The Vory : Russia's super mafia
Title: The Vory : Russia's super mafia
Author: GALEOTTI, Mark
Citation: London ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2018
ISBN: 9780300187625; 9780300186826
The vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed their unique culture. Identified by their signature tattoos, members abided by the thieves’ code, a strict system that forbade all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state. Based on two decades of on-the-ground research, Galeotti’s captivating study details the vory’s journey to power from their early days to their adaptation to modern-day Russia’s free-wheeling oligarchy and global opportunities beyond.
Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION, 1 -- Part One FOUNDATIONS,7 -- Part Two EMERGENCE, 79 -- Part Three VARIETIES, 123 -- Part Four FUTURE, 205 -- GLOSSARY OF COMMONLY USED TERMS, 273 -- NOTES, 276 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY, 302 -- INDEX, 317 -- Copyright