Blue Orchid : In Moscow, a group of pedophiles was exposed, and the roots of this gang go back to the distant “zero” years, when hundreds of teenagers were involved in the case of the “Blue Orchid” – a gang of perverts who abducted children for comfort. Pedophilia then reached the global level, and largely thanks to the efforts of the capital’s detectives, the group was defeated. But not to the end. Pedophilia is one of those crimes that are transmitted almost as easily as the notorious coronavirus.
“Blue Orchid” and its adherents
Let’s start with history. In the 1990s, immigrants from Russia created a site with child pornography “Blue Orchid” in the United States. An international group of pedophiles has put on stream the production of the so-called “strawberries” and sex tourism. Children were kidnapped, held in sexual slavery and exported cassettes with banned recordings abroad. At the beginning of the “zero” joint actions, the operatives covered the main members of the organized crime group around the world – the result of the raid was 64 criminal cases in 24 countries of the world. But it was not possible to completely “clean up” all the followers of the Blue Orchid.
According to some reports, one of the pedophiles who miraculously escaped punishment turned out to be Muscovite Andrey Trushin (he is no longer alive). In the long list of victims of the pervert was … his own nephew Rinat Nizamov (all names have been changed). The boy dared to confess the shameful fact only after the death of a lustful relative. Alas, Rinat’s childhood injuries did not go unnoticed, and he fell into the company of the same as his uncle – imitators of the members of the Blue Orchid
True, this group came out under a new “brand” and, due to its vile inclinations, even tried to legalize itself and bring its activities under a certain ideology – such as love without violence. They called themselves “boylovers” or BELs for short, and even created their own manifesto. Although, in fact, these are the same criminals, even if they are hiding behind gentle slogans.
As the investigators established, perverts met children right on the streets of Moscow (as a rule, they were guys from dysfunctional families), treated them to fast food, and then lured them into apartments under the pretext of playing a console and corrupted their victims. They discussed the details of their adventures at general meetings. And then they exchanged “zayas” (as they called children) among themselves.
The reason for the detention of “boylovers” was the first (and last) release of the program on the Internet, which the perverts intended to broadcast regularly. In 2006-2007, six BELs were captured. At that time they were from 18 to 37 years old, they all had their own nicknames (Kotik, Bulka, Master Boy, Steve, etc.) and lived an ordinary life: someone worked as a programmer, someone as an installer of plastic windows, the youngest were students. On the account of the gang, as investigators established, there were 10 teenage victims.
Rinat Nizamov (at that time he was 20 years old) was first attracted for robbery (he took away the phone from a minor). The victim first reported molestation, but then refused to testify, and Nizamov was sentenced to 2 years probation. But later in the process of investigating the “boylover case”, the investigators also established the involvement of Rinat (in the circle of pedophiles he had the nickname Goodboy) in dirty crimes. In 2008, he was sentenced under the articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Sexual intercourse with a minor” and “Indecent acts” to 4 years in a colony of a settlement.
New business good fight
Nizamov served a full sentence in the Kirov region and, in 2011, being released, he first tried to get rid of administrative restrictions. He was forbidden to leave the Moscow region, participate in children’s events, etc. But since Rinat was regularly caught trying to circumvent all these prohibitions, he remained under supervision until 2014. At liberty, Rinat even seemed to take his head: he continued his studies at the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin, got a job in an oil company on Sakhalin.
There he worked on a rotational basis and made good money – judging by his social media account, Nizyaev traveled a lot: he was in Holland, Switzerland, and Asian countries. But, as it turned out, Rinat Nizamov did not give up his old hobbies and one of the last tours ended with his arrest.
In 2017, upon his return from Thailand (he flew there with his close friend, who is a witness in the case and said that he was Rinat’s sexual partner), Nizamov was detained at Sheremetyevo Airport. And shortly before that, operatives seized Nizamov’s friends, a native of Voronezh, Vasily Kopylov, and Muscovites Boris Brekhov and Dmitry Chursin (they are now 37, 37 and 45 years old). The first one immediately confessed his sins and told the investigators about his pedophile comrades.
Several teenagers became victims of this grouping. They were corrupted in the same way. Hungry for adventures with adult men, the guys were taken with them to barbecues, then they were lured to an apartment in the Vnukovo district and seduced. Recently, all of them received from 11 to 17 years in prison, Nizamov was sentenced by the Shcherbinsky District Court of the capital to 14.5 years.
Who is to blame and what to do?
The most terrible question of this whole story is how deep will the “rotten roots” that pedophiles have given rise to grow further? According to some reports, one of the guys corrupted by Rinat has already managed to rape two teenagers. Experts recognize that children who have experienced violence and who have not been provided with qualified assistance often become criminals themselves.
A bill for a life sentence for recidivist pedophiles is about to pass. This was expressed by the chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin and many others. There are no doubts about the adequacy of the measures taken, however, reforms are clearly needed both in relation to the control of perverts and in the approach to the prevention of such tragedies.
The discussion around the sensational initiative now and then flares up with renewed vigor when it becomes known about the next high-profile monstrous crime. The murder of a 5-year-old Tajik girl Vaida by a pedophile, the murder of a 9-year-old girl in Saratov by a recidivist, the recent murder of a 9-year-old girl in Kostroma… All these tragedies could have been prevented with proper control over monsters, because all of them had previously come to the attention of law enforcement agencies. As well as Rinat Nizamov.
It is possible to stop this not only by toughening and the threat of the inevitability of the most severe punishment, but also by complex changes in the field of crime prevention and control over potential pedophiles. Cases of police negligence initiated following the example of the events in Serpukhov and Kostroma, as practice shows, do not solve the problem.
It should be about more, about fighting the causes, not the consequences, about changes at the legislative level of the activities of the supervisory services and the allocation of resources to combat the evil aimed at our children. After all, it is very difficult to recall any well-known cases of precisely the prevention of impending crimes of pedophiles.