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Twenty years for the Amazons. Why women are not given a life sentence?

In Rostov-on-Don 5 December 2017 was sentenced in the sensational case of a terrible gang of "Amazons" (as it was christened with a light pen of Russian journalists). The peculiarity of this gang is that the majority of its members were women. Inessa Tarverdiyeva, Victoria Tarverdiyeva, Anastasia Sinelnik and the only man defendant Sergey Sinelnik (another member of the gang Roman Podkopayev was killed during the arrest) were found guilty of committing a number of crimes. Banditry, murder, attempted murder, robbery, theft, trafficking weapons - here is a list of gang atrocities. But behind the dry lines of the court records and the titles of the articles, there is blood and tears, human lives and destroys destroyed.

The Amazon trial went on for two years, and before that another two years went by. One of the most brutal gangs in modern Russian stories acted one and a half decades. It was only possible to neutralize it in the 2013 year - and this is purely by chance. 8 September 2013 of the year. Aksay. A small town - a satellite of Rostov-on-Don. The gangsters who killed the owners of the house — a man and a woman — entered the territory of a private household, after which they took from the house what they found — three bottles of champagne and a package of chicken fillets. So cheap they valued the lives of two people.

Having enjoyed the simple booty, the criminals hurried to escape. They moved on the car "Gazelle" - and on it we stopped at a forest belt near the residential areas of Aksay. Here, a suspicious "Gazelle" and noticed a passing car private security, in which there were police Ivan Shakhova and Alexei Lagoda. Police officers demanded strangers to show documents, but the criminals opened fire to kill. Ivan Shakhova was killed on the spot, and Aleksey Lagoda, who was injured, was nevertheless able to shoot one of the criminals (as it turned out later, Roman Podkopayev, the leader and organizer of the gang, was) and injure the former woman. Soon reinforcements arrived. Police detained a wounded criminal and found a tent camp in a forest belt. There was another woman and a minor girl in the camp. Very quickly, the police found and the alleged accomplices of the gang - spouses Sinelnik, who lived in Aksay district. There was no limit to the surprise of the operatives when they learned that Sergey Sinelnik was their colleague, the inspector of the traffic police of the Aksai district of the Rostov region. Sergey and his wife Anastasia were detained. Thus began the exposure of the gang, which terrified the southern Russian regions.

Twenty years for the Amazons. Why women are not given a life sentence?

The list of crimes committed by the gang of Amazons is impressive. On the territory of the Rostov region, the gang was operating from 2008 to 2013 years. During these five years, a whole series of murders and robberies were committed. The victims of many of them were law enforcement officers, but casual victims were also killed. Already at the trial, Inessa Tarverdiyeva said that “out of hatred” policemen were killed.

7 February 2008 of the year. Aksay, Rostov region - killed Colonel of Police Mikhail Zlydnev, head of the information security department of the regional State Drug Control Agency, and his wife. They were shot in their own household, carrying out of the house two jackets and a TV tuner.

17 July 2008 of the year. Aksaysky district of the Rostov region - a car was shot on the federal highway. The Rostov citizen Alexey Sazonov who was in it was killed, and his companion Julia Vasilyeva was seriously injured - one of the few victims of the Amazons who were lucky to survive. During this attack, the gangsters took away only the women's handbag and purse.

10 March 2009 of the year. Novocherkassk, Rostov Region - the criminals broke into a residential building and shot Saiga from a carbine, then finished off with knives, two people. The booty this time was a laptop, camera, video camera, boots, sheepskin coat and jacket.

November 29 2012 of the year. Novocherkassk, Rostov region. Killed Vadim Lozhkov - the owner of the household, which tried to rob the "Amazons".

16 March 2013 of the year. Aksay, Rostov region. Nikolai Kutsekon was killed - a traffic police officer whose homeowners the criminals also tried to rob.

24 April 2013, Aksai district of the Rostov region. Andrei Yurin was killed - also a traffic police officer. Miraculously managed to save his wife and children, who closed in the house.

In 2012-2013 gangsters launched a series of attacks on police officers and private security guards. So, 9 September 2012, in Novocherkassk, the crew of the private security arrived at the alarm system in the dental clinic. Suddenly, criminals attacked the police. Both officers of the PSB were killed, a machine gun and two pistols were taken from them. 8 On April 2013, in Novocherkassk, under similar circumstances, the crew of a private security company was fired upon, having arrived at a call to a grocery store. One of the Chopovs died, the other was seriously injured.

