LITTLE MOSCOW, NEW PLAYERS AT THE HELM?
By Douglas Reynolds
July 21, 2017 4:34 PM PST
It is presently at an important crossroads at home. It is developing, as bigger, more professional networks eliminate or incorporate the myriad gangs that have risen in the freewheeling days of the early Russian state, and under President Putin it confronts an administration set out upon a state-building program bigoted of the sort of open rebellion that described the mid 1990s. In any case, Russian OC remains strikingly disorganized, characterized by loose and highly entrepreneurial networks rather than disciplined hierarchies, and there are still pressures, including the effect of outside criminal infiltration and the developing benefits from drug and arms smuggling, which threaten the present status quo.
These Eurasian crime groups however, have somehow found themselves at the heart of the Los Santos, more specifically East Beach. East Beach, labelled "Little Moscow" is renowned for it's vast Eurasian presence since the mid 1990's. The latest rush of Eurasian migration gain momentum after the fall of the Iron Curtain, where a considerable number of Eastern Europeans moved to the United States to rejoin with relatives or look for better opportunities than the one's presented back home.
Little Moscow is an area in East Los Santos focused east of the "Brooklyn Blocks" area of the district. Despite the fact that Little Moscow signifies a fundamentally Russian occupation, a few other Eurasian's have come to call the district home. It is obscure where this enclave really closes as the line between the more established enclaves and consistent developments has convoluted the assumptions around the territory.
Last image of Egorov, pictured 2016.
As of recently, illicit activity surrounding Little Moscow and it's diminishing criminal enterprises have become revamped, "The dawn of a new era", so to speak. These changes have become apparent in recent months as the community in general has seen an economic boom, not to mention a reported wave of crime and murders documented by the Los Santos Police Department. Sources have revealed that the latest criminal conspiracy in regards to this surge of crime and the execution of old Russian leadership is nothing less an a coup. A coup that was spearheaded by a rumoured Vory Spokesman, Kazimir Egorov.
It is unknown exactly what Egorov's ties are to the Vor V Zakone, however alternative sources pinpoint him as the sole assailant in spearheading the movement that lead to the deaths of many prominent figures on the Little Moscow scene. Studied reports reveal that a confrontation had come to fruition between members of the Tsaryov Gang; "Grigory Isayev" & "Dan Volkov" as well as notable Vory figures. Needless to say, this confrontation didn't last long and Isayev along with Volkov soon wound up missing, presumed dead.
Since then, changes have been made in regards to the operations around Little Moscow, suggesting that new players are at the helm. More can only be revealed as time goes on...
credits @ Ledoux