HEAT ON THE MOB
TIME International June 3, 1996 Volume 147, No. 23 . Pursued by prosecutors and stripped of political allies, old bosses are landing ...
Canada deports Russian organized crime kingpin
NandoNet Newsroom, July 30 1997
Criminals, Russian Nationalists and Dostoevsky
by Grant Felgenhauer Through a combination of wits, luck and ruthless violence, organized crime groups have assumed control over vast resources within the former USSR.
Interpol Tries to Curb Spread of Russian Mafia in Europe
Interpol chief Raymond Kendall . INTERPOL chief Raymond Kendall is pressing Russia's interior ministry to work with him on setting up local offices of the police agency ...
Sweden Attracts Russian Mafiosi
"Our countries are close to each other geographically -- that is why we're beginning to feel not only economic and cultural influences but also criminal influences," said Johan Frissell, Swedish vice-consul in St Petersburg. The document establishing the new unit in the Swedish consulate was signed during the visit of three high-ranking Swedish police officers to St Petersburg early in.
August 14, 1995 Russia's Really Hostile Takeovers Organized Crime Is Shooting Its Way Into Big Business
By Patricia Kranz In Moscow.
Oleg Kantor, president of Moscow's Yugorsky Bank, liked to spend his free time at his luxurious dacha outside Moscow. ...
IC - Cornerstone Ceremony For Haus Der Deutschen Wirtschaft
German Business Establishes New Presence in Moscow - Worries about Russian political instability, the delayed modernization of the Russian economy and the much-touted "Russian Mafia"
Sydney Morning Herald - Daily News
Page One National World Columns Business Prev Story Next Story July 13, 1996 Graft scandals end Yeltsin's honeymoon A series of scandals reaching high into the Kremlin suggest ...
Yankee Chicken, Go Home
Moscow Has A Beef About U.S. Poultry Standards By Stephanie Anderson Forest In Dallas, With Patricia Kranz In Moscow.
Russian citizens have been menaced by nuclear fallout and ...
Quotation of the Month: "Criminal Financial Dealings Dramatically Increased
in Russia" Russian Editor Reveals Banks-Mafia Connection. Banking appears to be one of the most dangerous occupations in Russia. Several dozen Russian bankers have been victims
Peace and the arms trade
Part of a series on Organized Crime and the Environment, by CSS
Moscow at night
You must acquire a visa before entering Russia. The Russian Consulate in Montreal (514-843-5901) is the place to ...
Thieves Professing the Code: Notes and References
Table of Contents RUSSIA Thieves Professing the Code: The Traditional Role of Vory v Zakone in Russia's Criminal World and Adaptions to a New Social Reality Notes and References Notes
Michigan Daily Online
New U.S. $100 bill worries Russians. The Washington Post, MOSCOW -- American media events tend not to get much notice in Russia.
"Dom" Russian Dramatic TV Serial, First 10 Episodes
"Dom" is a series of 40 fifty-minute dramatic programs (tele-roman or television novel) in which various economic topics are embedded including defense industry conversion; ...
RUSSIA: City on Edge Mired in squalor, awash in glitz, Moscow struggles to
TIME Domestic July 4, 1994 Volume 144, No. 1 RUSSIA City on Edge Mired in squalor, awash in glitz, Moscow struggles to find a sense of itself ...
Seattle Times Extra: World news
Feb. 13, 1996 Scam proves diamonds not Russia's forever |Background and Related Stories| by Richard Cole Associated Press Reports of Russian organized crime
Moscow: overview and structure of the city.
Moscow: overview. One of the world's great cities, Moscow (Russian Moskva) is the capital of Russia.
Gunmen seize bus with South Korean tourists near Kremlin
Nando Times Global Stories Archives : October 14, 1995 Gunmen seize bus with South Korean tourists near Kremlin ...
Blast kills Moscow businessman, wounds 2 bodyguards
A bomb explosion Friday killed a businessman and wounded two of his private security guards at a commercial building in central Moscow, police said. The blast killed Gennady Vzin, 35, chief executive of the Roscontractpostavka trading company, in what could be the latest ... - Jan. 17, 1997
Russian mob gaining U.S. foothold, senators told
May 16, 1996 Web posted at: 12:30 a.m. EDT From Correspondent Mark Feldstein WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. senators on the Governmental Affairs Committee heard some eye-opening testimony Wednesday from a man who says he worked with members of the Russian mob. He claims the Russian mob is ... - May 16, 1996
Yeltsin targets corruption, but some are skeptical
From Correspondent Betsy Aaron MOSCOW (CNN) -- In a single year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister and Chief Military Inspector Konstantin Kobets received official praise from President Boris Yeltsin -- only to be fired, charged with abuse of power, taking bribes, and ... - May 20, 1997
Russian mob grows in Brooklyn
May 23, 1996 Web posted at: 8:00 a.m. EDT From Correspondent Peg Tyre BROOKLYN, New York (CNN) -- His appearance is that of a Wall Street executive, but he is accused of being a powerful member of organized crime. Vyacheslav Ivankov allegedly runs the Russian mob from his Brooklyn stronghold ... - May 23, 1996
Sex, denials and videotape
Russian justice minister Valentin Kovalyov will be suspended from duties in the wake of a sex scandal involving nude pictures and a video that purportedly shows him cavorting in a sauna with naked women, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin said Sunday. ... - June 22, 1997
Prosecutor: Russian crime getting more professional
By Tim Heritage PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia, July 29 (Reuter) - Russia's chief prosecutor said on Tuesday crime across the vast country was becoming increasingly professional and the police were struggling to cope. Yuri Skuratov, Russia's prosecutor general, said ... - July 29 1997
Russian crime goes mass market
CNN - Aug. 7, 1997
Alphabetical list of all Russian banks described
MSNBC - Russians shine at white-collar crime
Russians shine at white-collar crime Gangs include ex-KGB agents, Gulag prisoners A Russian militiaman stands guard over alleged members of an Azerbaijani crime group ...