It is not known how long the bloody orgy of the “Amazons” gang would have continued if it had not been for the exploits of the police - Ivan Shakhov and Alexei Lagoda, who then stopped suspicious people near the Gazelle. The bloody trail of the gang impressed even seasoned investigators. It turned out that Roman Podkopayev and his cohabitant Inessa Tarverdiyeva began their criminal way of being shot while they were detained back in the distant 1990s. Podkopaev and Tarverdiyeva lived in the village of Divnoye, Stavropol Territory. Roman committed the first murder even when he was a student at the Stavropol Medical Academy, where he studied as a dentist - he slaughtered his teacher from mercenary motives. The next victim was the husband of Inessa Tarverdiyeva Arzu, from whom Roman took Inessa. Podkopaev committed several more murders in Darny before the gang switched to the Rostov region. The villagers were told that they were leaving for shabashki, while they themselves went to rob and kill.

Gradually, Victoria’s daughter Tarverdiyeva and Anastasia Podkopayeva’s sister, who was married to Aksai traffic police officer Sergei Sinelnik, were drafted into criminal activity. Using his official position, a police officer could very well help a criminal gang, covering it from colleagues and timely transmitting information about the actions of law enforcement officers.

More than thirty people were killed by criminals over the many years of the gang’s existence. But perhaps the most high-profile crime in which the Amazons were accused was the murder of the Chudakovs family. This is a very scary and complicated story, the true circumstances of which are still unknown to the public.

8 June 2009 of the year on the federal highway M-4 "Don", near the village of Rassvet of Aksai district of the Rostov region, was attacked a car in which husband Dmitry Chudakov, wife Irina and two children, 11-year-old Veronika returned from rest in a sanatorium and 7-year-old Sasha. The head of the family, Dmitry Chudakov, served in the rank of lieutenant colonel as a commander of the SOBR unit in the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. The whole family of eccentric was brutally murdered. What only versions did not arise in the investigation - at first they accused the akshayanin Alexei Serenko, who spent two years in the remand prison. Then they tried to hang the Kudakovs on the notorious Tsapkov from Kuschevka, and finally they officially accused the gang of “Amazons”, although this accusation caused criticism from many people watching the process, including the mother of the murdered lieutenant colonel Valentina Chudakova. She is convinced that the real killers of his son are not the Amazons. But we will not go into the discussion of this issue, especially since in the media for the eight years that have passed since the tragedy, a large amount of material has been published.

Roman Podkopaev was killed during the arrest. Thus, the main accomplices, Inessa and Victoria Tarverdiyev, and the married couple Sinelnik, who were actively helping the criminals, were to answer for the murders committed by the gang. But the sentence imposed by 5 December surprised the public. Inessa Tarverdiyeva, who, along with the deceased Roman Podkopayev, played a key role in the gang, was sentenced to 21 year of imprisonment. Victoria Tarverdiyeva received 16 years imprisonment. Anastasia Sinelnik received 19 years of imprisonment, and Sergey Sinelnik received 20 years of imprisonment. Inessa Tarverdiyeva herself stressed that she did not intend to appeal the sentence. Only Sergey Sinelnik will file an appeal, as he found the sentence too harsh.

The society assessed the sentence imposed on Inessa Tarverdiyeva as very mild - 21 had a year of imprisonment for participating in numerous murders, moreover, Inessa carried out a number of murders personally, the victims included women and children. Now the criminal law has significantly tightened, for example, in the direction of punishment of "narcotic" crimes. Twenty years in prison can be obtained for the drug trade, but here we are still talking about dozens of murders, not to mention other crimes.

But Russian legislation is liberal in relation to women - defendants - a woman cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment, no matter how many murders she commits. In addition, there are no women's strict-security colonies, so the Tarverdiyevs and Anastasia Sinelnik will serve their sentences in the general-regime colonies. At the same time, Sergei Sinelnik, who was not personally involved in the killings and attacks, received 20 years of imprisonment in a high security colony. Is it fair to say that men and women who are equal, according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, bear different punishments for the acts they commit? Even for a small part of the bloody crimes committed by Inessa Tarverdiyeva, men would be sentenced to life imprisonment, in Soviet times - to the death penalty of execution.

