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The Resource Comrade criminal : Russia's new mafiya, Stephen Handelman

Comrade criminal : Russia's new mafiya, Stephen Handelman

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Comrade criminal : Russia's new mafiya
Title
Comrade criminal
Title remainder
Russia's new mafiya
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Handelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stephen Handelman, Moscow bureau chief for The Toronto Star from 1987 to 1992, has based his book on interviews with more than 150 Russians - mobsters, police, political crusaders, former KGB agents, new millionaires, and ordinary citizens. Handelman traces the roots of the criminal underworld to elements of society that have existed on the margins of Russian life for centuries and that during the last twenty years of Soviet power became an essential arm of the black-market economy. He reveals how organized crime has flourished since the demise of totalitarianism, and how the Russian mafiya has begun to export to American cities not only guns and drugs but also its particular brand of mob violence. And he shows the detrimental effects crime has had - and will continue to have - on political and economic reform in the new states of the former Soviet Union
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DLC
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Handelman, Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Post-communism
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Comrade criminal : Russia's new mafiya, Stephen Handelman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Updated with a new preface." -- t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [386]-387) and index
Contents
Thieves world -- Vor -- Mozhaisky embankment -- Comrade criminal -- Life and death on the Russian frontier -- The criminal state -- Post-Soviet man -- How to steal a billion rubles -- Masters of Moscow -- "They can shoot, they can kill" -- The smugglers -- Narco-Bizness -- The guns of Grozny -- Red army Bazaar -- The Baltic connection -- The evil empire revisited -- Cops and commissars -- General Sterligov and his friends -- The Chinatown gang -- Who lost Russia?
Control code
ocm32014586
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 398 p.
Isbn
9780300063868
Lccn
95002378
Label
Comrade criminal : Russia's new mafiya, Stephen Handelman
Publication
Note
"Updated with a new preface." -- t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [386]-387) and index
Contents
Thieves world -- Vor -- Mozhaisky embankment -- Comrade criminal -- Life and death on the Russian frontier -- The criminal state -- Post-Soviet man -- How to steal a billion rubles -- Masters of Moscow -- "They can shoot, they can kill" -- The smugglers -- Narco-Bizness -- The guns of Grozny -- Red army Bazaar -- The Baltic connection -- The evil empire revisited -- Cops and commissars -- General Sterligov and his friends -- The Chinatown gang -- Who lost Russia?
Control code
ocm32014586
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 398 p.
Isbn
9780300063868
Lccn
95002378

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