Russian Mafia in Izrael
During the past four years, Israel has welcomed nearly a million legitimate migrants from the former Soviet Union. Between $2.5 billion and $4.5 billion has been invested in Israel by the Russian Mafia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to police sources.
Israeli newcomers from the former Soviet Union
Yisrael B'Aliya's demand comes after years of stories in the Israeli press that highlighted the fact that various criminals and unsavory characters were newcomers from the former Soviet Union. The ultrareligious dislike the way they are portrayed in the secular press, where the term "black" (relating to their garb but also, of course, having other implications) is often used.
Yosef Kobzon delayed entering Israel at Ben-Gurion Airport
Russian-Jewish singer and businessman Yosef Kobzon was delayed entering Israel for some six hours at Ben-Gurion Airport recently, after the Interior Ministry listed him as a Russian mafia member. Senior political figures in Jerusalem became involved in the affair after Russian Ambassador Alexander Bovin demanded Kobzon's immediate release from custody and entry to Israel.
Israeli lawmakers linked to Russian mafia
Police Commissioner Assaf Hefetz said investigators want to verify whether the politicians were aware of Lerner's alleged involvement in criminal activities. Lerner, also known as Gad Ben-Ari, is suspected of involvement in fraud, connection to assassinations by organized crime figures in Russia and trying to bribe public officials.
Russian is 5th Anti-Zionist Critic to be killed
A top researcher for an anti-Zionist member of the Russian parliament was killed March 20,1997 in Moscow in an apparent contract murder - the fifth in recent months, officials said. Anatoly Frantskevich, an aide to lawmaker Alexander Filatov, an ally of Jewish critic Vladimir Zhirnovsky, was driving his Mercedes in Moscow when a bomb exploded under the car, ripping his leg and throwing him.
American Slain in Moscow
Businessman Gunned Down Gangland-Style By Lee Hockstader Washington Post Foreign Service (Nov. 5 1996)
Now on videotape for just $19.95 (2 hours of non-stop action) Click here to see more captures from videotape. It's 2 hours of non-stop action most of which is caught on camera by police surveillance and private citizens.
CNNfn - Playing Russian roulette
Russian Business & Trade Connections Russian Financial Pages New York (CNNfn) - Doing business in Russia is a risky proposition. The dangers were clearly illustrated by the murder last week of American hotel operator Paul Tatum, who died over a dispute on how to run a Moscow hotel.
Criminals, Russian Nationalists and Dostoyevski
Some experts estimate that as much as eighty percent of all private business and banking in Russia is controlled by organized crime. When you give the people the right to vote, they vote correctly.
By The Associated Press, London (AP) -- The British diplomats whom Russia accused of spying had been investigating a report that radioactive material might have fallen into the hands of the IRA, a British newspaper reported Sunday. . The colonel was quoted as saying British intelligence agents from MI6 had offered large amounts of money to Kremlin officials to try to find out whether the IRA...
The Jamestown Foundation - Prism
Corrupt officials in Moscowviewed Chechnya as a "free criminal zone" which couldbring them enormous profit. Yet another "resource" which organized crime enjoyedin Chechnya was the Grozny airport. (062395)
Business in Russia: Currency Coming home?
Harsh fiscal policy and political instability led to capital flight, but some of these funds are slowly finding their way back to Russia. 1 apital flight from Russia puts a damper on the kind of internal investment that is so necessary for the country's economy to come out of its post-inflationary lethargy.
Expert Thief Gadzhiyev's background
Expert Thief Gadzhiyev's background makes him an uncommon police academy applicant, to say the least. Officials from the Soviet embassy in Belgrade met with Gadzhiyev in prison "and asked me if I was going back or not, and I said I wasn't going back because of problems between the Armenians and Azeris in Baku."
Thieves Professing the Code
The Russian title vor v zakone is frequently rendered in English as "thief in law" which is the literal translation (see S. Handelman in "The Russian Mafia" Foreign Affairs, vol. 73, No.2, p. 86; K. Fireman in Newsday, "Moscow's Latest Menace: Mob Hits" May 16, 1994, A15; and S. Erlanger, "A Slaying Puts Russian Underworld on Parade" New York Times,.
