Mafia in Moscow
Index of reprinted and linked articles
Reprinted articles are reproduced in Russian (
as is from the Russian newspapers. The source of electronic version
is indicated. If an article is available from an external source,
the linked source is mentioned explicitly.
- Mafia-style gangs are tightening their grip over Russia's
economy and political and judicial systems, imperilling the
country's security and market reforms, Interior Minister
Anatoly Kulikov said on June 13, 1997 (Reuter).
- March, 1997:
V.Tretyakov, the editor of "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" about situation in
the Interior Ministry and other state security agencies
(in Russian, koi8 encoding).
- Everybody knows about local mobsters,
"Arguments and Facts", N8 (853), February 1997 (in Russian, KOI8 encoding).
An electronic copy is provided by
Richard B. Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The meeting of the Board of Russian Interior Ministry
on November 29, 1996.
- Russian General Aleksandr Lebed is claiming that
struggle with corruption among government officials and with
criminal powers would be one of
his main duties if he would be elected the President of Russia.
On November 16 (1996), Pete du Pont,
editor of IntellectualCapital.com conducted an exclusive
interview with Lebed in Washington, DC.
During Russia's June, 1996 presidential election, General Lebed
gained 15 percent of the popular vote, placing him third.
He served as secretary of the Russian Security Council and
National Security Advisor for four months until his
dismissal on October 17, 1996.
"Whether the Russian people will love him in the morning,
should he win and govern for a while, may be a story
for another time", - Pete du Pont concludes his
thoughts after the interview. The
audio version in Real Audio (TM) format and the
full text of that interview are available from the IC
Playing Russian roulette: Murder of American hotel
operator highlights dangers of Russian business. From CNN
correspondent Kitty Pilgrim (November 7, 1996)
- The idea "kill a bandit" seizes population
(in Russian). Literaturnaya Gazeta, August 13, 1996.
Moscow mafia terrorizes business people. CNN correspondent
Eileen O'Connor reports from Moscow (April 8, 1996).
- An excerpt from OMRI Dayly Digest:
CORRUPT OFFICIALS RELEASE CRIMINAL KINGPINS,
by Penny Morvant. This article has been published electronically
in OMRI Dayly Digest on December 22, 1995.
The financial crime of the century by Aleksandr Zhilin, an editor
for Moskovskie Novosti (PRISM, 1 December 1995, a publication of the
Jamestown Foundation: JFoundn@jf4.jamestown.org. Fax: 202-483-8337).
- "Izvestia", December 10, 1995.
СПЕЦНАЗ СБЫВАЛ ВЗРЫВЧАТКУ КРИМИНАЛЬНЫМ СТРУКТУРАМ (in Russian,
An electronic copy of the article from the
"Izvestia" directory in the Sovam Teleport server
- Artem Federov, "Express Chronicles", October 20, 1995.
Интересы чекистов выше законов:
Дело Алины Витухновской (in Russian,
An electronic copy of the article from
Express Chronicle Weekly maintained on Sovam Teleport server
- Vasilii Kononenko, "Izvestiya", October 12, 1995.
Where are money for the struggle with organized criminals ? (in Russian,
An electronic copy of the article from the
"Izvestia" directory on Sovam Teleport server
Does Russia need deth squads? by: Victor Yasmann
(PRISM, 7/14, 1995, a bi-weekly on the post-soviet states published by the Jamestown Foundation: JFoundn@jf4.jamestown.org. Fax: 202-483-8337).
МЫ ДОЛЖНЫ ЗАЩИТИТЬ СЕБЯ САМИ (На смерть Ивана Кивелиди).
Source: the Newsstand in San Antonio.
- ПОД ДУЛОМ ПИСТОЛЕТА РАБОТАТЬ НЕВОЗМОЖНО
- Ирина ЯСИНА (из газеты Московские новости╞, No 54, 13-20
августа 1995 г.) Source: the Newsstand in San Antonio.
- Russian Mafia Shakes
Down the Country by Steven R. Van Hook. (First published
November 20, 1994). Copyright ╘ 1995 Steven R. Van Hook.
- Environment: Illegal Wildlife Trade. Animal genocide.
TIME Domestic: November 14, 1994. Volume 144, No. 20
- Proliferation: Formula for Terror. The former Soviet arsenal is leaking into the West
TIME Domestic: August 29, 1994. Volume 144, No 9.
- Russia: Moscow struggles to find a sense of itself
TIME Domestic: July 4, 1994. Volume 144, N. 1
- Arms Trade: Russia's yard sale.
TIME Domestic: April 18, 1994. Volume 143, No. 16
Imperial Hinterland: Moscow, a section in "New Mafia Order"
(a Mother Jones investigation by Frank Viviano).
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