One of the ethnic mafia groups, controlled by the Kremlin, has been developing in Crimea for several decades. Under the occupation, they control public catering, construction, cashing and laundering of funds, illegal international money transfers, human trafficking, including minors, and also provide funds for the Kremlin’s “people’s diplomacy” in Crimea.

The formation of a syndicate

Anatoly Mirzoyan, a Yalta KGB veteran with the rank of colonel and a client of modern Russian special services, is considered the patriarch of one of the most influential Russian criminal groups in Crimea. He became one of the important executors of the preparation of the Russian military invasion of Crimea, and through his contacts in local authorities and in the Lubyanka, for many years he has been the shadow curator of the displacement of the legitimate Ukrainian economy by the Russian shadow gang business. A well-known militant of this group was Anushavan Danielyan, considered one of the leaders of the criminal “Saylem”, which includes the current “head of Crimea” Sergey Aksenov.

The serious development of the economic structure of this mafia on the peninsula began in the first half of the 90s. The brothers Vagharshak and Hakob Melkonyan register their first companies in Yalta near the former Chekhov’s dacha “Omyur” in the building of the “Magarach” Institute [4] at 31 Kirov Street, across the street from the Yalta department of the Security Service of Ukraine, where the aforementioned Mirzoyan was a “gray cardinal” is their “work”. As the “ARC” already told, the “Magarach” institute is considered from that period as the headquarters of the “Saylem” group and of the corresponding “pro-Ukrainian lawyer” [5], [11].

Another partner of the criminal syndicate was Vladimir “Kazimirich” Sulkovsky, the head of the Department for Combating Economic Crime of the Yalta Internal Affairs Directorate. Among other things, he was known for the fact that having entered into a second marriage, he categorically did not pay alimony using his official position, and registered joint businesses with criminals for his new spouse [6].

At the same time, general economic activity began between the previously feuding “Saylem” and “Bashmaki”, since “Kazimirich”, who had “made friends” with the “Saylem”, was previously considered a “werewolf in epaulettes” from the “Bashmaki” group. To strengthen the common criminal “architecture”, a representative of the international pro-Russian ethnic mafia, “thief in law” Ashot Frolovsky [6], [7] joined the common mafia project.

It was difficult to resist the bandits with connections in the special services and the Yalta City Militia Department. Local residents talk about a series of crimes against the person, including beatings, torture, rape, done by Kazimirich and his associates, which began right in the building of the Yalta Militia Department and often continued in secret apartments with the participation of the thief Ashot Frolovsky’s cousin, Givi Oganezov. Nobody was held responsible for these acts [6]; on the contrary, “Kazimirich” Sulkovsky was expected to rise. As informed citizens say, the criminals bought him the post of secretary of the Yalta City Council for 100 thousand dollars [6].

When Sulkovsky was a policeman, representatives of this odious group, the Melkonyans, on the recommendation of Mirzoyan, were given a plot of land in the very center of the Yalta embankment, opposite the Chekhov Theater. Officially, they were allowed for a non-stationary trade from the pavilion. But with the support of the influential confidant of the Russian special services Mirzoyan, Melkonyans, represented by the firm “DJiM” [2], [3], built there a massive capital structure called “Crystal”, in which a restaurant and a night club are being opened. At the same time, public green spaces were destroyed and a part of the territory of the City Garden was built up, from which almost nothing remains after that.

Their partnership with the Kremlin-controlled “Saylem” group immediately reached a new level. From the second half of the 90s, Melkonyan began to “work closely” with a close associate of the “head of Crimea” Sergei Aksenov, Vitaly Kuvalin [1], [2]. This “Saylem” militant was, among other things, the founder of the travel agency “Bosphorus-Crimea”. This firm, paradoxically, became a joint project of the warring groups “Saylem” and “Bashmaki”. Kuvalin also, with the help of his father-in-law, the former Minister of Construction of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in those years opened a fictitious enterprise, through which he cashed out budgetary funds allocated by the Council of Ministers of the autonomy for “construction works”. Another type of “laundering” of gangster money of those years was via the accounts of the firm “Turcollections”, which scrolled funds under the guise of “sending Turkish tourists to the Crimea” [1].

Thus, since the late 90s, the Kremlin-controlled ethnic mafia group of Anatoly Mirzoyan, Vagharshak Melkonyan and Sergei Sargsyan seized the most “prestigious” areas in the criminal world on the Southern coast of Crimea – illegal international transfers of funds, cashing in criminal proceeds, trade in administrative resources of local authorities, gambling business, land and cash transactions, drugs and prostitution.