C4I-Pro Archive: [C4I-Pro]
Proposed Encryption "Racketeering" Legislation
Proposed Encryption "Racketeering" Legislation". They paint a possible future which includes the use of or blackmail (not necessarily publicly known) against governments and multinationals using weapons of mass destruction.
Russia Hall of Fame Moskau hat mehr zu bieten, als nur Mafia und Prostitution Die renommierte PC-Fachzeitschrift PC Praxis (5/96 / Seiten 124-125) ist voll des Lobes über Moskau ...
In Russia, where privatization has resulted in a rapid feminization of poverty, Mafia groups are exporting women and children in increasing numbers to locations throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Research conducted in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Russia has resulted in over 100 hours of footage, including covert footage of Russian Mafia members discussing overseas trafficking of.
"Potato Bag Gang"
They were known as the "Potato Bag Gang," a group of Russian criminals from Odessa who emigrated to the Brighton Beach area of New York City and victimized other Russian emigres. Though Jewish leaders here debate the level of Jewish involvement in the Russian mafia, both as victims and perpetrators, no one likes the idea of a new American -- Jewish or otherwise -- left holding a sack of.
Moscow Spartak director slain
Moscow (Jun 16, 1997 - 12:14 EST) -- Gunmen killed a leading female executive for one of Russia's most popular soccer clubs at her country home outside Moscow. Larisa Nechayeva, director-general of the Moscow Spartak soccer club, was shot in the head and the chest Sunday night, club spokesman Alexander Lvov said Monday.
TV right deal may be involved in killing
Larisa Nechayeva, director-general of the Spartak football club, was shot by an unidentified assailant Sunday at her dacha in the village of Taratino, near Moscow. "In the case of Nechayeva it is ... possible that she was a victim of a row involving Spartak's reluctance to sign a television rights deal," he said.
This is the Behind the Scenes Report
ESPN, citing a 15-month Senate investigation that produced more than 100 interviews with NHL players, officials, owners, team officials and agents says the Russian mafia's influence among NHL players is more extensive than first believed. There are 50 players from the former Soviet Union in the NHL and most of them are Russian including five members of the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red.
US Senate: Russia mafia extortion in NHL...
ESPN, citing a 15-month Senate investigation produced more than 100 interviews with NHL players, officials, owners, team officials and agents, reports that serious conclusions have been made about the Russian mafia's influence among NHL players.
ESPN SportsZone: Mafia's reach greater t...
"I have heard some evidence of Russian organized crime also attempting to or actually extorting basketball players from the former Soviet Union," Bopp said, "and in one instance, a tennis player from the former Soviet Union." Investigators say extortion in tennis extends beyond players from the former Soviet Union to those from former East Bloc countries.
Russian political prisoner in U.S. jail
Konanykhine escaped from the kidnappers, emigrated to the United States, from where he appealed to the Hungarian and Russian law enforcement agencies, and continued his public campaign against the Mafia and corruption in Russia. During the ensuing investigation the FBI confirmed the kidnapping of Konanykhine in Budapest and the existence of contracts on his life placed by the Russian Mafia.
Russian organized crime groups in California
16 ROC groups launder the money through a elaborate trail of fictitious companies set up in Russia. Analysis Among the most significant organized crime groups to come to the aftention of law enforcement in California in recent years, are the Russian organized crime groups.
Russian Mafia in California
5/13/96 - Five members of so-called @Russian Mafia" organized crime syndicate have pleaded guilty to federal narcotics and fraud charges in Los Angeles, as VOA's Alan Silverman reports, the leader could go to prison for life.
Mafia targets NGO's
Russian Venture Capital Fund of America "RVCFA". "Distance Management Training Project for Russian General Directors".
Recent articles from Cargoweb News about developments in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.
Russian Mafia - Snap Shots.
Russia-Japan: exchange of information about the networks of Russian Mafia and Japanese Yakuza
The customs departments of Sakhalin, Russia, and Niigato and Khakodate, Japan, have signed an agreement on mutual exchange of information about contraband weapons, drugs and other goods, as well as about the networks of Russian Mafia and Japanese Yakuza.
The Mideast (bibiwatch) : Lushansky
Post called Lushansky an "alleged Russian gangster". Lushansky was a "senior KGB officer"
Banks in Russia and the NIS
Copyright 1995 by West Research. Last update: Aug. 11, 1995 These are some, but certainly not all, of the banks operating in the former Soviet Union today.
History of Moscow Part 4
HISTORY OF MOSCOW The victory of Kulicovo Field brought in its wake a feeling of national unity and gave rise to national consciousness, which provided an impetus for the development ...
Moscow Business Telephone Guide
Since 1992 The Moscow Business Telephone Guide Online is the leading Moscow, Russia business directory. Includes interactive Moscow map with street index, city points of interest, ...
zhiwriter - Monday, July 1, 1996
Russian Fears: After The Voting, Who Transfers Power? June 29, 1996, New York Times, Moscow -- In the bad old days of Soviet rule, ...