This is Mursalim Omurzakov, better known in the criminal world of the former Soviet Union as "Karyshkyr" ("Grey Wolf" in Kyrgyz)

He is the one and only Thief in Law (Russian/ex-Soviet mafia boss/Godfather) from Kyrgyzstan, who is said to control every gang in that Central Asian republic, as well as all Kyrgyz organized crime syndicates in Russia too.

For years now he has been imprisoned in Russia. It is said he has been kept at a special secret prison for mafia bigwigs, which is like a five star hotel, with a big and luxurious sauna, Olympic sized swimming pool, movie theater, as well as culinary delicacies, expensive alcohol, and even girls, prostitutes, all delivered to them there upon request. I believe it. The mob pretty much does rule Russia and the other republics today, they've infiltrated all the governments...

Omurzakov gets on well with the Kremlin, I heard about him before, that he helped recruit Kyrgyz volunteer fighters for war against Ukraine in Donbass

Among other things...

In any case, I am now reading an article from Kyrgyzstan, that he is being paroled early by the Russians, and immediately sent back to Kyrgyzstan. Where, btw, several of his important associates, who'd been in prison there too, are also being released, interestingly enough: "??????" ???????????????? ????? ????????? ???????? Gezitter.org - ????? ????????...

All this is very shortly ahead of the Presidential Election in Kyrgyzstan. In the comments to this article everyone is convinced: Moscow will use the chyornye ("black ones", as the mafia is referred to in Kyrgyzstan) to ensure their preferred candidate (current President's handpicked successor) goes through smoothly. Omurzakov's thugs wil intimidate opposition activists and their supporters. They will kill people if they have to, еhey have no problem doing that, these are cutthroats...

We talk about Russian interference in US election, hacking emails, etc. But this...

Imagine US releasing Chapo Guzman back into Mexico, in exchange for him using his cartel goons to ensure a candidate your government wants would win the Presidential Election there.

Crazy...