One of those responsible for drugs, by the way, was the “head of Crimea” Sergei Aksyonov, to whom, as veterans of the special services say, part of the traffic of psychotropic substances came from the Russian Federation via diplomatic mail through Russian organizations “supporting compatriots abroad”, as well as through consular offices of the Russian Federation and “representative offices of the subjects of the Russian Federation” in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

The ethnic mafia, which in fact chose the headquarters of the Yalta “Magarach” Institute and the cafe-club “Crystal”, regrouped and intensified after the prominent functionary of this brigade, Anushavan Danielyan, left Crimea for Armenia to shoot its parliament [10]. “ARC” has already reported about the residence of Danielyan’s militants in Yevpatoria, before they committed a terrorist act in Yerevan and about the nature of the connections of these persons with the future “prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea” and then a young Crimean Natalya Poklonskaya. All these events did not interfere with the gang’s ties at the highest level, since Danielyan’s friendship with President Kuchma’s son-in-law Igor Franchuk continued [12]. Also the odious hero of the crime chronicles Lev Mirimsky, who died in 2015, was the ally of this group.

The only major failure of the group was their attempt to seize Simeiz, which was “reserved” for other purposes by higher-ranking Kremlin groups. The Melkonyan brothers, who then received a significant part of the criminal income from the gaming business, “poured money into Simeiz”, with the help of which they intended to make Vladimir Sulkovsky the mayor of the village. To strengthen them, they attracted Lev Mirimsky to the project, who, apart from his heavy ties with the criminal world, was also known for his outstanding “abilities” in the “correct organization” of the electoral process. But this group was unable to overthrow the village head Martynenko, who had patrons in Moscow and the Russian special services.

Ai-Petri and Ararat

Under the Moscow patronage of the structure of Mirzoyan and his partners Melkonyans and associates, the share of the ethnic mafia in the real sector of the Yalta economy began to expand. The brothers seize the market near the Yalta cinema “Spartak” [8]. Vagharshak Melkonyan becomes the secretary of the Livadia village council [8], where he, among other things, took part in the scandalous story when, in the interests of the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Vladimir Lytvyn, a kindergarten in Oreanda was destroyed and three high-rise buildings were built, as it was already reported by “ARC” [9].

Moreover, since the beginning of the 21st century and with the approval of the Kremlin, thief-in-law Kamo Safaryan [13], an associate of the well-known criminal Ded Khasan (Aslan Usoyan), who was considered as a freelance Russian FSB employee and as a fairly close ally of the Russian President Putin.

With the support of Vagharshak Melkonyan and in agreement with the Kremlin, businessman Joseph Kazandzhyan appears in Livadia. And thus, an alliance is concluded between the Yalta and Moscow units of the ethnic mafia group, together with the influential functionary of the Russian special services with the legend of “Yalta businessman and politician” Sergei Karnaukh. As “ARC” has already reported, Karnaukh is known for participating in operations with the “gold of the Communist party” and collecting compromising evidence about vacationers, by usage the same software for monitoring, accounting and control systems for hotels, health resorts, hostels [9].

This alliance gave rise to the construction of the “Korona” clubhouse in Livadia [18], which was carried out by Iosif Kazandzhyan, together with the formal owner Igor Denga, who has been working with bandits for many years. Many well-known representatives of the underworld and politicians lived and rested in “Korona”, including the former “mayor of Yalta” Rostenko during the period when he had problems with the security forces of the invaders. In this institution, its inhabitants “became famous” for many frankly dirty stories, but the information from the “Korona” cameras has not yet been released by the Russian special services through “Crimean social activists” [9].

Also in the “Korona” project, including the invitation of Igor Denga from Alushta [19], the described ethnic criminal group entered into an “alliance” with the Ossetian ethnic criminal group of Alan Dzhangobegov, a client of the central office of the FSB of the Russian Federation. The group also strengthened relations with the Sevastopol and St. Petersburg underworld through the “Yalta Fishing Club”. This structure, which unites a common criminal element, is now, among other things, not subject to the repressive bans of the Russian FSB “border service” [42], [43], which are in effect for the rest of the inhabitants of the occupied Crimea.

