Ex-Mayor of Yekaterinburg Evgeny Roizman told in an interview with the founder of the publication “GORDON” Dmitry Gordon about the difficult situation with drug trafficking in Yekaterinburg, the victims of which were most often teenagers.
He noted that Yekaterinburg was literally “filled up with heroin,” and ambulances traveled around the city and collected corpses from the sidelines. “
“Our guys born in 1976-1980 did not play football or hockey either at the city championship or at the regional championship. There was no one to recruit a team. In our schools, after cleaning, the cleaners squeezed out syringes. They injected themselves at lessons. they wrote to us on the fences: “Whoever doesn’t inject is a sucker.” So, all the heroin was brought to us from Tajikistan. And the citizens of Tajikistan brought it, ”said Roizman.
According to the ex-mayor of Yekaterinburg, he was accused of racism and fascism because of the coverage of the situation with heroin in the city.
“Let’s say we have all the hash trade controlled by Azerbaijanis. The main consumers then were teenagers. Nobody will stop me talking about it out loud. There was an operation. I know where the hash came from. I know how his guides drove him by train from Baku. No one will forbid me to say this. Then they began to say: “You have no right to name the nationality of drug traffickers,” he said.
Ex-Mayor of Yekaterinburg Roizman: I really played cards, stole, cheated and went with a knife. I served three years. Full text of the interview
Roizman in 2003-2007 was a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. From 2013 to 2018 he was mayor of Yekaterinburg.