Aslan Usoyan

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Aslan Usoyan
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Full Name: Aslan Ûsoyan
Alias: Grandpa Hassan
Grandpa
Origin: Tiflis, Georgia, Soviet Union
Occupation: Mafia boss
Goals: Win his gang war with Tariel Oniani
Crimes: Extortion
Murder
Entering a country using false documents
Weapon smuggling
Type of Villain: Mafia King

Aslan Ûsoyan (27 February 1937 - 16 January 2013) was a Russian mafia boss and ethnic Kurdish Yazidi who was alledgedly "Russia's mafia boss" in a similar manner to Al Capone.

He was involved in extortion rackets across the former Soviet Union, including Siberia and Uzbekistan. He in fact served eight different jail sentences throughout his life for extortion.

In 2007 Ûsoyan was involved in a gang war with a Georgian mobster named Tariel Oniani and several of his top lieutenants were killed. A meeting of several major crime bosses to settle the conflict was raided by the police, but Ûsoyan was not arrested. Another mafia boss named Vyacheslav Ivankov was brought in to mediate the conflict and sided with Ûsoyan, but was shot and killed in Moscow while leaving a restaurant.

As an ethnic Kurd, Ûsoyan was accused of supplying weapons to the Kurdistan Workers' Party for their armed struggle against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

In April 2010, Ûsoyan was arrested for trying to enter Ukraine with false documents and deported back to Russia.

On 16 January 2013 he was shot in the head by a sniper and died on the way to the hospital.