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Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America by Robert I. Friedman

By Robert I. Friedman

Long ago decade, from Brighton seashore to Moscow, Toronto to Hong Kong, the Russian mob has develop into the world's fastest-growing legal superpower. Trafficking in prostitutes, heroin, and missiles, the mafiya poses a big chance to worldwide balance and safeguard. at the present time, the mafiya controls over eighty percentage of Russia's banks and has siphoned off billions of bucks in Western loans and relief, probably derailing the opportunity for a strong democracy there. yet that's only the start, for the mafiya is now in each nook of the U.S. and has infiltrated many of the banks and brokerage agencies that deal with your funds. And American legislations enforcement is simply waking as much as this stunning problem.

-- No journalist on the earth is aware extra in regards to the mafiya than Friedman, who has coated the Russian mob for information, self-importance reasonable, and New York.

-- At nice peril to himself, Friedman interviewed a number of the best mobsters, who have been stunningly candid approximately their activities.

-- of their depravity, ruthlessness, and brutality, Russian gangsters make the normal Mafia appear like choirboys. crimson Mafiya will entice an individual attracted to the Mob.

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Alexander’s mode of relaxation was to rise before dawn, shoulder his gun and set off for a full day of hunting in the marshes or forests. Like a bear, he was gruff, blunt, narrow and suspicious. He had a strong mind, strong likes and dislikes and a purposeful will. After making a decision, he went to bed and slept soundly. He disliked Englishmen and Germans and had a passion for everything Russian. He hated pomp and felt that a true Russian should be simple in manners, table, speech and dress; he wore his own trousers and boots until they were threadbare.

I was sad, however, to discover that neither of these groups had much interest in the other. The Russians cared little about hemophilia; they still blamed Alexandra, the “German woman,” for bringing the “German disease” to Russia and to her son. The hemophiliacs sympathized with the mother and the son but were unconcerned about Russia, Russians or the historical implications of the Tsarevich’s disease. In general, though, I was fortunate. The book stimulated a flow of other books and films about the Romanovs.

In 1905, the Russian people had a partial revolution. Absolute power was struck from the hand of the Tsar with the creation of a parliament, the Duma. In the era of Prime Minister Peter Stolypin and the Third Duma, cooperation between the throne and parliament reached a level of high promise. During the First World War, the nation asked not for revolution, but for reform, for a share of responsibility in fighting and winning the victory. Nicholas, however, fought doggedly against every attempt to further dilute his power.

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