Russian ‘Godfather’ Killed At His Prison Release Party

Russian mafia godfather is gunned down by a hooded assassin at a party to celebrate his release from prison in shocking CCTV. Macabre footage captures how Alexander Zhestokov, 39, was approached by an assassin who opened fire from close range.

The suspected Siberian mobster collapsed on the floor and died almost instantly during the attack on Friday July 27. The killer struck at around midnight. Zhestokov – rumoured to be a leader of the feared Zapsibovskie gang – had been hosting a party in Dzambul bar in the industrial city of Novokuznetsk, south-west Siberia.

In the footage, Zhestokov is seen talking to associates when the gunman approaches dressed in black with a hood and dark glasses, carrying a firearm with a large silencer.