Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov left the civil service "in connection with the change of course in the Ukrainian direction," said his colleague, director of the Center for Political Conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov. According to him, a month later Surkov promised to report on the reasons for his decision and future plans. This same month he will meditate. With the departure of Surkov, according to, big-hearted politics will be sorely missed by the recklessness of the 90s, which, of course, was present at Surkov. For example, he, being a senior official in the presidential administration, could easily go to the “arrow” with “thief in law No. 1” Aslan Usoyan (Ded Hassan). This story and the events that were present were described in one of the investigations prepared by the current team.

When the “war” between the mafiosi of Rudolf Oganov (Rudik) and Aslan Usoyan (Grandfather Hassan) began, the counterintelligence agents did not at first intervene in it. Who won for the FSB was not important. The main thing is that both would remain in control. As a result, both Oganov and Usoyan often talked with their curators, but they categorically refused to communicate with the police. Namely, all the “bumps” fell on them for the almost daily murders (in total, about 150 gangsters died in the war between Rudik and Grandfather Hassan). First of all, it went to the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime. In the mid-late 90s, the most experienced employees gathered in the “thieves” department of this department, who caught many influential “thieves,” even when they were small pickpockets, window-handlers and extortionists. Such memoirs did not bring “criminal generals” much pleasure. And that was also the reason why they were in no hurry to date operas.

As a result, in order to communicate with Ded Hassan, the operatives were forced to plant weapons or drugs on him, or detain him on suspicion of murder. This practice continued for a long time. In 1998, employees of the GUBOP threw a bag of ecstasy to Usoyan (nothing else was found), which caused laughter in the criminal world - "Grandfather was going to hang out at a disco." Nevertheless, this gave rise to a conversation with him. During it, Usoyan talked about the need for the coronation of a greater number of Slavs, complained about the lawlessness that young Caucasians create, stated that in order to stop this lawlessness from the USA, Jap was urgently needed to be pulled out (Ivankov was convicted in America for extortion). Also, Grandfather Hassan asked the operatives not to disperse the gatherings of "thieves in law" so that gangsters could solve his conflict with Oganov in their circle. He did not promise to end the war. But he undertook to assist in the release of the envoy of President Valentin Vlasov kidnapped by Chechen fighters (soon he really was released).

At some point, the GUBOP established contact with Usoyan, but as soon as generational change took place and young opera took the place of the guards, Grandfather Hassan again stopped contact with this department. And why should it be done if his immediate family members themselves became law enforcement officers. So, at one time, an employee Boris Pashayev worked in the capital RUBOP. He could talk for hours about two things. As a child, he climbed the snowy Georgian mountains and collected weapons left by the Nazis. And also about his cousin Uncle Aslan Usoyan, with whom he often sees. Moreover, the police specialization of Pashayev was ... the fight against "thieves in law." As a result, he caught dozens of “criminal generals,” objectionable to Grandfather Hassan, in dozens. To this end, Pashayev in his service safe kept a whole warehouse of weapons, which he threw to the "thieves." A photograph of this “opera” can now be found on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the wanted section. He is accused of raping a witness in one of the criminal cases. However, Pashayev is not particularly hiding. He lives in Georgia and works as a lawyer there.

The practice of police communication with Usoyan through detention continued for a long time. In particular, he was taken into custody in 2008, when the conflict between Grandfather Hassan and Tariel Oniani began. He was seized in Moscow on suspicion of contract murder in the Krasnodar Territory, kept in a pre-trial detention center for two days, held explanatory talks during this time, and then released. In the future, the FSB did not do anything similar with Usoyan. Moreover, with the support of counterintelligence officers, MUR officers began to show mildly sympathy for Usoyan in his war with Tarot.

Representatives of the FSB in informal conversations with representatives of explained this “love” for Usoyan by the fact that with his help important political issues can be resolved. For example, ensuring a normal criminal situation during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It got to the point that important officials come to Usoyan to consult on this issue. So, as the police, without warning the Chekists, established surveillance at one of the restaurants where Ded Hassan had meetings. Visitors were recorded on a camcorder. What was the surprise of the operatives when the Kremlin’s “gray cardinal” came to this institution, the deputy head of the presidential administration Vladislav Surkov. Later, detectives from their sources learned that this meeting, at the request of Surkov, was organized by officers of the FSB of the Russian Federation. It was during her talk about construction contracts in the Krasnodar Territory (primarily for laying roads) for the Olympic Games. Usoyan controls not only all construction companies in the Kuban, but also suppliers of materials. In fact, without his knowledge, no one in a row will normally succeed. Surkov, according to detectives, wanted other companies to take a more active part in the Olympic work, fearing that the thief in law would overwhelm the construction of the century. However, Usoyan stated that he was able to cope on his own.

What can I say, if Usoyan acted as an arbitrator in a conflict of large retired security officials. In 2008, a group of businessmen could not divide the Voskhod plant. One of the parties was FSB ex-Colonel Sergei Naumov and retired MVD Colonel Vladimir Tkachev. Their opponent, Alexander Schukin, invited Aslan Usoyan and Vyacheslav Ivankov to resolve the dispute as judges. As a result, thieves in law took part in meetings of conflicting parties in various expensive restaurants.

And when the FSB began serious friction between Office M and Office K, the clan of Grandfather Hassan became a hostage to these internal departmental squabbles. It was believed that M-shiki sympathized with him, so K-shniki in 2010 began to consistently detain Usoyan’s people at the request of the Spanish authorities. Before that, they were deprived of Russian citizenship under far-fetched pretexts. The thief in law Vladimir Tyurin and criminal businessman Leon Lann (aka Leonid Kaplun) were behind bars. However, already in 2011, the conflict in the FSB ended and the counterintelligence clan of Usoyan ceased to touch. After all, no one will chop the branch on which you sit. Usoyan was not only a valuable solver of "political issues", but also an important link in transferring money to the West.

Aslan Usoyan officially did not participate in any companies. But his son, Nodari Usoyan, was once the founder of Dionysus & Co., Meat Delicacies 2000, Full Global Leasing AirLines. The general director of the latter structure, Professor Mikhail Levitan, was shot dead by a sniper in his office on January 20, 1995. From a sniper bullet died in 2013, Grandfather Hassan himself died.

To be continued

Denis Zhirnov