MOSCOW, October 30 (Itar-Tass) — One of the skinheads convicted at the Moscow City Court on Tuesday, said he became aggressive towards North Caucasus natives after one of them had fatally run over his girlfriend. A jury verdict found six youngsters guilty of three attempted murders of non-Slav visitors.
Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said most of the gang members had nicknames. Yemelyan Nikolayev, 21, was also known as "Yan Lyutik," Dmitry Sudakov, 23 was "Sudak," Alexander Kichutkin, 19, was "Shareholder," and Vladimir Belyakov, 18, was "Scout."
All the crimes were motivated by hate. Sudakov, upon learning that his girlfriend had been fatally run over by a north Caucasus native, became aggressive towards non-Slavs.
On October 23, a jury found six of them guilty, and unanimously acquitted one. Under the verdict, six skinheads were sentenced to eight to 19 years in jail.
Yemelyan Nikolayev got the longest jail term - 19 years, plus two years of restricted freedom after serving the sentence, and a 5,000-rouble fine.
Alexander Kichutkin, Vladimir Belyakov and Vladimir Stepanov were sentenced to ten years in prison each.
Alexei Kiselyov and Dmitry Sudakov were sentenced to eight and 14 years, respectively.
According to the case materials, Belyakov, Stepanov, Kiselyov and Kichutkin were underage as of the moment of crimes. Kichutkin already had a conviction at the time.
In October 2009, Nikolayev, Sudakov, Belyakov and Kichutkin, armed with knives, were walking along Vvedensky Street, looking for targets to attack among persons of non-Slav appearance. A 19-year-old Armenian citizen became their victim. He was attacked near the Belyayevo subway station and died of massive blood loss.
"Feeling ethnic hate and strife toward the man, and seeking to lynch him, Nikolayev, Sudakov, Belyakov and Kichutkin attacked the victim, stabbing, kicking and punching him repeatedly," the investigators said.
They stabbed the man at least 11 times and robbed him.
In March 2010, they committed a similar crime against a native of Asia on a train between the Veshnyaki and Plyushchevo stations in Moscow. One of the skinheads sprayed Mace in his face, and then his accomplices beat up the man and stabbed him. The man died.
Another attack occurred in Akademik Artsimovich Street in April 2010. This time, a wounded foreigner managed to escape and call for help