King of Russian Mafia ‘Grandpa Hassan’ killed by sniper in Moscow

'King of Russian Mafia' Grandpa Hassan killed in Moscow (RIA Noosti / Evgeny Biyatov)

‘King of Russian Mafia’ Grandpa Hassan killed in Moscow (RIA Noosti / Evgeny Biyatov)

One of Russia’s most notorious criminal masterminds, Mafia godfather Aslan Usoyan, also known as ‘Grandpa Hassan,’ was shot dead by a sniper rifle in central Moscow on Wednesday, police said.

Usoyan, Kurdish by nationality, was born in Tbilisi in 1937. He is considered to have been controlling most criminal gangs in Russia and neigboring countries.

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Aslan Usoyan
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