The emergence of Vinnitsa businessmen Maghakyans as managers of “authoritative businessman” Oleg Izvekov, partner of Ramzan Kadyrov and of the Ukrainian Kaletnikov’s “customs clan”, who seized Yalta markets, also testified to the strengthening of the international component in the work of this ethnic group [40].

At the same time, the special interests of this ethnic mafia group, in union with the “Saylem” gang of Sergei Aksenov, were evident in Livadia. The village council of Livadia, which employed an average of up to thirty people representing three thousand inhabitants, disposed of more than 59 square kilometers of the Crimean land, while the Yalta City Council, representing 80 thousand people, controlled only 28 square kilometers.

In addition, the Livadia village council ruled the territories of the Ai-Petri mountain that were “tasty” for many, with vineyards turned into elite villages, and with protected natural boundaries from the administrative border of Yalta proper to Miskhor over the Yalta-Sevastopol highway. The market value of all these land plots, according to the most conservative estimates, was determined at $ 260 million [14].

But not all of the visiting managers paid at the market price to the “black box office”. The issue in the history of registration of elite land in the notorious elite village “Magobi-2” for Oksana Marchenko was resolved in a completely different way. The clients of the “god brother” of the Russian President, Viktor Medvedchuk, as many Yalta residents are sure, received this “gift” from their partners in the “Russian world”, namely from the described ethnic group that seized the Livadia Council.

At the same time, the described gang sought to seize land and resources at all levels. The local press even wrote that Mount Ai-Petri and its surroundings, through the efforts of the Livadia village council, “are quickly turning into Ararat”. It was reported that 58 hectares of especially valuable Livadian land in the area of Lake Chalbash were allocated to a certain “Intercom-Trading” LLC, which, in a “friendly” council, then immediately changed the purpose of the land for its commercial purposes. The beneficiaries were the investigated director of the Yalta market in “Spartak” Hakob Melkonyan, a certain G.G. Abrahamyan and Mamykina, as the wife of the village mayor [14].

The press of those years published a list of surnames for which the Livadian land was regularly and systematically allocated at the beginning of the 21st century: Abrahamyan, Amirjanyan, Arakelyan, Aroyan, Avdalyan, Edigaryan, Gabrielyan, Grigoryan, Harutyunyan, Kasyan, Kocharyan, Maryan, Melkonyan, Mkrtchan, Movsesyan, Nalbandyan, Papoyan, Sargsyan, Sarkisyan, Stepanyan, Shahinyan, Tonoyan, Yepremyan, Yeritsyan, Zakharya and others [14]. Many of these surnames are found when analyzing the structures established by former and current members of the “Saylem” and “Bashmaki” groups and their partners.

The curator of the scheme, Mirzoyan, did not forget about himself either, he is considered the owner of dozens of land plots and real estate objects, registered with false passports. This includes the “Sails” (“Parusa”) development project, for which a significant piece of land was illegally seized near the “Uzbekistan” sanatorium in the area of the road to the famous Uchan-Su waterfall.

Moreover, Mirzoyan avoided negative mention of himself in the press. When, in the wake of the Maidan in 2004, law enforcement officers began to investigate the land and criminal lawlessness in Livadia, the accused were the village head of Livadia, Anatoly Mamykin, and the functionaries of the “Uzbekistan” sanatorium. But the attempt to bring to justice the representatives of the powerful international mafia ended in nothing. On the contrary, the prominent functionary of the group, Sergei Sargsyan, got certain “order” “Cross on Blood” in the South Caucasus in 2006, which very symbolically shows the essence of the activities of this ethnic group and their allies [27].

This mafia began to plunder the Southern coast of Crimea with additional zeal. The level of the group’s capabilities is evidenced by the fact that the Melkonyans took another large plot in the very center of the Yalta embankment near the illegally erected “Kristall”. They built a restaurant there, now known as “Spices and Passions”, which is very popular with Crimean and Russian criminals. In parallel, the group took over most of the stationary and non-stationary trade in Big Yalta, took possession of dozens of small and medium-sized cafes, stalls and eateries. In addition, an ethnic mafia group on the sidelines began to be considered the “masters” of one of the most visited streets in the world – the Yalta Embankment.

During the heyday of the group, its leader in the line of special services, Colonel of the KGB of the USSR, Anatoly Mirzoyan, acquired typical legends, based on Moscow manuals. He lobbied for the title of “honorary citizen” of Yalta and began to proclaim in a narrow circle that he was allegedly the leader of the “main city force”, namely, a certain “Masonic lodge” “Club 99” allegedly organized in 1996 [16].

