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bydand
04-04-2014, 09:59
POLITICS
Will ‘Goblin’ Make Crimea a “Free Crime Zone”?
by MARK GALEOTTI March 07, 2014

The claims that Crimean premier Sergei Aksenov was once a gangster with the underworld nickname of ‘Goblin,’ has at once been a gift to headline-writers and also a potentially alarming portent for the peninsula’s future.Aksenov, head of the Russian Unity party, was installed as Crimea’s new premier despite his being elected to the regional parliament in 2010 with only 4% of the vote. His role appears to be the face of Russian interests in the peninsula, but he faces claims that he is also the front man for regional organized crime.He has faced such allegations before. Back in 2009, Mikhail Bakharev, first deputy chair of the Russian Society of Crimea, produced police files ostensibly naming “Sergey V. Aksyonov as an active member of organized crime group Salem, with the nickname ‘Goblin.’” Bakharev resigned from the society in protest at Aksenov’s role. In response, Aksenov denied any criminal background and launched a defamation case against his accuser, but the Appeals Court of Crime then dismissed his suit against Bakharev, claiming it had no grounds.


Full story:http://readrussia.com/2014/03/07/will-goblin-make-crimea-a-free-crime-zone/

Benedikt
04-04-2014, 11:29
and reading to the article, everything is -thought-,-alleged-,-no grounds-,-not proven-.
And according to democratic rules, one is innocent until convicted by a court of law. and so far that hasn't happened. will it ever?
one would assume not every judge is corrupt all the time or what?

bydand
04-04-2014, 11:50
and reading to the article, everything is -thought-,-alleged-,-no grounds-,-not proven-.
And according to democratic rules, one is innocent until convicted by a court of law. and so far that hasn't happened. will it ever?
one would assume not every judge is corrupt all the time or what?

Sergei Aksenov's "democracy" jailed him in 2001 on charges of terrorism, the forced overthrow of the constitutional order, and the illegal purchase of weapons.

Sergei Aksenov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

penka
04-04-2014, 12:02
Sergei Aksenov's "democracy" jailed him in 2001 on charges of terrorism, the forced overthrow of the constitutional order, and the illegal purchase of weapons.

Sergei Aksenov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Aksenov)

Are you sure, we are talking of the same Aksenov?:)

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аксёнов,_Сергей_Валерьевич

FatAndy
04-04-2014, 12:10
I guess this guy will be real ruler :)
http://top.rbc.ru/economics/04/04/2014/915700.shtml

bydand
04-04-2014, 15:15
Are you sure, we are talking of the same Aksenov?:)

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Аксёнов,_Сергей_Валерьевич

Thanks Penka, apparently not. There are different spellings in English for Аксёнов. The wiki below is the one.

With regard Aksenov was instituted criminal proceedings in Part 1 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code (violent change or overthrow the constitutional order or the seizure of state power). March 4th District Administrative Court of Kyiv satisfied the application for recognition and cancellation of illegal decisions by the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea the appointment of Sergei Aksenov as chairman of the Council of Ministers, and on March 5 Shevchenko Kiev district court decided to detain Sergei Aksenov. [12] [13]

Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking on March 3 press conference, said he believes the election of Sergei Aksenov legitimate.

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%90%D0%BA%D1%81%D1%91%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2,_%D0%A1%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%92%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%8C%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87