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According to Khodorovsky, everything was much safer. He himself settled in a hotel under the surname of Churakov, but no one came to him in two days, they fed normally, they didn’t take the money. Khodorovsky managed to interview Gazzaev, he told that he called someone and settled everything.

Dynamo SPb – Iriston (Vladikavkaz).

The first match in Russia, where traces of an agreement were proved: a bribe of 1000 dollars, threats, Tolstykh during interrogations

According to Khodorovsky, everything was much safer. He himself settled in a hotel under the surname of Churakov, but no one came to him in two days, they fed normally, they didn’t take the money. Khodorovsky managed to interview Gazzaev, he told that he called someone and settled everything.

Dynamo Saint Petersburg

Gazzaev, by the way, had a difficult relationship with Tolstoy - since the time of the Moscow Dynamo. In the 90s, he was the general director, and then the president of the Moscow club. When Dynamo in European competitions burned out Aintracht 0: 6, Gazzaev resigned, and Tolstoy not only did not try to dissuade him, but also invited the players to support the dismissal of the coach. As a result, he returned to Alania, but was actually a curator of all Ossetian football - including Iriston with Avtodor.

Valery Gazzaev

Dynamo was lucky - he was left in the PFL, simply transferred to the Center zone. Rubin worked for another year as the head coach in the poor team, Churakov switched to an amateur level (but later returned to Turse).

Olympus-II Division FNL

Iriston also did not suffer for a long time: in 1998, the team returned to the second league (including thanks to its enlargement), though she did not stay there for long-fell apart in 2001.

Nikolai Tolstykh

Editor's note: This text was published in March 2020, but is very relevant now.

St. Petersburg Dynamo and Vladikavkaz Iriston played.

May 27, 1996, regular game of the West zone of the second division. Almost the main poor man and outsider Dynamo St. Petersburg hosted Iriston Vladikavkaz. Usually no one remembers such matches, but this one is forever stuck in the history of our football.

That's how it was.

A bribe to the captain is seven times more than a month's salary, a pregnant wife dissuaded him from handing over the game

It is necessary to understand in what state the teams approached the match. Vladikavkaz fought for something only in the first season after leaving the amateurs, then – the bottom of the table, but a very young squad: in the 1996 season, only four players over 23 years old played (and even then quite a bit). But the leadership wanted more – perhaps even compete for entry into the First Division, especially since there was money in Ossetia (Avtodor also played in the Second League, and Alania Valery Gazzaeva lit up in the tower).

Dynamo in 1995 was hooked on leaving the zone in the third league. Despite the lack of money, the Petersburgers went upstairs (this is not accepted now, but then everyone took risks), although they understood that they would be clear outsiders. And so it happened – by the match with Iriston (this is only the 12th round), Dynamo was in a confident last place, where it ended the season.

“It was impossible to call us otherwise than a team of homeless people: the player’s salary is $ 150, and we didn’t see that money,” recalled the then Dynamo captain Nikolai Churakov, the protagonist of what happened, in an interview with Soviet Sport. “What can I say: in Nazran that year, the players were given 10 rubles for lunch and dinner, which was enough for a couple of bags of seeds.”

The calendar in the second league was planned by doubles: two matches at home, two – away with neighboring clubs. It was believed that this helps to save money on flights or travel. Before Dynamo, Iriston dropped in on a visit to Gatchina (now such a club does not exist) and burned down 2:5.

Before that, Nikolay Churakov played for a couple of years just in Gatchina, and in 1996 he planned a wedding, his wife was five months pregnant. Considering that Dynamo was not paid, the money was very necessary. A week before the game, St. Petersburg's coach Mark Rubin (Vladislav Radimov's first coach) received a call from Gatchina administrator Sergei Ryabov, insistently asking for the captain's phone number. “I asked: “Why do you need it?” Rubin said. “He explained that Churakov allegedly did not turn in the form.”

Rubin believed and gave Churakov's number, but it was no longer Ryabov who called him.The day before the game, the home phone crackled: I'm from Iriston, we should meet, I can arrange a transfer to a foreign club. It was the head of the Vladikavkaz team, Kazbek Lazarov.

