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Published: 02 August 2001

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198297369

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The Russian Mafia

Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Federico Varese

  • Unique insight into the history and organization of the Russian Mafia
  • Challenges widely held views of the Russian Mafia
  • Based on in depth interviews with the Mafia, criminals and officials, archival documents, and reports from undercover police operations
  • Comparative study making references to other Mafias (the Japanese Yakuza, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, American-Italian Mafia and the Hong Kong Triads).