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Russian Organized Crime & Sochi: 2014 Russian Organized Crime & Sochi: 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • 2014: Russian Organized Crime 5 Years Out
    Caitlin Rice, 8 Dec 2009
    PIA2365 – Transnational Organized Crime
  • Introduction
    What?
    Current status of Russian organized crime is marked by trends towards oblast’ centers, leadership power vacuum, increasing opportunities (Olympic contracts/businesses)
    So what?
    Sochi: capital of Russian crime by 2014 Winter Games
  • Overview
    Russian Organized Crime Today
    What, where, who?
    The year 2009
    1 death (“Yaponchik”)
    1 decline (“Taro”)
    1 rise to power (“DedKhasan”)
    Legal response/involvement
  • Overview
    Sochi (Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation)
    Regional crime in Northern Caucasus
    Government corruption
    Russian-Olympic corruption (2002, 2014)
    2014: Alternate Futures
    Future of vory v zakonye?
    Profit from Sochi Winter Olympics?
    Law enforcement/rule of law?
  • Russian Organized Crime: Who?
    Аслан Усоян (Дед Хасан)
    AslanUsoyan (“DedKhasan”)
  • Russian Organized Crime: Who?
    Тариэл Ониани (Таро)
    TarielOniani (“Taro”)
  • Russian Organized Crime: Who?
    Тариэл Ониани (Таро)
    TarielOniani (“Taro”)
  • Russian Organized Crime: Who?
    Захар Калашов (Шакро-молодой)
    ZacharKalashov (“Shakromolodoi”)
  • Russian Organized Crime: Who?
    Лаша Руставский/Шушанашвили
    LashaRustavsky/Shushanashvili
    LashaShushanashvili
    AslanUsoyan
  • Russian Organized Crime: Who?
    Вячеслав Иваньков (Япончик)
    VyacheslavIvankov (“Yaponchik”)
  • 2008 – 2009
    July 2008 – Taro’s meeting on boat, arrests
    Feb 2009 – Alek “Sochi” Minalyan dead
    May 2009 – Andrei Golubev killed
    July 2008
    Feb 2009
    May 2009
  • 2009 (continued)
    28 July 2009: Yaponchik shot
    19 Sept 2009: malyava on Taro issued
    9 Oct 2009: Yaponchik dies
    “from DedKhasan”
    Yaponchik’s funeral, Moscow (13 Oct 2009)
  • Lasha
    medium business, trade, petty theft
    DedKhasan
    oil, hotels, gambling, banking, travel, vehicle sales, $ laundering
    Taro
    real estate, drugs, arms, gambling, banking, $ laundering
    Yaponchik
    Interest banking, information technology, vehicle sales, contraband
    Other
    firms protection, waste disposal, drugs, consumer goods
    Moscow, early 2009
  • Lasha
    (w/ D.Kh.’s permission)
    DedKhasan
    (+ Y’s territory)
    Other
    (?)
    Moscow, late 2009
  • Russian & Olympic corruption
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • So what?
    Sochi as capital of Russian
    organized crime in 2014?
  • Alternate Futures(under construction)
    In 2014…
    is DedKhasan the leader of the vory v zakonye?
    have the Winter Olympics brought high profits?
    international toleration of Olympics corruption?
    unification of crime gangs versus turf wars?
    Other factors
    status of conflict in Georgia/Caucasus?
    Economic situation in Eastern Europe/Eurasia?
    Russian rule of law? (i.e. life sentences for organizers)
  • Questions/Feedback