The Central District Court of Krasnoyarsk sentenced former local deputy and crime boss Anatoly Bykov to 11 years in prison. He was found guilty of instigating the murder (part 4 of article 33, paragraph “g” of part 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) of businessman Andrei Nekolov. In addition, Bykov must pay 10 million rubles in favor of the victims. In 2021, he was already sentenced to 13 years in prison in the case of organizing the murder of two people in 1994. Given this sentence, Bykov will have to spend 17 years in a strict regime colony.
According to the court, in the fall of 2004, Bykov paid $50,000 to his friend Alexander Zhivica for the murder of two entrepreneurs: the former head of the regional boxing federation Andrei Grabovsky and businessman Andrei Nekolov. Zhivitsa, in turn, found the firearm, tracked down Grabowski and tried to kill him. In November 2004, he fired several shots at a businessman's car while driving past him. Grabovsky was inside with his bodyguard, but survived and fled the scene of the assassination attempt. A couple of months later, Zhivica tracked down Nekolov and shot him in the center of Krasnoyarsk. This happened in January 2005, Nekolov died from his injuries. Survivor Grabovsky was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2020 for organizing the murder of Sergei Nazarov, former deputy head of the department for investigating banditry of the regional police department. Zhivitsa, who was involved in the case together with Bykov, was released from serving his sentence due to the expiration of the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution. Bykov himself, for the same reason, was released from punishment for inciting the murder of Grabovsky.
13 years in prison, which Bykov received in 2021, were appointed for organizing the murders of Kirill Voitenko and Alexander Naumov. Bykov called Naumov a member of his group. Voitenko was a friend of Naumov. Bykov attracted his partners, Sergei Bakurov and Vladimir Chuchkov, to the cause. On July 24, 1994, they shot Voitenko and Naumov while they were driving. In court, both partners testified against Bykov. Prior to that, in 2002, he also received a six and a half years probation for organizing an assassination attempt on the Krasnoyarsk crime boss Vilor Struganov.
In the 90s and early 2000s, Bykov, according to media reports, was the most influential person in the criminal world of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. He was known as "Tolya-bull" and "Celentano". He himself is convinced that the case against him was fabricated at the behest of the former governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Alexander Uss, and the head of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Alexander Rechitsky.