“The caller did not speak directly about bribery on the phone, but the thought crept into my mind right away,” said Churakov. – Painfully, this comrade was looking for me persistently: later my mother-in-law and wife told me that he called several times, only I was not at home. And benefactors are not announced just like that: I was not such a bright player.” Lazarov even stopped by the Dynamo cap at home – he could not be caught, and his wife listened to the offer, but tried to dissuade Nikolai from handing over the game.

We agreed on a meeting in the cafe Swabsky Domik, not far from Churakov's house. He nevertheless went to the meeting: later he explained that he had hoped a little for going abroad, and you need to grab on to such chances. But everything turned out to be much easier. Two representatives of Iriston sat down at his table and bluntly stated: we give a thousand dollars (with a salary of $ 150 at Dynamo, which has not yet been paid), and you remove your legs and don’t really try. If you agree with a couple of teammates, we will add more. Churakov refused:

“At that moment, I clearly understood: you can’t take it. Years later, I remembered, thought, maybe I should have taken it. After all, many then took. They were offered not only to teams as poor as Dynamo, but also to those that lost their tournament motivation by the middle of the season. Yes, in those years, in general, almost every season in the second, first leagues they painted who should go upstairs. I didn’t see it myself, but the guys from other teams told me. Heroism? Yes, what's this about? I just couldn't do it, and that's it. I didn’t want to make a deal with my own conscience, and then shake all my life – suddenly someone finds out – too. Not everyone, by the way, understood my act, someone said: “Fool”, but many supported.”

Representatives of Iriston did not back down, went out to confer, made a new proposal and again heard no. According to Churakov, in response, Lazarov said: “I didn’t take it in vain, we will find someone to give it to, the game will still be ours.” This ended the meeting.

Sports.ru managed to trace the path of Kazbek Lazarov in football. He did not finish with him after this story, but continued to work as an agent. In 2012, the RFU deprived Lazarov of his agency license. We did not find any status recovery messages.

Alania goalkeeper Rostislav Soldatenko called him his agent. “He called after the match, offered to meet. He said that he liked my game, and he would try to help, because he had to leave here, since there is no big football in the republic and it is unlikely to be soon, – Soldatenko said in an interview with the club's official website. – First, he sent me with the South Ossetian team to the World Championship among unrecognized states in Ostersund, Sweden. After that, he proposed an option with the Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik.

In the media, Lazarov also presented himself as an agent of midfielder Abdulla Abatsiev.The day before the game, the home phone crackled: I'm from Iriston, we should meet, I can arrange a transfer to a foreign club. It was the head of the Vladikavkaz team, Kazbek Lazarov.

“The caller did not speak directly about bribery on the phone, but the thought crept into my mind right away,” said Churakov. – Painfully, this comrade was looking for me persistently: later my mother-in-law and wife told me that he called several times, only I was not at home. And benefactors are not announced just like that: I was not such a bright player.” Lazarov even stopped by the Dynamo cap at home – he could not be caught, and his wife listened to the offer, but tried to dissuade Nikolai from handing over the game.

We agreed on a meeting in the cafe Swabsky Domik, not far from Churakov's house. He nevertheless went to the meeting: later he explained that he had hoped a little for going abroad, and you need to grab on to such chances. But everything turned out to be much easier. Two representatives of Iriston sat down at his table and bluntly stated: we give a thousand dollars (with a salary of $ 150 at Dynamo, which has not yet been paid), and you remove your legs and don’t really try. If you agree with a couple of teammates, we will add more. Churakov refused:

“At that moment, I clearly understood: you can’t take it. Years later, I remembered, thought, maybe I should have taken it. After all, many then took. They were offered not only to teams as poor as Dynamo, but also to those that lost their tournament motivation by the middle of the season. Yes, in those years, in general, almost every season in the second, first leagues they painted who should go upstairs. I didn’t see it myself, but the guys from other teams told me. Heroism? Yes, what's this about? I just couldn't do it, and that's it. I didn’t want to make a deal with my own conscience, and then shake all my life – suddenly someone finds out – too. Not everyone, by the way, understood my act, someone said: “Fool”, but many supported.”

Representatives of Iriston did not back down, went out to confer, made a new proposal and again heard no. According to Churakov, in response, Lazarov said: “I didn’t take it in vain, we will find someone to give it to, the game will still be ours.” This ended the meeting.

Sports.ru managed to trace the path of Kazbek Lazarov in football. He did not finish with him after this story, but continued to work as an agent. In 2012, the RFU deprived Lazarov of his agency license. We did not find any status recovery messages.