The humane treatment of women who commit bloody crimes was inherited from the Soviet justice system. The use of capital punishment for women in the USSR was the absolute exception. In the entire history of Soviet justice, only a few death sentences were imposed on women. For example, 11 in August 1979 was shot by the court of Antonin Makarova - the infamous “Tonka-machine gunner”, who served as an executioner among the Nazis and personally shot at least one and a half thousand (!) Soviet citizens. In 1987, Tamara Ivanyutin was shot - a serial killer-poisoner, along with her accomplices, poisoned 13 people to death, and 9 poisoned personally Ivanyutin.

The third woman shot in the USSR was Berta Borodkina - perhaps the only one from the trio who did not deserve the death sentence. Burt Borodkin was shot in August 1983 of the year for systematic embezzlement of socialist property on a particularly large scale, which she committed as the head of the trust of restaurants and canteens in Gelendzhik. There were several other death sentences for women, but for all these sentences, the sentence was changed.

It should be noted that in a number of countries in the world women have no advantage over men in the area of ​​the appointment or non-appointment of any punishment. For example, in Ukraine, women are sentenced to life imprisonment. In Kharkiv, there is the only Kachanovsky colony in the country where women sentenced to life are kept. The living conditions of their maintenance is much milder than that of men - “for life”. Women can be sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK, USA, EU countries, not to mention most countries in Asia and Africa. Equally, there are no differences regarding the sentence of death in countries where this punishment still exists. As a rule, only pregnant women are not sentenced to death.

However, a strange situation has developed in Russia when a woman is “more equal” than a man. A criminal responsible for the death of several, or even a few dozen people, receives a period comparable to that which a man can be assigned for one or two murders. This situation contradicts both the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Many public figures, politicians, and lawyers repeatedly say and write about the fact that men and women with regard to the imposition of punishment must be equalized in rights. But the situation remains unchanged. We see her injustice even by the example of the sentence to the Amazons - the immediate killer (woman) received 21 a year of imprisonment, the accomplice (man) - 20 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony.
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  1. mitrich
    mitrich 13 December 2017 06: 47
    These ghouls live close by, but you don’t even know about it and you won’t think about it in life. And they can cut it, because you didn’t say hello first or that you have a new jacket. recourse
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 13 December 2017 07: 18
      Yeah. Can still arrange Maidan for the death penalty or life for women?
      There is another question. And what were the organs doing before they accidentally entered the gang of killers that had been operating since the 90s? belay The same applies to Kushchevka. Both here and there were "cop roofs."
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 13 December 2017 07: 34
        Why are women not given lifelong?
        yes ... why didn’t they give Vasilyeva, but ???
        1. Mestny
          Mestny 13 December 2017 09: 17
          Who about what - and lousy about the bath ...
        2. romanru4
          romanru4 13 December 2017 16: 15
          It is not supposed to be a woman according to our laws, which were written by vaginal suffering men. Women will not give back their rights to anyone.
      2. sunzhenets
        sunzhenets 13 December 2017 11: 06
        Where did the Cop Roof come from? Gaer - a gang member was in small ranks. And as for what the bodies were doing ... Have they discovered many particularly difficult ones?
    2. romanru4
      romanru4 13 December 2017 12: 16
      The article is not about this at all, but about the fact that the judge, making the agreement, is guided not so much by the defendants, but by the fact that he is in his pants, and, more precisely, between his legs. Here's an article about it. And this particular case is just an example.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 13 December 2017 06: 47
    The judicial system of Russia does not stand up to criticism
    when it comes to such crimes ...
    recently, the CHIPITA killer was sentenced to 20 years ... and this murderer has more than one ruined life behind his soul ... in general, you look at all this disgrace and think justice is a relative thing ... the one who must implement it, instead, suppresses it by condoning evil.
    Glory to GOD that when the state judicial system does not work, the verdict will be passed on the murderers by another court more just, incorruptible and uncontrollable to human stupidity ... it is a pity that this does not happen right away.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 13 December 2017 07: 36
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      The judicial system of Russia does not stand up to criticism

      surrenders to me, she does not care criticism ...
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 13 December 2017 07: 38
        surrenders to me, she does not care criticism ...

