Russian mafia boss killed in Sochi

While Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen is a fictional story based on the fictional Medlov organized crime familyand  a major deal that goes down in Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Olympics, there was some real business that happened late last year in the posh resort in Russia. 

To keep things in perspective for readers, I copied and pasted a part of an article off of Mafia Today that talks about a real account.  Check it out below. 

Russian mafia boss killed in Sochi October 27, 2010 by Capo · Leave a Comment – Sochi – A Russian mafia boss was shot dead on Tuesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Real estate owner Eduard “Karas” Kakosyan, 31, was gunned down near a gas station in the centre of town a month after another mafia chief and friend was shot and wounded, Interfax reported. Authorities are searching for two men in connection with the shooting, a police spokesman told AFP. Advertisement: Story continues below “The young men left the scene of the crime on a motorcycle,” the spokesman said. According to Russian media, Kakosyan’s death appears to be the latest in a series of shootings targeting mafia bosses jostling for a share of the Olympic construction windfall. Kakosyan was close to one of Russia’s top mafia bosses, Aslan Ussoyan, who was shot and wounded in central Moscow in September, Interfax reported. Ussoyan had clashed with other mafia groups over the division of a commercial empire linked to the construction of buildings for the 2014 games, the Kommersant daily reported. That empire was allegedly controlled by Zakhar Kalashov, considered the “godfather” of the Russian-Georgian mafia. Kalashov was arrested in Spain and sentenced in June to seven and a half years in prison for money laundering. Score settling in the grab for Olympic investments also accounted for the murder of yet another Sochi organised crime boss, Alik Sochinsky, who was killed last year in Moscow, according to Russian media. The future Olympic town has been transformed into a vast construction site, as workers begin erecting more than 100 structures, including a main stadium and an ice-skating ring. Source: AFP

~ by Latrivia Welch on September 21, 2011.

2 Responses to “Russian mafia boss killed in Sochi”

  1. Quick word to say we loved “Rise of the Queen”! Thanks!

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