Alania goalkeeper Rostislav Soldatenko called him his agent. “He called after the match, offered to meet. He said that he liked my game, and he would try to help, because he had to leave here, since there is no big football in the republic and it is unlikely to be soon, – Soldatenko said in an interview with the club's official website. – First, he sent me with the South Ossetian team to the World Championship among unrecognized states in Ostersund, Sweden. After that, he proposed an option with the Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik.

In the media, Lazarov also presented himself as an agent of midfielder Abdulla Abatsiev.It was after 2012. He is also associated with other pupils of the Yunost school – for example, with Azamat Gioev, who tried to break into Spartak.

In 2018, Lazarov became the head of the Khimkinsky Olympus team, the team won the third division in its zone and decided to try the strength in the PFL. In the winter of 2020, Vladimir Gabulov, who quarreled with the investors of Alania, became the chairman of the board of directors of the club.

Olympus contains several natives of North Ossetia or pupils of Yunost: in particular, the same Abdullah Abatsiev, Georgy Batyaev, Arsen Tsogoev and Dzhambul Dulaev.

Lazarov refused to discuss the game against Dynamo with Sports.ru, he does not consider himself guilty: “What is my eyewitness? If an eyewitness, I admit it, then? When a person is clean, he is ##### is always clean. There can be no eyewitnesses, no witnesses of Kazbekov Lazarovs. Gather in another place. Let this all prove that for nonsense. Why do this even raise this? There is nothing more to do, or what? What are you doing nonsense? It has passed for a long time, but you have been raising everything. You have nothing to do!

Strange game: rude mistakes, spectators from a psychiatric hospital and 15 minutes added

Rubin at that time did not know anything and could not even suspect in what condition Churakov was in. The captain was afraid that one of the partners could offer money, so he took the floor on the installation: Let only those who really go out to play.

The match came out spectacular, but strange. “Already at the very beginning, I realized that some of the guys were giving the game, and even the judge was charged with guests,” Rubin described the occurrence. – At that time, only 150 people went to Dynamo at that time: football veterans, fans with experience and. Several dozen patients with a psychiatric hospital – she was next to the stadium. After the match, all of them scolded the team and judge terribly. ” The referee Anatoly Sipko was a lieutenant colonel of the internal troops – later Nikolai Tolstoy personally contributed to his removal from the service.

Already in the first half, Shipko deleted the player of Iriston, and added to the second half from seven-eight (judge version) to 15 minutes (Dynamo version).And everything would be fine, but it was in Dynamo’s hand, because it scored in the added and could still recoup, but it all ended 3: 4. If you look only at a clean protocol, it is difficult to understand that the judge was foreseen – there are only suspicions from the Petersburgers.

Churakov suspected in the dishonest game of defender Sergei Koretsky, who brought the penalty in the 52nd minute, and on the 55th he was replaced-and almost fought with him in the next training session.

Later, Koretsky told the “Council” details: “In the evening on the eve of the meeting with Iriston, a familiar player calls me. Says: You will get a three -lemon three, if you organize a penalty. At the warm -up, it comes again, but I refuse again. And it is necessary to happen to this that at the end of the first half with a score of 1: 1 I really organize a penalty into my goal! Moreover, the situation is completely stupid: the opponent is throwing a ball past me, I am late with a tackle and it turns out that I jump straight to his feet. From the outside it would really seem that I did it on purpose. Mark Abramovich immediately changes me, and after the game the very acquaintance from Iriston comes up and asks: Give money? That is, he also thought that everything was specially done. I didn’t say anything, turned around and left. ”

Churakov in an interview admitted that all the goals were suspicious: the goalkeeper launched a slight blow from 30 meters, and the other defender gave him across the field in his half – the shit was a shit. After the match, Rubin interviewed the players, and in the plot of the “football club” said that he considered them innocent, and questions remained only to Refu.

One of the assistants of Judge Anatoly Snytko was surprised at the accusations. “I would never have thought that this meeting would be the subject of such proceedings,” he said. – You see, this is the second division. Here you can’t break it, or the player does not have enough skill, or he is deliberately mistaken. Looking at the Premier League, a specialist can immediately understand what's what. And here it is not clear what to expect from whom, what is the level of players whom we see in the first and maybe the last time. ”

After the game, Rubin ran into the captain and accused him of surrender, he broke and replied that he was really offered money, but he refused. The coach was stuck, but said to come to the office in the morning.

