Krasnodar, 10 April – Yug Times. Andrei Faniev, deputy chair of the Krasnodar regional public organisation “Combat Veterans”, recounts of the most significant events of the criminal chronicle of the first quarter of the 20th century in Yekaterinodar. His has authored the book “Emergency Investigation” about Aleksandr Prisheltsev, head of the city’s criminal investigation department and an iconic figure for the Kuban police.
The Kuban region had always been a honeypot for criminals: the gate to sea, high rotation of seasonal labour, etc. Under the guidance of Prisheltsev, many criminal gangs responsible for dozens of murders were eliminated in 1907–1913. Then Kuban farmers and Cossacks hired seasonal labourers to help them harvest the crops, and when the labourers were paid off and were about to go home, they were chased up, invited to a tavern, made drunk and then robbed and smothered to death.
Prisheltsev, Zhuravl and other gifted criminalists that worked in Yekaterinodar equalled or even succeeded such best-known Russian detectives as Putilin or Koshko.
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