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Comrade Criminal: Russias New Mafiya

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Publisher Comments:

This riveting book is the first comprehensive investigation into the organized crime and corruption that plague Russia today. Describing a society under the sway of gangster bosses, corrupt army generals, bank swindlers, drug dealers, and uranium thieves, the book shows how mafiya crime lords and still-powerful former Soviet bureaucrats-so-called comrade criminals-have sabotaged their country's attempt at revolution and reform.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.

Synopsis:

Written by a veteran foreign correspondent and former Moscow bureau chief for the Toronto Star, this riveting book presents the first comprehensive investigation into the organized crime and corruption that plague Russia today. A New York Times Notable Book of 1995. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300063868
Author:
Handelman, Stephen
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Post-communism
Subject:
Russia (federation)
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Russia (Federation) Social conditions.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.26 lb

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Soviet States Post 1985
History and Social Science » World History » Russia

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a veteran foreign correspondent and former Moscow bureau chief for the Toronto Star, this riveting book presents the first comprehensive investigation into the organized crime and corruption that plague Russia today. A New York Times Notable Book of 1995. Illustrations.
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