gathering in honor of Guli’s birthday, during which three new thieves approached (the appointment of new thieves in law), and Guli himself received congratulations via Skype from behind bars
According to media reports, Namik Bakinsky came to Moscow with his representative (Fuad Rzayev, nicknamed Afo) in the midst of the fight against Rovshan Lenkoransky. And it was he who was the real leader of the organized criminal group, which was headed by Lotu Guli. Namik was her head, arms and legs, while Guli was her heart. At the same time, he never encroached on the power of his older brother, whom he sincerely respected. By his nature, Namik liked to be in the shadow of his brother, but this does not mean at all that he was his shadow.
When Lotu Guli was released, he immediately moved to Istanbul to his brother, where he was warmly received by one of the bosses of the Turkish underworld, Sedat Peker, who always then provided him with his patronage.
Nadir Salifov (Lotu Guli) and Sedat Peker (right)
But the power of Namik himself only increased after the release of Guli. And when crime boss Sari Gadzhiev arrived in Yekaterinburg last year to impose tribute on fellow countrymen, then, according to insiders, he collected money from Namik, and not from Lotu Guli.
Why the Salifov brothers were crowned
After thief in law Zakhary Kalashov, better known as Shakro Molodoy, was released from a Spanish prison in 2015, he decided to “slow down” some lawyers, including the Salifov brothers. The reason for this was the rebellion initiated by Guli.
Salifov raised it in 2005 because of his brother Mushfig, who, in the fight against Guli, law enforcement officers of Azerbaijan allegedly planted weapons. Before the riot, everything was fine in this camp – up to the point that it was possible to order from the will of prostitutes. But after its suppression, several people died, more than a hundred prisoners were charged under new articles.
However, the question not only about Guli himself, but also about Namik, has always remained debatable, since even Shakro could not ignore the growing influence of the Salifov brothers. Recently, the thieves’ world has had a hard time in general – in Russia and neighboring countries dozens of criminal cases are brought against thieves for occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy, and in Europe they are openly hunted mercilessly. In the midst of these hostile territories, Turkey for thieves is a relative island of peace.
Perhaps that is why, despite the fact that relations between the Salifovs and Shakro have always been far from ideal, they never went into open conflict with each other. And in the end, everyone recognized the Salifov brothers as legitimate thieves.
Turkey elevates Azerbaijani thieves
The underworld of Turkey is significantly different from the thieves’ world of the post-Soviet space. Turkish organized crime groups have close ties to corrupt politicians and are associated with political groups such as the nationalist organization Bozkurt (Grey Wolves). If the criminals of the former territories of the Soviet Union are held together by a pronounced international idea, then Turkish crime, on the contrary, is held together by sometimes rabid nationalism. For this very reason, a Turkish mafia boss will always prefer an Azeri Turk over Georgians, Kurds, or Slavs.
According to Turkish media, while Guli served his term and subjugated Azerbaijani criminals right from prison, his brother settled in Istanbul, where he established ties with Turkish ethnic groups. Perhaps that is why Guli got away with the death of his enemy Rovshan Lenkoransky, who was shot in a car in the prestigious Besiktash district of Istanbul. Rovshan himself was an Iranian-speaking Talysh and did not belong to the Turkic community.
Are Namik’s chances of retaining power
It was not Guli who introduced Namik to Sedat Peker, but rather the other way around. And the same Peker can act as a guarantor for Namik in the event that an encroachment on his authority begins from hostile thieves’ families. On the other hand, throwing him off the throne is also stupid – it is unlikely that Azerbaijanis in all markets of the former USSR will pay foreigners. Therefore, it is beneficial for everyone that it is an Azerbaijani who looks after the markets. The vegetable mafia in the CIS countries still remains a powerful source of income for criminals, regularly replenishing the thieves’ common fund.
Namik is an even more fitting figure than Guli himself. If he takes over the empire of his elder brother, the old order of things will largely be preserved and a new bloody war of thieves will not follow. At the same time, all the sins that were attributed to Guli (the death of Rovshan Lenkoransky, the beating of Kvezhoevich by Arman Diky) were washed away with his own blood. Therefore, Namik already, in fact, nothing can be presented.
Namik Bakinsky is practically unknown for his involvement in intrigues. Despite the fact that for a long time Namik was in the shadow of his brother, he is considered a decisive, strong-willed and courageous person. But, unlike Guli, Namik is less impulsive and prone to compromises. It is such a person who is now able to consolidate the criminal world of the post-Soviet space.