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Russian Mafia

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Keeler Steele

on 9 January 2013

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Russian Mafia Future By: Keeler Steele Historical Background Vyacheslav "Yaponchik" Ivankov: Ukranian "vor v zakone"; major roles in U.S. branches of mafia, both Italian and Russian.

Semion Mogilevich: potentially the wealthiest crime boss in history. Multinational citizen; primarily money laundering and fraud. VIP's Extensive body art; large amounts of tattoos

Cathedral or Church - Depending on the number of steeples or towers, this will signify the number of years that individual has been in prison.
Stars - If tattooed on the knees this means that the owner will bow to no man. If on the shoulders, this means that he is a man of discipline, status, and tradition. Men will also receive stars when they are promoted to "captain". Symbols The Russian mafia will likely continue as a powerful IOC, despite continuous international efforts to subdue the trade.
As the ex-soviet mafia leaders begin to fade, however, there may be and opportunity for law enforcement to catch up to the shady group. But as
long as there is a need for a black market, all IOC will thrive, especially the Russian Mafia. Population The upper level population comes from ex-soviet convicts that served time in the Gulags, or prison camps.
Other primary population criminals are drawn from bratok and gopniki, or low-level criminals, much like American gangs. Different organization than Italian mafia
Extensive human trafficking, drug distribution, sale of vehicles and military equipment.
Became a global influence in post-soviet economy and black market. Bibliography SHELLEY, LOUISE. "Organized Crime." Encyclopedia of Russian History. Ed. James R. Millar. Vol. 3. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. 1114-1116. Gale World History In Context. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.

"Decoding Russian Mafia Tattoos." Squidoo. N.p., 13 Sept. 2008. Web. 07 Jan. 2013.

"Russian Prison Camps: An Ex-inmate's Account." BBC News. BBC, 22 Oct. 2012. Web. 08 Jan. 2013.

"The Russian Mafia and Organised Crime: How Can This Global Force Be Tamed? | OpenDemocracy." The Russian Mafia and Organised Crime: How Can This Global Force Be Tamed? | OpenDemocracy. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2013. Yaponchik Ivankov Semion Mogilevich Impact Globally, the Russian Mafia has exponentially impacted the black market and global economy, to the point that most money laundering and fraud that occurs in the world can be traced to Russian IOC (International Organized Crime). Data suggests that 40% of all human trafficking is related to Russian IOC, and 60% of drug trafficking can be attributed to Russian IOC financial support. Following the demise of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991; prisoners from the Soviet gulags were released. They were made up of ordinary criminals as well as powerful anti-soviet military officials and political dissidents. A majority of them found economic interest in black market goods and other illegal trades, such as fraudulent loans, to "assist" a struggling country. Bibliography Continued "Russian Mafia: Organized Crime." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2013.

"Russian Mafia Becoming Larger Business Opponent." Advanced. Seattle Times, n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2013.

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