Ramil Sitdikov was born in 1986 in Moscow.
He graduated from Moscow Institute for Social Psychology with a degree in Information Systems and Economics. He became fascinated with art of photography at the end of 2009. He studied at First National Television School and Moscow State University receiving a degree in photojournalism.
He's been employed as a staff news photographer by RIA Novosti since 2012.
After several reforms in the police forces implemented in the past few years in Russia, the number of police officers has decreased practically by a half. The lack of officers is felt in all the departments from the traffic police to the drug control service. This appears particularly alarming against the backdrop of a consistently deteriorating criminal situation in Russia.
In summer 2014, there were a series of seemingly senseless and ruthless killings on Moscow region motorways. More than fourteen drivers were murdered. After a few months of unsuccessful search by the police, some outraged local street-racers ganged together to handle the problem in their own sweet way.
Street-racers comb their territory, where one of the killings occurred. In just a few months the "GTA gang" killed, by various estimated, between 14 and 21 people.
Street-racers search a suspected car parked at one of the gas station on highway M4 Don. The vast majority of the gas stations on this highway are subject to search since the murderers could stake out their victims from there.
Member of street racing raid while searching for members of the so-called "GTA gang" that commits murder drivers on suburban highways M4 and M5.
A member of the raiding party during the search for the perpetrators.
Illegal use of weapons, a gross violation of PGG rules, is but a small part of the crimes committed by street-racers during their night raids.
During one of the raids a car was seen that is suitable for orientation. When gang members attempted to check the documents, the driver and passengers resisted.
A member of the raiding party searches a gas station with a crowbar in hand.
The youths were armed with baseball bats, knives, and firearms.
Passenger of the car which is suitable for orientation of law enforcement officers, during a document check.
Raid members check the documents of one of the drivers.
A young man scours a section of forest, which had reports of suspicious objects, with the help of thermal imager.
A suspicious vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint; the cars are under police surveillance.