This fiction is almost identical to the corresponding legend developed by the Moscow curators of the former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, about which “ARC” has already written [39]. And for the connoisseurs of beauty, aspiring to Yalta, Mirzoyan developed the version that he is “an outstanding photo artist and poet” [15]. At the same time, the “chairman” of the “Club 99”, who had been preparing the Russian invasion of Crimea for many years, became the head of several firms still operating in the Ukrainian legal field. They are directly related to the barbaric development of the Crimea in the interests of the ethnic mafia studied in this article [17]. Over the years, this gang has learned to cope with the losses of its members. The shooting of a prominent functionary of the group, Walter Sargsyan, in 2010 did not lead to a loss of control over the prostitution and land machinations supervised by the murdered [20].

Pedophilia and occupation

The media suggested that Walter Sargsyan’s death could have been an echo of his long-standing conflict with former financier of Yalta Mayor Sergei Braiko Max “Mad” Kurochkin, or the result of a quarrel with the “thief in law” Kamo Safaryan mentioned in this article. However, the causes of that death were probably broader and were of national importance.

In 2009, on the eve of the presidential elections, a serious scandal erupted in Ukraine. Rector of the Kiev State Academy of Water Transport Vasily Mikhailov, a confidant of Viktor Yanukovych, was arrested along with other persons on charges of pedophilia. [21] It was reported that Ukraine has allegedly created a whole network of corresponding brothels for the “elite”. They were allegedly provided with children for molestation, including a member of the Yalta ethnic mafia group Sergei Sargsyan. Moreover, video evidence of Mikhailov’s alleged illegal activities [21], [22] was published. After the victory of the Kremlin’s protégé Yanukovych, the Mikhailov case was released on the brakes, and the rector was released from the pre-trial detention center on Children’s Day, June 1, 2012. The “pardon” is believed to have come about because some did not turn over influential clients of their anti-social business.

At the same time, accordion virtuoso Dmitry Zavadsky, who was indicatively sentenced to 13 years in prison, was detained on a similar statement. This was seen by some media as the settling of personal scores on the part of Dmitry Tabachnik, who is close to Yanukovych, who is now actively engaged in business in the temporarily occupied Crimea [21].

The murder of Walter Sarkisyan in Yalta and the detention of Dmitry Zavadsky could have aimed to divert attention from Sergei Sargsyan, as a Yalta confidant of the Russian special services, a shadow millionaire and a member of the Presidium of the Armenian Community and of the Church Council of Yalta. The backstage weight and status of this character in the ethnic group is evidenced by the fact that at one time he worked as the director of “Siberian Aluminum” LLC, and then became an adviser to the oligarch Oleg Deripaska, close to the Russian President.

Also Yalta residents say that Sergei Sargsyan regularly donated from the “black cash” of an ethnic criminal group for the needs of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in Crimea. In addition, some time after the execution of Walter Sargsyan, a militant of the “Saylem” group Anushavan Danielyan, who “worked” after leaving for Armenia as the “Prime Minister” of the “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic”, arrived in Crimea to “resolve issues”. This influential confidant of the Russian special services by 2010, among other things, changed his name [23].

If for Ukrainian politicians the “pedophile scandal” surrounded by Yanukovych was primarily an instrument of the struggle for the presidency, then in Yalta the story had a very negative resonance. Local residents, who came closer to it, expressed their grief over the fact that one of the most influential leaders of the international criminal lobby was not brought to justice and even called the inaction of law enforcement officers a betrayal of the injured children.

However, very soon such conversations in Yalta stopped. Those who were not indifferent were “lucidly explained”, with reference to the leadership of the Russian special services, to Viktor Yanukovych’s inner circle and to “thieves in law”, what could happen to those who question the official biography of “philanthropist and businessman” Sergei Sarkisyan.

However, that dirty story was periodically raised in the backstage conversations of odious personalities. The commander of the “Crimean Spring” in Yalta, a militant Vitaly Akhmetov said that “it’s not true to shake hands with Sargsyan, because he is a pedophile”. By this Akhmetov betrayed Sargsyan’s belonging to a rival group of special services and “took revenge” on them for the fact that Sargsyan “threw for money” without Akhmetov’s knowledge his fighters from the yacht club in some not very significant issue [27].

