Malyuta Is Charged with Murder
The neo-Nazi Sergey (Malyuta) Korotkikh is charged with murder.
On August 24, 2021, the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation charged Sergey (Malyuta, Botzman) Korotkikh, a former officer of the Azov regiment, with murder committed by an organized group motivated by national hatred. Probably, this concerns the murders committed in the early 2000s. These murders were uncovered during the investigation into a brutal murder committed in April 2007. In 2007, a video appeared online that later became notoriously well-known: against the background of a flag with a swastika, the far-right beheaded a native of Dagestan Shamil Udamanov and shot a native of Central Asia at point-blank range.
The investigation requested the arrest in absentia. Korotkikh is currently in Ukraine.
In early August 2021, a police video appeared on the Internet with the famous Russian neo-Nazi Maxim (Tesak) Martsinkevich’s and Malyuta’s testifmonies against members of the organizations Russkaya Tsel (Russian Goal), the National Socialist Society (NSO), and Format 18.
In the video dated 2007, Korotkikh testified against the leaders of the NSO, among them Martsinkevich, Alexander (Shultz) Filyushkin (Shitov), Alexey (Ideolog) Akimov, Andrey (Ded) Chuenkov (Dedov). After Martsinkevich’s death in September 2020, Dedov fled to Ukraine.
Let us recall that Malyuta is a Russian native, a former citizen of Belarus, a former cadet of the KGB school (which, as Malyuta himself claimed, he did not finish). He was a member of the Russian National Unity (RNE), one of the leaders of the National Socialist Society (NSO), a friend of Tesak, and a moderator of the Format 18 forum. As the NSO was being destroyed and disbanded, Malyuta left for Belarus in early 2008.
Korotkikh was a suspect in the explosion on Manezhnaya Square at the end of December 2007. In February 2013, Korotkikh and two of his "associates" were detained in Minsk for a clash with anti-fascists, but in March the case was dismissed by the Office of the Investigative Committee for Minsk.
In 2014, Malyuta was in the Azov regiment. On December 5, 2014, President Petro Poroshenko handed him a Ukrainian passport. In 2015, Malyuta was heading the Department of Protection of Strategic Objects. It was believed that he was connected to the former Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov. The above-mentioned video with Korotkikh’s testimony appeared three weeks after Avakov’s resignation. Apparently, Korotkikh is still connected to the National Corps party, the political wing of the Azov Battalion.
In 2016, Korotkikh was suspected of being involved in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet. In August 2019, Korotkikh, along with his associate from Azov Nikita Makeev, was suspected of being involved in the attack on the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, but no charges were brought against him.
In early August 2021, Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Belarusian House in Ukraine, who had been helping political refugees from Belarus, was found hanged in Kiev. It has been speculated that Korotkikh could have had something to do with this death.