        If someone or something is isolated from criticism, then he replaces the gentlemen of GOD ... smile but he doesn’t like it ... that means the judges will have trouble.
      2. romanru4
        romanru4 13 December 2017 16: 27
        Absolutely right. In this subtle sphere, the positions of the female sex are very strong, and they do not like to give their rights back.
        And in this case, everything was played out, as if by notes. So in the pre-trial detention center experienced criminals worked with direct filing of the scouts. Roman Podkopaev, in fact, was the usual six, who hardly even took part in the killings personally. Most likely, he played a supporting role in the gang, being the henpecked of his super-rigid and powerful wife. But that is not important anymore. It’s just that the criminal world has its own immutable laws, which are strictly observed. Trackers are well aware of this and, if they are comfortable, then follow them too. The following law applies to this case - "If there is a dead person in the business - WALK ALL ON HIM!" The main thing is that this would be done by all participants in the case synchronously and artistically, both during the investigation and in court.
    2. Vard
      Vard 13 December 2017 09: 27
      Especially against the background of the time limits given for the so-called excess of the limits of necessary self-defense ...
      1. Oleg133
        Oleg133 14 December 2017 08: 30
        A person who can protect himself is dangerous for authorities for which the people do not vote. Dangerous opportunity. A real criminal never encroaches on power - he is also shorter. It is obvious
    3. Oleg133
      Oleg133 14 December 2017 08: 27
      The main enemy in the Russian Federation is a Russian who wants to change life in the country for the better. But real criminals are socially close to the authorities of the Russian Federation. The difference is only in the amount of money
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 December 2017 06: 54
    It remains only to shrug and shout loudly: "Long live the Russian court - the most humane (not for everyone) court in the world!"
    1. romanru4
      romanru4 13 December 2017 15: 54
      Just found out? Congratulations. Vagina - she and the nurse, and the policeman, and the intercessor!
      1. Oleg133
        Oleg133 14 December 2017 11: 10
        She is also a bleacher, 50% of property, alimony and children
      2. kush62
        kush62 17 December 2017 04: 24
        romanru4 December 13, 2017 16:15 ↑
        It is not supposed to be a woman according to our laws, which were written by vaginal suffering men. Women will not give back their rights to anyone.

        romanru4 December 13, 2017 15:54 ↑
        Just found out? Congratulations. Vagina - she and the nurse, and the policeman, and the intercessor!

        Star-sufferer or impotent, or girls do not give?
  4. Moore
    Moore 13 December 2017 07: 53
    I just want to quietly believe that in a year or two, the ghouls will disappear in some stinky camp corner from suddenly discovered tuberculosis.
    For the highest court (human) has not been canceled, and if the cops forgive them the murders of their comrades - this is not the cops.
    1. romanru4
      romanru4 13 December 2017 15: 56
      Not true. The ghoul of the masculine sex will die in prison, although he made only 5% of what was done by the ghoul. Upyrikha was given 21 and she will come out, as usual, on parole in half for an approximate. I have dozens of such examples.
      1. Moore
        Moore 14 December 2017 08: 16
        Examples of when police killers came out healthy by parole?
  5. Mussasi
    Mussasi 13 December 2017 08: 29
    Yes, wildness is simple. Where is it for life? They also grinned at the Norwegians. It turns out if you killed for example two, you can not stop, more than 20 years still will not give
    1. Commander
      Commander 13 December 2017 10: 22
      Nonsense write, where did you get this? A man in Russia can be sentenced to life.
      1. Mussasi
        Mussasi 13 December 2017 11: 14
        Yes it is not possible, but it is necessary to give for life for such a deliberate lawlessness. And not these ridiculous terms from 15 to 20 which in recent years have only given ...
        1. Commander
          Commander 13 December 2017 18: 46
          Life imprisonment is given regularly.
  6. BAI
    BAI 13 December 2017 10: 24
    But really, where is the constitutional equality of citizens before the law, especially since no one can be infringed on the basis of gender in their rights?
  7. Rostislav
    Rostislav 13 December 2017 10: 47
    For a premeditated murder is not a year, and bullets must be appointed. Or life, as an option, to exclude the shooting of an innocent as a result of a judicial error.
    And this statement "several years in one or two murders" is nothing but a mockery.
  8. Fudo
    Fudo 13 December 2017 13: 07
    so, in our case, children are left with only women for divorce, and the apartment is shared, respectively, also in 100% of cases. So also put on a denunciation of rape without evidence. And recently, it has been fashionable for husbands to get rid of the pedophilia denunciation to their own children based on a photo with a naked baby. And all the hysteria about pedophiles - only about men. There is no female pedophilia in Russia (and in America there is, strange, huh? - and the terms for this are given to women for 20 years). Therefore, they are offered to be neutered - only men can be neutered.

