Date of birth: 1964 Place of birth: Komsomolskoye Urus-Martan district of Chechnya
Graduated three classes of rural schools
He worked in Grozny at the tank farm, was in charge of the distribution of petroleum products.
In 1992 - 93 years. with Shamil Basayev fought in Abkhazia.
When Dudayev's commander "presidential" special forces regiment, he was entrusted to the protection of "special zone" around the oil refineries in Grozny.
In the first Chechen war - warlord in western Chechnya.
In 1995, in response to the bombing Chateau executed prisoners, military pilots, dropping them in the quarry.
May 27, 1995 Gelayev
people were shot in the village of Kharsenoi Colonel Vladimir Zryadnego and Senior Lieutenant Yuri Galkin. Total solution Gelayev
then killed 8 people.
In March 1996, led the raid on Grozny (the capture of the city lasted for 3 days). Departing from the Chechen capital, Gelaev seized more than 100 civilians hostage.
After Khasavyurt (1996) Gelayev
pilgrimage to Mecca and took the Arabic name Hamzat.
With the support of Salman Raduyev he created the organization "Movement of Patriotic Forces, which was in opposition to Maskhadov.
From April 1997 - Vice-Premier of Ichkeria.
From January 1998 - Minister of Defense.
14 June 1999 headed Sharia Guard.
28 July 1999 was appointed first vice-premier of Chechnya (he was assigned to cover the security forces).
During the second Chechen war (1999) - headed north-west line of defense of the republic, then the south-western sector of defense of Grozny, and then became the head of defense the entire capital.
In March 2000, led the defense of the village of Komsomolskoye, which has lost about 1200 of its 'fighters'. Basayev declared a jihad because he did not send in reinforcements Komsomolskoye. Shortly thereafter, the media began to appear reports of armed clashes among baraevtsami and gelaevtsami: in July 2000 was a battle in the district of the village of Shalazhi, as previously clashed militants on the outskirts of Grozny Chernorechye - killed about 40 'fighters'.
In late 2000, information was received that Gelayev
withdrew from active fighting and seeking contact with the administration of Kadyrov.
According to the FSB, from April 2001 Gelayev
, along with his troops (about 500 fighters) is in the Kodori Gorge (Georgia).
According to the Georgian special services, Gelayev
together with his troops - in Ingushetia. Third-party evaluation, characteristics