We tried to talk with the players who took part in that match – almost everyone refused to speak. The player of the St. Petersburg Dynamo Mikhail Zinikov, who in that match was noted by his goal and, according to the protocol, played 90 minutes, answered Sports.ru monosyllables: “I ask me to excuse me. I can't help you! I just don’t remember this game. ”

Valery Dzuskaev, who played for Iriston, who then was 19, explained: “I would be glad to help you, but I hardly remember something interesting. It was a common match for me. I was on the second roles, I have nothing to remember. Nothing special [did not happen]. Neither before, nor during or after. Personally for me.

Iriston thought that there was no evidence, and everyone denied. But the police had a printout of the call to Churakov

In the morning, Churakov, Rubin and club president Viktor Kournosov gathered and firmly decided – we must act. They made a letter to the PFL and the RFU. Vitaly Krechetov, the then general director of the League, called Rubin and said: we will accept the application, but if you do not have evidence, blame yourself.

Petersburgers began searches. One of the leaders of Dynamo discovered a major-major police from Gatchina. A bottle of cognac, a box of sweets – and the major went to the hotel where Vladikavkazets stayed, found out that there was exactly one phone – just in the issue where Lazarov stopped. At the telephone station, he easily took out the details of the calls, and it was they who then became the main evidence, because the main evidence – the technical recording of the match – simply disappeared. Yes, a video of the legendary game cannot be found anywhere.

Two weeks after the match, the first interrogation was held, in the PFL. Rubin and Churakov and the representatives of Iriston came to him, who were sure that the Petersburgers had no evidence. They called in turn to the office-for the first time there were printouts of calls.

A week later, there was a trip to the RFU to a joint trial with the league, the judges and administrator of Gatchina Ryabov, the very one who issued the number of Churakov Lazarov, was called there. The head of Iriston did not know about the printouts of the conversation and said that he called home from the room, but Churakov’s home number was indicated in the papers.

Nikolai Tolstoy actively participated in the interrogation, who was then the president of the Second League: he threatened Judge Anatoly Sipko to send him to the reserve (at that moment referred in the convoy troops). The guilt of the judges did not end up.

But Iriston suffered. The trial lasted a little more than a month. The Vladikavkaz club managed to play another 8 matches, but then it was shot after the 20th round to try to organize an agreement. Dynamo finished the season in the last place. Churakov was given Vimpel – The most courageous football player of the Russian championship. The same pennant, only coaching, received a ruby. Nothing else.

During the exit to the Caucasus, Churakov and Rubin were searched. But it was to Vladikavkaz that they did not go due to the warning of Nikolai Tolstoy

Rubin said that the story did not end there: he was threatened until the end of the season, and the most memorable episode happened in the second round when Dynamo played first in Kislovodsk, and then in Vladikavkaz.

In Kislovodsk, Petersburgers met with Olympus. When the playing Rubin decided to release the striker instead of the defender, he was threatened. “Two“ brothers ”are suitable and they say:“ Hey commander! What do you want to play a draw? Just try, we warned you: you won’t reach the hotel alive! ” – the coach recalled. The striker scored, the game ended in a draw, and reached the hotel without any problems.

Rubin had an agreement with Tolstoy – he was afraid that anything would not work out, so before leaving for Vladikavkaz asked him to call. He told Rubin and Churakov not to go to the last match in Vladikavkaz with Avtodor – nothing is decided, and security is much more important.

Churakov and Rubin from Kislovodsk flew to St. Petersburg, leaving for the main assistant Anatoly Bugaev and administrator Dmitry Krasnitsky. The team went by bus to Ossetia. Then there are two versions: Rubin-Bugaev and the famous St. Petersburg journalist Boris Khodorovsky, who was asked to ride with Dynamo to make up the owners.

According to the version of the coaches, the locals showed up to the hotel before the game and demanded that Churakov and Rubin give them to figure it out. When it turned out that they were not, the Caucasians demanded to give them money. So Krasnitsky, who was responsible for finances, broke up with the last 100 dollars for food. And right in front of the game, another group came up, which promised to blow up the bus on the way back, but Dynamo saved Valery Gazzaev. On the rights of one of the main characters of Ossetia, he reassured violent fans.