    So not a woman - a friend of man ... not at all
  9. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 13 December 2017 13: 08
    a woman cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment no matter how many murders she has committed. In addition, there are no female maximum security colonies.

    get fucked up !!!!
    at least 25 years and then 20 ....
  10. Glory1974
    Glory1974 13 December 2017 13: 51
    Many public figures, politicians, lawyers have repeatedly spoken and written about the fact that men and women regarding sentencing must be equalized, but so far the situation remains unchanged.

    It is strange that feminists are not fighting in this matter for equality with men. Although on the other hand, why do they need equal responsibility? They only need privileges
  11. Dead duck
    Dead duck 13 December 2017 14: 15
    Can it be called fair that men and women who are equal in rights, according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, bear various penalties for their acts?

    Yes ... we have enough oddities.
    You can, for example, kill people through a machine and get off with a suspended sentence. request
    ALEA IACTA EST 13 December 2017 17: 48
    There can be no humanity with respect to the perpetrators of such crimes.
  13. TOR2
    TOR2 13 December 2017 20: 28
    This is far from the only case. Probably many at the end of the 0th century there was a resonant affair of klofelinshits who sat down with men in evening electric trains and offered to pass the road for a drink. Then 5 operative episodes were able to prove XNUMX deadly episodes. And what’s the outcome - ridiculous terms. One of the investigators, with undisguised frustration, said during an interview: "it’s not at all clear why we carried out such a volume of work."
  14. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 14 December 2017 05: 26
    Well, why women are not given a tower - of course. We are humanists, but we have banned the death penalty altogether, and in some moments (at least) ahead of other humanists we are moving towards a brighter future.
    But there is a funny side. The fact is that such a decision women are classified as ... incompletely sane persons! Indeed, there are 4 categories of persons under criminal responsibility: 1) up to 14 years of age - are not subject to criminal liability; 2) up to 18 years - the maximum punishment is 10 years; 3) women and men over 65 years of age - VMN is not applied; 4) and only men from 18 to 65 years old are full-fledged as citizens and bear full responsibility. (By the way, how much is our national leader knocking there? How competent is he with this TZ?)
    At the same time, fashionable questions are constantly being raised: can a woman in the Russian Federation be the Minister of Defense? By the president? And how can she be the head of state if the Constitutional Court declared her legally non-full-but-legal !!?
    And the most important question here is: why didn’t all these female activists ever pickle in response to such a truly sexist decision of the supreme judges? Once the French suffragist said: since a woman can climb the scaffold, she can enter the Senate. Our pseudo-feminists for president at least now, but to the firing wall somehow not very.
  15. Anyone
    Anyone 14 December 2017 20: 50
    Quote: romanru4
    Vagina - she and the nurse, and the policeman, and the intercessor!

    Some ladies complain that this wonderful tool of social adaptation has undocumented side effects - through it suddenly sometimes children will be born))
  16. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 15 December 2017 05: 54
    These are the grimaces of a liberally dermocratic legal system. Here's an example, a taxi driver knocks down two people, one immediately died the second disabled person and a drunk man dragged 6 rabbits from a neighbor and a broken chainsaw (a neighbor supposedly owed him) in both cases the prosecutor demanded 2.5 years in prison. This is not fiction, it is real.
  17. 16 December 2017 08: 16
    It’s not even a matter of how long they were given to these “subhumans.” There is only one question ... What did the law enforcement agencies do on the territory of which such an animal criminal group has been operating for so many years ??? !!! guilty people ... Really there were no clues, evidence ?? And who knows: if it were not for that fateful accident, how many more people had to die in order for the police-police (or what else to call it) to start working ??
  18. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 17 December 2017 05: 02
    In the most "shitty" countries, the death penalty is the norm. subject to an adequate investigative system. Our leaves much to be desired and I am afraid that so many can pay with their lives for the dullness of the wake.
    1. freejack
      freejack 17 December 2017 05: 33
      many can pay with their lives for the dullness of the wake-ups.

      Yes, what does the trace have to do with it ??? ... They mainly know how to do their work ... But then .... trouble!
      I talked a lot with my classmate on this topic in the 90s. Several cases in the style of "A la! Vasiliev!" and that’s all ... after that I don’t want to "dig" anything, as I was given hands !!! Tables from the "affairs" are breaking, only 75% of the untouchables ...
      A plan is needed! So the local police officers come to the rescue - from whom the cellar was cleaned. Who scored a pair of geese. These are such monstrous criminals that our zones are crammed !!! sad