The history of the legendary “pirate” remained a mystery for a long time. But Ufa journalists from UFA1 published material that, among other things, reveals the reason why Nizamutdinov did what he did.
The eldest son Ruslan spoke about this. According to the man, his father started repacking video games purely as a hobby in the 2000s – so he decided to keep busy himself when health issues prevented him from doing business.
At the same time, Ruslan noted that xatab does not make much money from repackages – the reason for the “piracy” of games was the desire to give the opportunity to play to those who do not have money for it.
Recall that in Runet repacks from xatab have become a certain mark of quality. They were known for their small size and high quality. Nizamutdinov’s compilations are usually released shortly after the game’s official release and have been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users.
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