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The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia
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The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone
Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.
The vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves' code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.
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The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone
Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.
The vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves' code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the vory's journey to...
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The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone
Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.
The vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves' code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti's captivating study details the vory's journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia's free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.
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        Galeotti, a senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague and author of Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces, provides an expansive historical overview of organized crime in Russia from the 18th century to the present. The book’s earliest sections follow the exploits of Vanka Kain, “the scourge of Moscow in the 1730s and 1740s,” who became a Russian folk hero—a so-called “‘honest thief’” who made no pretense about who he was. Galeotti draws clear parallels between Kain and the modern underworld, contending that the essential arc of Kain’s career—a criminal who ends up corrupting the officials who think they control him—is one still being played out in post-Soviet Russia. This arc is exemplified by Dmitry Zakharchenko, the former head of Russia’s anti-corruption agency, who was arrested in 2016 after police found $120 million in cash in his Moscow apartment. Unlike the Italian mafia, Galeotti writes, the vory (as the Russian mob became known in early 20th century) are “often not especially organized” and have no real traditions. Rather, Galeotti sees “coercion, corruption, and compliance” as key characteristics of a distinctly Russian way of crime that can be traced through the centuries. This is a cogent and accessible history that anyone interested in organized crime in general, and the Russian variety in particular, will want to pick up.

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