Organized Crime has existed in Russia (former Soviet Union) for centuries. Under the communist regime corruption was as normal in Russia as snow falling during the winter. One of the big money makers for the Russian criminals was selling Western products on the black market, a market they controlled in the 1970s and 80s.
With the fall of communism, a rapacious new gangster class arose from out of the former Soviet Republics and became criminal millionaires. The Red Mafiya, which seized power with staggering speed in the post-Soviet free-market free-for-all, can be traced back centuries to the Thieves World – a secret criminal culture with a strict code of conduct based on loyalty and opposition to the government.
We cover the Redfellas evolution–from roots in Imperial Russia to shocking global reach today.
A look at the history and evolution of The Russian Mafia that dates back to Tsarist Russia and has managed to not only outlast the Soviet Union but details how it thrived on its collapse.
Includes details on undercover government workers and what they were very shocked to have found out about the extent to what the Russian mafia were able to offer them in America.
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