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Published: 10 February 2005

304 Pages | 6 figures and numerous tables


ISBN: 9780199279494

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The Russian Mafia

Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Federico Varese

  • Very well received in hardback
  • 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 reference to other Mafias (the Japanese Yakuza, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, American-Italian Mafia and the Hong Kong Triads)

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