Dagestani wedding in the center of Moscow ended in the arrest of 15 people.
The guests from Caucasus were shooting from traumatic guns at the passing vehicles, among them 2 police cars, which tried to overtake the wedding procession.
Probably, according to the Dagestani tradition the wedding procession cannot be overtaken.
“They simply don’t understand that in Moscow they cannot shoot…”
From Komsomolskaya Pravda:
The real battle unfolded this Sunday in Moscow.
The wedding procession, consisting of “Lexus”, “Ferarri”, “Mercedes”, “BMW”, “Porsche Cayenne” and other expensive cars raced through Leningradsky Avenue.
The motorcade was driving fast, but when someone tried to overtake it, the window of one of the cars opened and … the traumatic gun appeared from it. Angry man shouted something and started to shoot.
One of the police cars patrolling the Leningradsky Avenue approached the motorcade and ordered it to stop. Instead of the answer – shooting!
To catch the hooligans the police needed to ask for the help of colleagues.
Fortunately, they succeeded to mobilize the riot police, who were on duty in the Red Square.
The Dagestanis were caught at the entrance to Manezhnaya Square. One of them had traumatic gun from which, according to the strong smell of the burnt gunpowder, someone was recently shooting.
- Nine cars and 15 people have been detained and taken to the “Tverskaya” police station, – told “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Andrey Galiakberov, the head of the Moscow police press service. – All of them are “run” through the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. We are checking whether the weapons are owned legally.
Our correspondent talked to a friend of the groom.
- Artur [ed: the groom] is a very well-mannered man. He is an ordinary manager. Recently he moved to his bride’s apartment in another neighborhood of Moscow. “Ferrari”, which was rented for the wedding, is not his – he owns the simple “Opel”. He is a normal person. Problems with the natives of the Caucasus who live in Moscow, start when they are visited by their relatives from the villages. Usually, we try to get rid of them as soon as possible. But how can you celebrate the wedding without them? They simply don’t understand that in Moscow they cannot shoot in the air and not let other cars overtake the wedding procession. Because of that we have these conflicts.
Police wrote administrative reports in regards of all drivers for using sound signals in the city in violation of the rules, for which they might face the fine of 100 rubles [about 3 $]. Also, there was the report related to the violation of the usage of traumatic weapons.
About 8 p.m. police released the men.
How could they get away so easily?
This incident is currently the most discussed topic in Russian forums and blogs.
Main question which concerns the Russian netizens is the unbearable lightness with which Russian police is treating the residents of Caucasus.
It’s worth to note that the hatred towards Caucasian ethnic minorities is the clear common denominator of Russian people who are otherwise split in their political and religious preferences.
As example of such attitude (expressed in relatively civilized form) I will translate the excerpt from one blog. Holder of anti-Putin and atheistic views, the author of this blog can be regarded as liberal, according to the Western standards.
We have very controversial situation.
On the one hand, Russia is quickly becoming the police state with absolutely no rights for common people, non functioning courts and absolute power of authoritative structures, especially the police.
On the other hand, we see how hooligans can shoot in major streets of this “police state” without being punished, as in the scary tales of the “wild 90′s”.
How could it happen? Why Moscow cops didn’t throw the hooligans on the ground and after that put them in jail for at least 15 days [ed: usual term for hooliganism in Russia] where they could proceed with their wedding “songs and dances”?
Let’s sort out the versions.
Are authorities afraid of human rights activists? Hahaha, they don’t give a f**k about them.
Maybe policemen feared that the experienced lawyers would defeat them in court for detaining the spirited dzhigits? That again evokes the bitter laughter; we all know what the Moscow courts really are. Thinking that they can be influenced by a speech of some skillful lawyer is super naive.
Then maybe Caucasians gave bribes for their tribesmen?
That’s getting warmer. But not really. There are many examples, when very wealthy people suffered injustice. Couldn’t they simply pay a bribe to the courts to get rid of the absurd accusations?
So, the same Makarov or Osipova either can’t give the bribe or give, but they don’t take, though their guilt is absolutely not proven. And here the guilt of Dagestanis is, on the contrary, absolutely obvious – plenty of witnesses – but they give a bribe, and everything is fine … How come?
Someone can assume the following: Makarov and Osipova are not “part of the system” and therefore nobody takes bribes from them and put them in prison without hesitation. And what about Dagestanis? Are they part of the system? Oh, come on – who the f**k needs them?
Another version: Dagestanis pay much more. Where they take money from is the complex question, obviously not related to Dagestan itself – because Dagestan is poor and has literally nothing – no industry, no natural resources. So, where is the money coming from? The universal answer is – Dagestanis are bandits, so they have a lot of money …
But then the question is – why wouldn’t the cops “undo” those Dagestanis if they have so much money? Could take them like the same Magnitsky, and torture in prison. They know how to do it. From Magnitsky they got the self-incrimination, and from Dagestanis they could get money. Especially when they got such a good reason …
What else? The absurd hypothesis – maybe the Moscow police and Moscow prosecutors are themselves from Dagestan? And they just cover their countrymen? Well, this is nonsense. We know that majority of Moscow “bosses” are Russians.
Then what? What the hell is it?
It seems to me that the “ments” simply got scared. It’s not even about the money. I am pretty sure that they didn’t pay. Simply the Dagestanis have the reputation of thugs who “will be avenged.” That’s it. And nobody wanted to mess with them.
And there is the second, more global reason. Police has degraded to such extent that they don’t actually consider the maintenance of order in the streets to be their duty. “Authorities” now don’t have duties, they only have the rights. They live from bribes and don’t care about the public opinion. Therefore, they simply didn’t want to interfere in some “Dagestani wedding”.
It’s not their problem.
It’s our problem.