Stronger than forty brothers
Another relative of the Salpagarov brothers, Eldar Salpagarov, from March 2011 to April 2018 headed the administration of the president of the KCR. On the website of the administration, he is still in this position, although since May 2018 he has been heading the FSBI Operational Directorate of the Grand Stavropol Canal.
A cousin of Salpagarovs Oydur Elkanov a year ago headed the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Cherkessk. The second cousin - Bashir Elkanov - for many years led the inter-district inspection of the Federal Tax Service for the KCR. Murat Elkanov - Head of the Expense Division of the Federal Treasury for the KCR. The other "cousin branch" - the Chotchayevs - is mainly engaged in business, rarely comes to power.
There are about 40 brothers in the Salpagarov-Elkanov-Chotchayev family. The members of this clan, like the Arashukovs, more than once found themselves under the gun of law enforcement officers. For example, the former head of the Karachay municipal district, Dakhir Elkanov, was arrested in 2012 in the case of two attempted murders. The first murder occurred in 2008 - the deputy of the National Assembly of the KCR KR Islam Khamshamkhalov was shot dead. And the second, in 2008, did not succeed: Natalia Nagornova, deputy head of the Federal Treasury Department for the KCR, survived after receiving two gunshot wounds.
When these cases reached the court, Elkanova was no longer among the suspects, he surfaced in 2017 as the president of the All-Russian Belt Wrestling Federation. In February 2019, when the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation decided to review these cases, Elkanov left the federation and, according to rumors, went to Turkey.
According to the Ruspress agency, Islam Krymshamkhalov tried before the death in court to challenge the results of the municipal elections in the Karachayevsky district, which Eldar Salpagarov won with the help of an administrative resource provided by KCHR Deputy Prime Minister Boris Gochiyaev, who is the alleged murderer's son-in-law.