Under the occupation, the “mayor” of Simeiz, Igor Dyshlevoy, emotionally describing the “filthy Ukrainian past”, stated that he and his business partner, the pro-Russian oligarch Vasily Khmelnitsky, sometimes had to “order from above” to urgently find and bring very young girls to the dacha to President Viktor Yanukovych. Also, during the recitation of this kind of “memoirs”, Dyshleva said that among the influential “officials”, businessmen and criminals, which he knew in the occupied Crimea, there are allegedly pedophiles, whose “hobbies” he “does not support”, and that they allegedly turn to Sergei Sargsyan exactly to receive the “human goods”.

After the invasion of Russian troops into Crimea, the invaders had to react somehow to these scandals that increased social tension. Over time, they had to admit that commercial pedophilia really grew in the “Cossack schools” and “Cadet corps”, supported by Russian invaders of Crimea and advertised by the mouthpiece of the Russian military intelligence “Komsomolskaya Pravda” [24]. The junior partner of Sergei Sargsyan in this horrible business, “Yalta Cossack ataman” Anatoly Kuslivy, was “detained and convicted”. He was even called by the pro-Russian media as a long-term pedophile and drug dealer in the interests of the “Saylem” group [25], [26]. However, Kuslivy was quietly released in 2018, and it is believed in Yalta that his arrest was not pursued by the fight against pedophilia itself, but was intended to divert attention from Sergei Sargsyan.

Thus, distancing itself from this scandal, the ethnic mafia in the breeding ground of the Russian occupation has grown much more seriously than before 2014. Already in the first days of the occupation, they carried out an action intimidating the local population. Then the international criminal, militant Armen “Samvel” Martoyan blocked the airport runways in Simferopol and made a rowdy as one of the “field commanders” of the “people’s self-defense” controlled by the Kremlin.

In Yalta, Martoyan was remembered for the fact that he periodically took large sums of money “for vodka for himself and the soldiers” from the funds seized by those militants from the local population. In Simferopol, under the guise of the “Crimean spring”, Martoyan plundered the airport and several shops, but did not bear responsibility, but on the contrary was “elected” as a “deputy”. Moreover, the international ethnic criminal lobby, succeeded in getting the Ukrainian officials, for some reason removed from the international wanted list by Interpol. So he was able to cross the borders again and in 2020 shared with his accomplices on the spot the defeat bitterness of the “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” [41].

At the same time, since 2014, under the guise of the “Crimean Spring”, the patriarch of the group Anatoly Mirzoyan began to openly build up protected lands, which he did not allow himself before the occupation. Mirzoyan, along with another intelligence agent, “Father Adam” (Dmitrenko) from the Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, were considered as one of the most influential traders of land and administrative resources on the Southern coast of Crimea.

At the same time, through a member of the group, Artur Shahinyan, they learned additional “earnings” on the occupation itself. These persons have founded another international criminal group with Igor Gutsalov, Anatoly Motlokhov, Vitaly Akhmetov, Vitaly Khomenko. With the help of falsification of “documents” and “promissory notes”, they began to massively take away real estate from Ukrainian citizens who, due to persecution by the invaders, cannot visit the occupied Crimea [35]. However, by the end of 2020, their positions have weakened somewhat. This was facilitated by both the detention by the occupiers of one of the gang’s partners, Vitaly Akhmetov, and the beginning of an internal war between the groups of collaborators, the weakening of another partner, Anatoly Motlokhov. Also, in the fall of 2020, due to a general crisis in the occupation system of the Russian Federation, a number of small clients of an ethnic criminal group were deprived of their “permits” for trade on the Yalta Embankment [34].

Ethnic Mafia and “People’s Diplomacy”

The described ethnic criminal group is directly responsible for the tragedy of Crimea and has long been “working” on the side of the Russian special services against Ukraine. In Yalta, Sergei Sargsyan is called one of the owners of “Vana” LLC, which, in the conglomerate of ethnic firms, also controls public catering. As Yalta residents say, Portnov, Renat Kuzmin, Oleg Tsarev, Sergei Zavorotny, Sergei Glazyev, Sergei Shkapov, Natalya Poklonskaya, Igor Dyshlevoy, the “leadership” of the Yalta port and others regularly held business meetings in the popular cafe “EatMe”, which was part of that mafia structure. Leaders of the relevant ethnic mafia group periodically participated in those discussions.

Firm “Vana” is associated with a partnership project of the confidant of the special services Sergei Karnaukh and of the Livadia developer Iosif Kazandzhyan [28]. It is also connected with the structures of the former “mayor” of Sudak, Vladimir Serov, who was one of the performers of the Russian social experiment on the Crimean Tatars under the leadership of Boris Deich, a partner of the Donetsk “political mastodon” Efim Zvyagilskiy [28], [29].

Also, the Yalta headquarters of the ethnic mafia and the manager of the “Kristall” cafe, the “DJiM” company became a financial manager, practically supporting the activities of such structures as “public organizations” “Regional Armenian National Cultural Autonomy of the Republic of Crimea”, “Republican National-Cultural Autonomy of the Greeks of the Republic Crimea “Tavrida”” and “Regional Bulgarian National Cultural Autonomy of the Republic of Crimea by Paisiy Khilendarsky”. Exactly this company, firm “DJiM”, controlled by the ethnic mafia and apparently laundering the money earned on pedophilia, has partners with the “talking heads” of the occupiers – Ivan Shonus, Yuri Gempel and Ivan Abazher [30].

Shonus is used by the Russian special services to imitate “the Kremlin’s concern for the peoples of Crimea” and to deny the repressions against the Crimean Tatars, carried out by the Russian invaders [31]. He periodically tries to impose false pro-Russian theses about Crimea on international platforms under the guise of a “representative of the Greek diaspora”. In 2019, Shonus, on the instructions of his curators and acting specifically against the Crimean Tatars, proposed to rename Crimea to Taurida, but was criticized by representatives of competing groups of Russian special services [33].

Lyudmila Radeva from the mentioned “Bulgarian cultural autonomy”, controlled by the investigated ethnic criminal group and the Russian special services, repeatedly tried to impose the same false theses in Warsaw at OSCE conferences [32], [38]. Ivan Abazher also pretends to be a “representative of the Bulgarian diaspora” and justifies Russian crimes against humanity in Crimea. As a result, he was rightly deprived of the opportunity to visit Switzerland as part of his activities [37].

A partner of an ethnic mafia group, “deputy of the state council” Yuriy Gempel impersonates a representative of the “German diaspora” of Crimea. It was Gempel who oversaw the deletion of the word “deported” from the name of the profile structure of the “State Council of Crimea”, after which it turned into a “Committee on Interethnic Relations”. Thus, along with the growing popularity of the executioner of the Crimean Tatars Joseph Stalin in the Russian Federation, in the occupied Simferopol they made another step towards the “oblivion” of the 1944 deportation. In addition, Gempel has repeatedly performed at international venues promoting pro-Russian narratives. And quite recently it was Hempel who was entrusted by the Russian special services to oppose Ukraine and try to discredit the “Crimean Platform” initiated by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry [36].

It is noteworthy that all these gestures are made by the notorious “Greeks” “Bulgarians” and “Germans” not only at the behest of the Russian special services, but also exclusively at the expense of the ethnic mafia of a completely different nationality, which is controlled by these special services, and is described above.

This specific approach of the occupiers to the “material support of the process” once again emphasizes the fake nature of these “ethnic autonomies”. And their existence at the expense of funds received in the framework of the child trafficking and pedophilia, in general, makes it impossible to at least any assessment of their activities as “political” ones. In fact, these are structures not so much of a collaborator’s nature as of a general criminal nature, financed from the most serious crimes against the individual.

In addition, the ethnic group we investigated became one of the shadow sponsors of the “Peacemaker” (“Miritvoretz”) “Alliance”. This organization held pompous events similar to the gatherings of legalized criminals in Livadia with the participation of foreigners “released from circulation”. At these “Peace Forums” “Alliance” advertised the restoration of the Russian empire and “became famous” for attempts to create an occult entourage according to the recipes of the methodologists of the Russian special services [44]. The Alliance was advertised for a lot of money in 2014-2019, but disappeared from the information field in 2020, when “everything went wrong” for the Russian Federation.

It is clear from our investigation that the rather expensive fake “people’s diplomacy” of Kremlin puppets posing as representatives of “Crimean ethnic diasporas” is financed from the income of the Crimean branch of the international ethnic mafia, and these proceeds are collected in Crimea with the help of ordinary criminal activities. Official Kiev and third countries should take into account that attempts by “social activists” from Crimea on international platforms are not only special Kremlin operations; but at the same time they are the money laundering, related to human trafficking and pedophilia of criminal capital, under the guise of “public activities”.

Ilya Tyukin